Central California Winter: High Tides & More!

We operate several different tours in California, alternating years and seasons to feature each itinerary. For 2019, we will visit the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas to experience an extreme Pacific tide. 

Dates: January 18-26, 2019
Tour Fee: $3,870 single / $3,270 double occupancy
Leaders: Steve Shunk plus add'l local guides
Questions: Contact Paradise Birding owner Steve Shunk
How to Register: Click the button below to view and download the tour itinerary and registration form.



Our Bay Area High Tides tour is back! The January peak tide will be one of the highest in many years, almost 10 feet above sea level at some locations. This will make for phenomenal birding and tidepooling in the rich habitats of the central California coast. As a bonus, we have added a couple days in the Central Valley to witness the winter concentrations of raptors and waterbirds, including 1000s of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes. Join us this coming winter for our return to the central California. We’ll show you an abundance of wintering and California specialty birds while visiting the best habitat oases in this major metropolitan area.

Your Host and Trail Boss, Stephen Shunk


Our favorite birding guide is Steve Shunk from Paradise Birding, who led my husband on his first trip back in 1996. Steve is a very gifted birder, an excellent teacher and naturalist, and a wonderful ambassador for birding.
— Bill Walker and Mary Wiznewski, San Jose, CA