Connecting People with Nature

Connecting People With Nature is a collaboration of individuals with a variety of skills and knowledge which makes getting things done very easy.

The program has been going on since the early 1990s, with our main projects at present being the construction and monitoring of Wood Duck and Barn Owl nest boxes in the MDAS area. Even though it has been said that most birders are not too interested in bird housing, but only enjoy bird watching, some of our members recognize that our rapidly urbanizing region has removed many natural nesting sites.

In addition, invasive exotic species such as European starlings can take over any remaining natural nesting cavities, and it was this displacement of Western bluebirds that prompted the California Bluebird Recovery Program, which is supported by our program. We helped collect boards, cut them up, made dedicated bluebird nest boxes and started bluebird monitoring trails to begin the recovery of our bluebird populations.

To join in one of the current projects, please contact Brian Murphy at (925) 937-8835 or at for detailed information on how to participate in upcoming activities.

Upcoming Conservation Events

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 […]

Organizer: Jerry Britten – East CBC
(925) 321-5332
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 […]