The California Naturalist


 Experience  the Wonders of Nature



David's Bio

David Wimpfheimer, is a biologist, professional naturalist and guide with a passion for birds and the natural history of the West. Since the mid-1980s, David has shared a great deal of information about all aspects of the natural world with hundreds of groups.

From birding classes to whale watching expeditions to natural history hikes, David takes great pleasure in guiding people on tours of discovery and exploration. David's seasoned focus and knowledge, make for an enjoyable and educational outing. Along with the intended, nature's unpredictability might present you with the unexpected excitement of a unique bird behavior; or a mammalian critter, such as a hunting bobcat or meandering coyote. Lizards, butterflies, trees, lichen, fungi and even paw prints may be in your path. With David's patient guidance, you will receive many views and explanations for all these outdoor wonders.


Birding Classes and Tours

Over the last 30 years David has studied birds in Alaska, Egypt, Mexico and many parts of California. During those years he has taught numerous classes on birds. Join him and see why people keep coming back to learn more from his expertise.  


Natural History Tours and Classes

Natural History tours are one of David's specialties

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Whale Watching

Most of David’s local boat trips to the Farallon Islands, Point Reyes and other local sites are sponsored through the Oceanic Society.


Kayaking Trips

David will take large groups and single patrons on various Kayking expeditions.