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 08

MDAS Field Trip — American Canyon Wetlands

DECEMBER 8 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Canyon Wetlands Thursday, December 8, 8AM-Noon 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. It can be quite cold in this area, so bring appropriate warm layers. Availability of rest rooms is uncertain. Rating: […]

American Canyon CA
Dec 10

MDAS Field Trip — Solano County Raptors

DECEMBER 10 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Solano County Raptors Saturday, December 10, 9:30 am to mid-afternoon This trip features wintering birds on the edge of the Central Valley. Ferruginous Hawks and Rough-legged Hawks are special targets, and Prairie Falcon and Burrowing Owls are possible. Grassland birds and blackbirds, and ducks and shorebirds at Jepson Prairie (if there is water), where we […]

Siusun City CA
Dec 14

2022 East Contra Costa Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 14

The 23rd Annual East-County count will be held Wednesday, December 14. Again, you can participate by being part of a group in the field, or by doing a count at your property if it is within the East-County Count Circle. If you’d like to participate, please send an email to . The countdown event for this one is again virtual, at 7 PM […]

Dec 17

2022 Central Contra Costa Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 17

The 68th Annual Central Contra Costa Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, and participants are needed! You can participate by being part of a group in the field, or by doing a count at your property if it is within the Central-County Count Circle. We have many routes to cover with varied habitats and varying degrees of walking involved, so there […]

Jan 07

MDAS Field Trip — Putah Creek

JANUARY 7, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Putah Creek Saturday, January 7, 9 AM – 2 PM This is a great chance to see birds and ducks along Putah Creek and Lake Solano. Possible target birds include Osprey, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Phainopepla, Barrow’s Goldeneye and Hooded Merganser. Dress warmly; this is a cold, windy area. Bring lunch. Exact itinerary to be determined the […]

Winters CA