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The Guides

Frank Binney, Point Reyes National Seashore Guide

Frank Binney is a National Seashore wildlife docent, Point Reyes Institute field instructor and certified Interpretive Guide. He has over 20 years experience helping people make personal connections to the special places, unique stories and amazing wonders of Point Reyes National Seashore.


As a professional writer and planner for parks and museums, he has helped enhance visitor experiences at Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and numerous California State Parks. He is the author of Point Reyes and the San Andreas Fault Zone: The Aerial Photography of Robert Campbell.


In 2004 he was named Volunteer of the Year, Pacific West Region of the National Park Service, for his pro bono help assisting National Seashore biologists with tule elk and snowy plover studies. He continues to serve the Seashore as a volunteer elk monitor, wildlife docent, and Point Reyes Field Institute instructor.


In his younger years, Frank traveled the world making documentary films for the BBC, National Film Board of Canada, and various government agencies. His film and video work has been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and numerous film festivals.

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David Wimpfheimer is a naturalist and a biologist with a passion for the birds and natural history of the West.  During his twenty years of expeditions, he has imparted much knowledge from his own studies and shared a great deal about all aspects of nature.  In addition to local classes for the California Academy of Sciences and the Point Reyes Field Seminars, he has been the naturalist for notable groups including the Smithsonian Institution, Wild Wings, and Road Scholar. He has led numerous tours throughout California, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, Alaska, and Arizona.

Daniel Dietrich, Point Reyes National Seashore Guide

Daniel Dietrich is a certified California Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer. His travels have taken him and his camera to every continent on the planet to photograph its nature and wildlife. When home, he spends nearly every day in Point Reyes National Seashore. His intimate knowledge of the park, its history, and the animal life will provide his guests with a one of a kind experience.

Daniel is a full time resident of Point Reyes, CA.

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