Yellowbilled Tours birding field trips are designed and led by the skilled and attentive guide, Rich Cimino. YBT transports you to these unique sites in small groups, offering something for everyone at affordable prices. Our birding experience offers you a plan for an enriching experience that’s dedicated to your comfort and tailored to your birding interests.
Birding Northern California for 46 years, Rich is inspired by birding and has fun along the way. He appreciates nature for the value it brings to our lives. Experienced in the designing, guiding and organizing of birding tours throughout California, Alaska and the inter-mountain west (New Mexico and Arizona) he takes you to the birds you’re seeking.
After 8 years as conservation leader for the Ohlone Audubon Society ( thirty years a member) I decided to retired (Jan 1 2014) from the volunteer position to devote more energy and focus into Yellowbilled Tours and the client I serve. Rich has played an integral part in avian biological surveys as part of state and county land planning of wind turbine and solar farm management. In addition, he is the Christmas Bird Count compiler for Eastern Alameda County, and volunteers for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory in Marin County and Est Bay Regional Parks Golden Eagle Survey team 2013. He also volunteer for the Native American K-5 -K12 beginning birding field trips in the Amador Valley. Rich is a found and current leader of the Friends of the Springtown Preserve in Livermore, Calif.
Rich has moved to Marin County. But remains very active in leading Northern California into unique eastern Alameda County such as Mines Road, Patterson Pass, Sunol Wilderness, San Francisco Bay shore in Hayward, San Leandro and Oakland shore lines.
Rich has a strong interest in habitat conservation, photography, the slow movement, organic gardening and eco-sustainable tourism.