About Us

Mission

Mt. Diablo Audubon Society is committed to the sustainable balance of our community’s people, birds, other wildlife, and habitat through conservation, education, and advocacy.

We:

  • Ensure a high degree of habitat diversity and preservation through an active role in local environmental activities and issues.
  • Observe, collect, and report information concerning the status of birds, other wildlife, and habitat.
  • Support community organizations with similar goals.
  • Sponsor educational activities to promote environmental knowledge with a special focus on youth.
  • Enhance public appreciation of the natural world with an emphasis on birds.

Leadership

Board of Directors

Click on names below to email.

President Jerry Britten
Vice-President Ariana RIckard
Secretary Carol Pachl
Treasurer Steve Buffi
Conservation Juan Pablo Galván
Education Krista Vossekuil
Field Trips Hugh Harvey
Membership Bill Chilson
Program Coordinator Ariana Rickard
Publicity and Social Media Rosalie Howarth
The Quail Editor Position Vacant
Sales Manager Position Vacant
Young Birders Club Juan Pablo Galván
Board Member-at-Large Alan Bade
Board Member-at-Large Mike Eliot
Board Member-at-Large Rosemary Nishikawa

 

Advisory Positions

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Jerry Britten
Community Science Alan Bade
East Bay Birding Email Groups Jerry Britten
Hospitality Kathy Kellogg
Outreach Coordinator Position Vacant
Web Editor Jerry Britten

Board Meetings

MDAS Board Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month, at 6:45 PM via web-meeting. Members are welcome to sit in. Please contact a Board member to obtain meeting credentials.

 

Volunteer Openings

MDAS has the following positions available for anyone with an interest in supporting our mission of Connecting People with Birds.

Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating volunteers to staff MDAS booths and tables, etc at local festivals and other public events at which MDAS has a presence. This is an MDAS Board position.

Sales Manager handles sales and inventory of publications and merchandise, conducts raffles and silent auctions at membership meetings, and maintains financial records of sales. This is an MDAS Board position.

The Quail Editor is responsible for the publication of the monthly chapter email newsletter. This is an MDAS Board position.

Duties include setting up content schedules, reaching out to persons inside and outside of the chapter for content, familiarity with Mailchimp or other online newsletter platforms, familiarity with basic HTML, and working with the MDAS Membership Chair to maintain the list of subscribers. MDAS publishes nine issues of The Quail newsletter each year. Training on Mailchimp will be provided.

Web Editor is responsible for creating and updating MDAS website content as needed. This is an MDAS Advisory position.

Duties include updating MDAS website content as requested by content authors, adding bird and nature-related events in the event calendar, and updating MDAS field trip information. Experience with WordPress is helpful.

If you or someone you know is interested in any of these positions, please send an email to MDAS President Jerry Britten at .

 

Contact Us

6 + 3 =

Upcoming Events

Dec 06

MDAS Field Trip—American Canyon Wetlands

DECEMBER 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Canyon Wetlands Monday, December 6, 9 AM-Noon Leaders: Chris & Teri Wills, 925-408-5364 A walk out to the wetlands, ponds and sloughs along the Napa River produces many exciting birding opportunities. We expect plenty of waterfowl, raptors, waders, shorebirds and passerines. The parking lot porta-potty was removed in July and may or may not […]

Dec 09

Soundscapes to Landscapes – Audio Bird Monitoring

DECEMBER 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The earth’s biodiversity and associated ecosystem services are in a severe state of decline due to human pressure. However, our knowledge of these changes and impacts on human society is often incomplete. Join us to learn how Soundscapes to Landscapes is using a combination of multiple technologies and the power of citizen/community scientists to fill […]

Dec 15

2021 East County Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 15

Hold the date for the 20th annual East Contra Costa County Christmas Bird Count!  Species and total numbers of birds within this count circle will be censused.  To participate in field trips led by experienced birders on this special occasion, or to tally birds at your yard/feeder if you live within the count circle, contact one of […]

Dec 18

2021 Central County Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 18

Hold the date for the Central Contra Costa County Christmas Bird Count, a tradition going back to 1955! Species and total numbers of birds within this count circle will be censused.  To participate in field trips led by experienced birders on this special occasion, or to tally birds at your yard/feeder if you live within the count […]