East Bay Birding Email Group

Do you want to share your bird sightings with other Contra Costa and Alameda County birders? Would you like to know where birds are currently located? Want to discuss birding topics with other East Bay Birders?

You can now do both by joining the MDAS email group for birders in San Francisco’s East Bay, including Contra Costa and Alameda counties:

No password or log-in account is necessary to send and receive messages. It is free and easy. Go to the link above, and sign up!

See here for Guidelines for posting on this Listserve.

You can also search the East Bay Birding Archives from 1998–2010 by clicking HERE.

Upcoming Field Trips

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

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 […]

Jan 03

MDAS Field Trip—Lake Merritt and Arrowhead Marsh–High Tide

JANUARY 3, 2022 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lake Merritt and Arrowhead Marsh–High Tide Monday January 3, 8:30 AM-1 PM Leader: Sandy Ritchie, 925-685-8048 Winter ducks on Lake Merritt and other birds usually means easy viewing from the sidewalk. The lake is one of the few places in the Bay Area where Barrow’s Goldeneyes can be seen. An entry fee past the gate […]

Oakland CA
Jan 05

MDAS Field Trip—Putah Creek

JANUARY 5, 2022 @ 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Putah Creek Wednesday, January 5, 8:45AM-2 PM Leader: Maren Smith, 925-322-9477, Susana de Trapaga A great trip to see birds along the creek, including Solano Lake and Lake Berryessa from Monticello Dam. Possible Osprey, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Phainopepla, Barrow’s Goldeneye and Hooded Merganser. Dress warmly; this is a cold, windy area. Bring lunch. Exact itinerary to […]

Vacaville CA