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 47 years, I am inspired by birding and having fun along the way. I appreciate nature for the value it brings to our lives. I have a strong interest in citizen science, habitat conservation, photography, sustainable-organic gardening and eco-tourism.
With my years of professional industry management experience in business organization. Plus years as a volunteer organizing Audubon birding tours throughout California. I decided to create a bird touring company, Yellowbilled Tours. I now have 15 plus years of leading field trips to many of the Important Birding Area in north and central America, they are Nome, Barrow, Gambell, Alaska to Belize including the inter-mountain west (New Mexico and Arizona) and Wisconsin for spring warbler migration.
I will guide you to the birds you are seeking.
After 8 years as conservation leader for the Ohlone Audubon Society (thirty years a member), I decided to retire (Jan 1, 2014) from the volunteer position to devote more energy and focus into Yellowbilled Tours and the clients I serve. I have 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, I am the Christmas Bird Count compiler for Eastern Alameda County, and I volunteer for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory in Marin County and the East Bay Regional Parks Golden Eagle Survey team 2013. I presently volunteer at Olompali State Park,in Novato leading monthly bird walks. I am a founder and current leader of the Friends of the Springtown Preserve a rare plant preserve in Livermore, Calif.
I reside in Marin County and am active in leading bird trips throughout Northern California, including unique areas of Sonoma and Alameda County-Pine Flat Rd., Mines Road, Patterson Pass, Sunol Wilderness, San Francisco Bay shoreline.
Janet Bodle has recently joined Yellowbilled Tours. She recently retired from 35 years as a Family Physician in Corte Madera/Larkspur and is happy to be able to devote her time to the logistics of YBT. Having a BA and MA in Zoology from U.C.Davis, she has had a life-long interest in nature. She has volunteered as a docent at the California Academy of Science and the Marin Foothill Yellow-legged frog Program, and has been a long-time member of the Audubon and California Native Plant Societies.