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Inverness and Olema are approximately 10 minutes from Point Reyes Station.
Marshall is approximately 15 minutes from Point Reyes Station.
Dogtown is approximately 25 minutes from Point Reyes Station.

Dancing Coyote Beach Bed & Breakfast
You won’t forget the time you spend at Dancing Coyote Beach in Inverness.  Located on a private beach alongside Tomales Bay, a peaceful sanctuary only an hour from San Francisco.  Situated in the midst of the Point Reyes National Seashore – a home-base for kayaking, bicycling, hiking, bird-watching, whale-watching, beachcombing, wild-flower walks, great local dining and whatever adventures come your way.  The graceful curve of the Tomales Bay shoreline, the sheltering pines and cedars, and relaxing by a fire crackling in the fireplace – will call you back again and again. Features include secluded and comfortable two-story architecturally unique cottages with kitchens, fireplaces and private entrances; Perfect for a romantic holiday or a quiet vacation watching the tides or reading a book in front of a fireplace; In-room massage available; Cook in your own kitchen or choose from many nearby restaurants; Pet-friendly cottage available; Free Wi-Fi wireless internet connection for your laptop.
12794 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937, 800-210-1692 or 415-669-7200

Motel Inverness
Featuring its own deck overlooking the Salt Marsh of Tomales Bay, Kitchenette & two bedrooms each with a Queen Bed.  On Tomales Bay at the Point Reyes National Seashore, we’re surrounded on three sides by wildlife preserves and the splendor of Tomales Bay’s salt marshes. Enjoy them from our deck and you’ll understand why Frommer’s call us “the perfect place to hole up” while exploring the Point Reyes National Seashore. Visit our gardens and you’ll find enchantment. Take a stroll down our observation walkway and you’ll know why birds flock here year round – it’s too peaceful to leave. Spend a perfect day hiking the many trails of Point Reyes, kayaking secret coves, or spotting more birds than you even imagined – and come home to a roaring fire and a waiting pool table in our redwood lodge. Relax in a stress-releasing rocker, play a game of scrabble – or share stories of our perfect day with fellow travelers. The only hard part is leaving. But that’s okay. We know you’ll be back.
12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937, 866-453-3839 or 415-236-1967 or info@motelinverness.com

The Old Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound
You are invited to share in the rich cultural history and spectacular surroundings of Point Reyes from your own historic country retreat: The Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound in Pt. Reyes Station, California. Situated in the heart of Marin County ranchlands, a national center for organic farming on the Northern California coast, Schoolhouse guests can be a part of the local scene with just a five minute walk to town for the farmer’s market and local art galleries, or a five minute drive to the headquarters for the Point Reyes National Seashore. Come home to cook for each other in the kitchen or patio, then retreat to the seclusion of your library and gardens. Rates range from $235-$485 for two each night. $100 fee to bring a perfectly behaved dog. Inquire regarding rates for full use of compound for Weddings, Family Reunions, Board Retreats and Staff Meetings. Kitchens, Private Baths, Fireplaces, Laundry, Pets, BBQ, Private Gardens, WIFY.
415-663-1166 or PRSchool@sonic.net

Olema Cottages
The Olema Cottages is a one-acre lodging farmstead located an hour north of San Francisco and an hour south of the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Nestled in the town of Olema, just 1/2 mile from the Point Reyes National Seashore park entrance, we are the ideal spot for convenient access to all the area’s best beaching, hiking, cycling, kayaking, whale watching, birding, dining, and gallery browsing.
9970 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Olema, CA 94950, 800-410-8373 or 415-663-1288 or kelly@olemacottages.com

Olema Inn
The Olema Inn is your gateway for simple indulgences and small luxuries. Where you can dream away your cares, and escape your troubles. Once on the grounds, you’ll leave behind the rush of city life to experience the pastoral beauty and rural charm of the Nothern California coast. Lush gardens, an elegant outdoor patio and exquisite fine dining allow you to experience the best of the Olema Valley’s days and nights.
10,000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Olema, CA 94950, 415-663-9559 or info@theolemainn.com


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Bird images by Keith Hansen. Color illustrations from the 2013 UC Press book, Birds of the Sierra Nevada, by Ted Beedy, Ed Pandolfino and Keith Hansen. Copyright on all pictures by Keith Hansen 1997-2014. All Rights Reserved.

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The Point Reyes Birding Festival is a project of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, a dedicated and hard-working grassroots group founded in 1971 to protect West Marin’s natural environment and rural character. Please join us by supporting EAC.


Greening the Festival. To help save important bird habitat on the wintering grounds of neotropical migrants as well as to offset the energy used by people driving to the festival, we are making a donation to the reforestation program of the nonprofit Monteverde Conservation League in Costa Rica. Read about them and make your own additional donation if you wish.



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