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

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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 Marc Desin
Sales Manager Position Vacant
Young Birders Club Juan Pablo Galván
Board Member-at-Large Alan Bade
Board Member-at-Large Mike Eliot

 

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 Marc Desin

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

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Upcoming Events

Sep 22

Advanced Beginning Birding – Morning Lectures

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Anne Hoff 5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re […]

Sep 22

Advanced Beginning Birding – Evening Lectures

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Anne Hoff 5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re […]

Sep 28

Feathered Hunters—Identifying Raptors with Bob Lewis

SEPTEMBER 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Raptors include hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, and owls. They are efficient hunters, catching a variety of prey from small mammals and birds to snakes and large insects, using razor-sharp talons. Although identification may seem a bit difficult at first, with a little experience it is possible to identify many raptors in flight as well as […]

Sep 30

Avian Adventures In The Bay Area

SEPTEMBER 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Miya Lucas And Wendy Beers 6 sessions on Thursdays and weekends Venue: Zoom plus field trips Fall is an avian wonder in the Bay Area. Our location on the Pacific Flyway brings many migrants through as they head south for the winter.  This class will introduce you to some of these visitors, both their visual field […]