Birding

Birding Trips

Mt. Diablo Audubon offers over 45 field trips annually for birders of all levels. In a recent year, birders helped to identify 260 species. From an overnight stay in Mt. Lassen to an easygoing amble around Contra Loma Reservoir, chances are we have a trip that’s right for you.

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Young Birders

Are you 9-17 years old (or a parent of someone this age)? Want to get outside and see new places? Want to meet people your age who like birds and nature? Join the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society Young Birders Club!

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Grayson Creek Birders

Do you like the idea of birding that serves a larger purpose? Would you enjoy revisiting local sites regularly to see how bird populations shift through seasons and evolve over time? Join the Grayson Creek Birders team.

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East Bay Birding Email Groups

Mt. Diablo Audubon sponsors two East Bay Birding email groups: East Bay Birding-Sightings, which reports the sightings of migrating and unusual birds in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, and the companion East Bay Birding-Discussion, which is for talking about birding topics of a more general nature on the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Birding Resources

Find copies of local birding checklists, order the Breeding Bird Atlas, get guidance on what to do with an injured bird, and access other information related to birding.

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Upcoming Field Trips

Oct 03

MDAS/SMD Field Trip—Curry Canyon

OCTOBER 3 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on a flat hike through Curry Canyon, Save Mount Diablo’s signature property on the eastern slope of Mount Diablo. We will look for some lingering fall migrants, early-arriving wintering birds, and raptors along this beautiful riparian corridor. This is a joint MDAS/SMD hike, and registration is through SMD’s Discover Diablo Event page. Leader: […]

Oct 04

MDAS Field Trip—Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary

OCTOBER 4 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.  A visit to the Alameda shoreline as the tide rises should produce good views of shorebirds. A viewing platform and trails will give us excellent opportunities to study these birds at close range.  We may drive to other nearby locations for additional birding. Fifteen participants maximum. Category 1: Easy, little or […]

Alameda CA