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

Apr 04

MDAS Field Trip — North Briones

APRIL 4 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

North Briones Tuesday April 4, 8:30 – Noon This walk begins in oak woodlands with lots of spring wildflowers and birds. We then continue through grasslands ending at Sindicich Lagoons. We return the way we came, making about a 3 miles round trip with some climbing. Bring liquids & a snack if you wish. Rating: […]

Martinez CA
Apr 05

MDAS Field Trip — Orinda Connector Trail

APRIL 5 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Orinda Connector Trail Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM A walk through an EBMUD property, requires a trail permit. If you have one bring it with you.  We walk downhill to San Pablo Creek, then toward the face of Briones Dam.  Wood Ducks are hard to find but some spring birds will […]

Orinda CA
Apr 11

MDAS Field Trip — Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd., Davis, CA

APRIL 11 @ 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

NEW TRIP! Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd., Davis, CA. Tuesday, April 11, 7:30am to 2pm. This delightful, fairly short stretch of Putah Creek (~3/4 miles), can be very productive during Spring migration. It’s a fairly easy walk through lovely riparian right down in the creek bed. And the occasional sandy stretch will often host several […]

Davis CA
Apr 13

MDAS Field Trip — Black Diamond Mines

APRIL 13 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Black Diamond Mines Thursday, April 13, 8 AM to 1 PM Black Diamond Mines is a wonderful, varied habitat but the centerpiece of this trip is a vigorous climb up through Canyon Wren habitat. Other woodland and grassland birds are also likely. Tricky footing through the wren’s rocky habitat, and no guarantees on finding them. […]

Antioch CA
Apr 17

MDAS Field Trip — Pine Canyon

APRIL 17 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Canyon Monday, April 17, 8 AM to 1 PM This field trip is especially good for beginning birders! Pine Canyon, which includes the Castle Rock EBRPD recreational area, and the Diablo Foothills Regional Park just beyond, provides rich habitat and resources for spring migrants passing through, as well as for many returning and nesting […]

Walnut Creek