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

Feb 05

MDAS Field Trip—Thornton Area/Cosumnes Preserve

FEBRUARY 5 @ 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Thornton Area/Cosumnes Preserve Saturday, February 5, 8:45 AM-1 PM Leader: Ethan Chickering, 925-890-3833 The major portion of the birding is done along Woodbridge Road and the Isenberg Crane Reserve,  and at the Cosumnes River Preserve.  In winter these areas are thick with Sandhill Cranes, Snow, Greater White-fronted and Cackling Geese.  Also present will be many […]

Terminous CA
Feb 12

MDAS Field Trip—Bodega Bay

FEBRUARY 12 @ 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Bodega Bay Saturday, February 12, 9:15 AM-2 PM Leader: Hugh Harvey, 925-935-2979 Many opportunities for spotting great birds are available on this trip.  Wintering shorebirds and waterfowl sometimes number in the 1000s.  We will not be attacked by any of The Birds in Hitchcock’s famous movie.  After meeting at The Tides Restaurant, we will stop […]

Bodega Bay CA
Feb 23

MDAS Field Trip—Walnut Creek City Parks

FEBRUARY 23 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Walnut Creek City Parks Wednesday, February 23, 8:30 AM-1 PM Leader: Hugh Harvey, 925-935-2979 Starting in Heather Farm Park, we will walk around the large, mostly natural pond, birding along the way.  We will visit one or two other parks within the city, to be determined the day of the trip. Rating: Category 2-Moderate Elevation change: N/A […]

Walnut Creek CA
Feb 26

MDAS Field Trip—Los Banos/Panoche Valley

FEBRUARY 26 @ 8:00 AM - FEBRUARY 27 @ 3:00 PM

Los Banos/Panoche Valley Saturday/Sunday, February 26-27, two full days Leaders:  Beth Branthaver and Hugh Harvey On Saturday this trip takes us through marshy areas of the Central Valley, where we should see large numbers of waterfowl, raptors and waders.  Sunday will be a visit to the Panoche Valley, which may have more raptors and other […]

Gustine CA
May 05

MDAS/SMD Field Trip—Curry Canyon

MAY 5 @ 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mount Diablo Audubon Society and Save Mount Diablo are partnering up for a hike on Save Mount Diablo’s gorgeous Curry Canyon Ranch. This portion of Curry Canyon Ranch showcases beautiful rangeland ecosystems and valley oak and riparian habitat. We’ll be looking for spring migrants (Warblers and Western Tanager), Bullock’s Oriole, and possible nesting Warbling and […]