Education Committee


The Education Committee organizes birding classes for members and the public, conducts birding presentations for area youth and teachers through in-school and after-school activities, educates the public at tabling events and via kiosks and birding brochures at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, and collaborates with area conservation groups to provide birding expertise for partnership hikes and Bioblitz events.

Volunteers are welcome to join the committee to share ideas about educational opportunities for members and the public through tabling events, school presentations and science fairs, public informational kiosks, and partnership activities with local conservation groups. The committee is exploring opportunities to create presentations for scouting groups and community organizations. If you are interested in helping with the Education Committee, please contact Krista Vossekuil, Education Chair at .

Upcoming Events

Dec 06

MDAS Field Trip — The Sandhill Cranes of Staten Island, plus Cosumnes Preserve

DECEMBER 6 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NEW TRIP! The Sandhill Cranes of Staten Island, plus Cosumnes Preserve Tuesday, December 6th, 9 AM-1 PM Staten Island is an excellent area to see Sandhill Cranes, and Cosumnes Preserve provides habitat for more than 200 species of birds. We will meet and coordinate cars at the Walnut Grove Elementary School. From there, our trip […]

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: […]

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 […]

Dec 14

2022 East Contra Costa Christmas Bird Count


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 […]