MDAS Field Trip Schedule 2021–22

The following is the 2021–22 MDAS Field Trip Schedule that provides the date, destination, and leader(s) of the trip. This schedule is subject to change. The most current scheduled field trips can be seen on the right side of this page.

September 2021
Thu, Sep 2 Jewel Lake Hugh Harvey
October 2021
Sun, Oct 3 Curry Canyon Jerry Britten
Mon, Oct 4 Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary Hugh Harvey
November 2021
Sat, Nov 6 Charleston Slough/South Bay Beth Branthaver
Tue, Nov 23 Mt. View Sanitary/McNabney Marsh/Martinez Randy Huey
December 2021
Sat, Dec 4 Sacramento/Colusa National Wildlife Refuges Beth Branthaver
Mon, Dec 6 American Canyon Wetlands Chris and Teri Wills
Wed, Dec 15 Christmas Count-East Contra Costa Jerry Britten
Sat, Dec 18 Christmas Count-Central Contra Costa Jerry Britten
Sat, TBD Solano County Raptors TBD
January 2022
Mon, Jan 3 Lake Merritt/Arrowhead Marsh—High Tide Sandy Ritchie
Sat, Jan 8 Putah Creek TBD
Wed, Jan 12 East Contra Costa County Paul Schorr
Sat, Jan 15 Shollenberger Park/Ellis Creek Sandy Ritchie
Tue, Jan 25 Martinez Waterfront Tracy Farrington
February 2022
Sat, Feb 5 Thornton Area/Cosumnes Preserve Chick Chickering
Thu, Feb 10 Grizzly Island TBD
Sat, Feb 12 Bodega Bay Hugh Harvey
Wed, Feb 16 Sunol Regional Park Steve Taylor
Wed, Feb 23 Walnut Creek Parks Hugh Harvey
Sat-Sun, Feb 26-27 Los Banos/Panoche Valley Beth Branthaver and Hugh Harvey
March 2022
Wed, Mar 2 Contra Loma Reservoir Paul Schorr
Wed, Mar 9 Shadow Cliffs Regional Park Steve Taylor
Tue, Mar 15 Mt. View Sanitary/McNabney Marsh TBD
Fri, Mar 18 Valle Vista Don Lewis
Wed, Mar 23 Lake Lagunitas Hugh Harvey
Sat, Mar 26 Tomales Bay State Park Linda Shinn
Wed, Mar 30 Orinda Connector Trail Don Lewis
April 2022
Sat, Apr 2 Garin Regional Park TBD
Tue, Apr 5 North Briones Cheryl Abel
Thu, Apr 14 Black Diamond Mines Paul Schorr
Tue, Apr 19 Pine Canyon Tracy Farrington
Mon, Apr 25 Del Puerto Canyon Beth Branthaver
Thu, Apr 28 Mitchell Canyon Sandy Ritchie
Sat, Apr 30 Mines Road Hugh Harvey
May 2022
Tue, May 3 Mount Diablo State Park Steve Taylor
Thu, May 5 Curry Canyon Jerry Britten
Sat, May 7 East Contra Costa County Randy Huey
Thu, May 12 West Briones Regional Park TBD
Sat, May 14 World Migratory Bird Day TBD
Tue, May 24 No Child Left Inside Paul Schorr
Thu, May 26 No Child Left Inside Paul Schorr
June 2022
Sat, TBD Outer Point Reyes TBD
Sat-Sun, TBD Yuba Pass/Sierra Valley TBD
July 2022
Sat, Jul 23 San Mateo Coast TBD
August 2022
Sat, Aug 20 Bodega Bay TBD

Upcoming Field Trips

Nov 06

MDAS Field Trip—Charleston Slough

NOVEMBER 6 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

We see a variety of birds on the water on this trip. Locations might include Charleston Slough, Shoreline Lake, Palo Alto Baylands, Alviso and Redwood Shores. This hike is limited to 15 participants. All Field Trips are first-registered, first-served. Participants acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration). Rating: Moderate Distance: We do some walking, […]

Mountain View CA
Nov 23

MDAS Field Trip—Mt. View Sanitary/McNabney Marsh

NOVEMBER 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We expect to see a variety of water birds here, from grebes and ducks, to waders and peeps. Marsh passerines and raptors might also be present. This hike is limited to 20 participants. All Field Trips are first-registered, first-served. Participants acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration). Rating: Moderate Elevation change: N/A Leader: Randy […]

Martinez CA
Dec 04

MDAS Field Trip—Sacramento/Colusa National Wildlife Refuges

DECEMBER 4 @ 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Sacramento/Colusa National Wildlife Refuges Saturday, December 4, 8:15 AM-5 PM Leader: Beth Branthaver, 510-502-4869 All the migratory birds will have arrived for the duration of the winter and we expect to see plenty of waterfowl, raptors, other birds, and hopefully Sandhill Cranes. We will drive the auto tour routes at both of these refuges and […]

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 […]

American Canyon CA
Dec 15

2021 East County Christmas Bird Count


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 […]