About Nature Trip

Nature Trip celebrates 10 years! 10th-anniversary-burst

Nature Trip has been taking people out to experience the wild side of California and beyond since early 2005. During that time we’ve led hundreds of day tours and field trips, taught dozens of classes, presented presentations and performed thousands of hours of wildlife research and education – and it has all been great fun!

Hope you can join us for more of that in our near future!

Our Guides


Eddie Bartley

Eddie Bartley is founding partner and lead naturalist for Nature Trip, a wildlife and bird watching, natural history and photography company based in San Francisco.  His wildlife photography has been published in Bay Nature Magazine, the Presidio Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Field Ornithologist’s Field Journal and Golden Gate Audubon’s newsletter, the Gull.  He is an active volunteer researcher for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and Golden Gate Audubon Society.  Eddie has performed wildlife research with Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory), the Hungry Owl Project and the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory.  He has been featured in several articles the San Francisco Chronicle.  Eddie is a visiting researcher and instructor for the “Master Birding Program” at the California Academy of Sciences and Golden Gate Audubon Society. He has taught natural history and ornithology classes for more than 12 years at numerous organizations such as Point Reyes Field Seminars and at the University of San Francisco.  He was the principal photographer and co-author of “A Field Guide to 100 Birds of Heron’s Head: Islais Creek to Candlestick Point, San Francisco“, available from the San Francisco Public Library, and as a downloadable pdf document.

Eddie Bartley Knows His Birds

100 Birds of Heron’s Head




Noreen Weeden

Noreen has been a field guide and wildlife magnet with Nature Trip since its inception in 2005.  An active volunteer researcher with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and conservation project manager with Golden Gate Audubon where Noreen formerly served as San Francisco Conservation Committee chairperson on their board. She was a major contributor to the Standards for Bird Safe Buildings in San Francisco and also contributed to Audubon California’s Important Bird Areas in 2007. She has presented information on citizen science and volunteer engagement at numerous conservation and educational organization including UC Davis. Noreen is also co-author of “A Field Guide to 100 Birds of Heron’s Head: Islais Creek to Candlestick Point, San Francisco“. She has traveled extensively to study wildlife throughout the Americas, Australia, South Pacific Islands and in recent years East and South East Asia and was featured in the nytlogo152x23Bay Area Report and in BNLogo_rust_590Magazine.


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