Monthly Programs

Meetings are held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August when we take a summer break). MDAS members and visitors are always welcome! Our Monthly Program schedule currently alternates between in-person meetings and online Zoom webinars. Based on member input, the Board has decided on the following schedule for our 2022-23 membership meetings:

September: In-Person
October: Virtual
November: Virtual
December: In-Person
January: Virtual
February: Virtual
March: In-Person
April: Virtual
May: Virtual
June: In-Person

This schedule offers our members the chance to catch up and connect at the start of the season, make contact just prior to the holidays, and see each-other off at the end.  We hope that this schedule will be a good compromise and offer the broadest appeal to our members.

View our calendar for upcoming meeting dates and details, and see below for the Zoom recording of meetings that have already occurred.

To receive email notifications that contain webinar access information, sign up for MDAS emails. If you are an MDAS member, you can also access this information in your monthly Quail.

Usual Meeting Schedule:

  • 7:00 pm Birding Info
  • 7:25 pm News
  • 7:35 pm Main Program
  • 8:30 pm Adjourn

Main Program recording archive:

May 5, 2022 Soundscapes to Landscapes (S2L) with Dr. Leo Salas and David Leland
Access the Zoom recording of Leo’s and David’s talk HERE.
April 7, 2022 Acorn Woodpeckers with Walt Koenig
Access the Zoom recording of Walt’s talk HERE.
March 3, 2022 SF Baykeeper and the State of the Bay with Sejal Choksi-Chugh
Access the Zoom recording of Sejal’s talk HERE.
January 6, 2022 Audible Mount Diablo with Joan Hamilton
Access the Zoom recording of Joan’s talk HERE.
December 8, 2021 Special Program: Yurok Condor Restoration Program with Tiana Williams-Claussen, director of the Yurok Tribe Wildlife Department
Access the Zoom recording of Tiana’s talk HERE.
December 2, 2021 Mono Lake Phalaropes with Ryan Carle
Access the Zoom recording of Ryan’s talk HERE.
November 4, 2021 Owls Through the Ages with Karla Bloem; Cabin Lake Bird Blinds Photos with Jerry Britten
Karla requested that people visit the International Owl Center website HERE.
Access the Zoom recording of Jerry’s talk HERE.
October 7, 2021 Nest boxes with Lee Pauser
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
September 2, 2021 Birds (and Other Wildlife) of Zambia with Jerry Britten; MDAS Field Trip Reservations with Marc Desin
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
June 3, 2021 Winning photos from the Second Annual MDAS Photo Contest; Why Save Parrots? with Lauren Schmaltz
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
May 6, 2021 Birdlife of Oaxaca with Ivan Phillipsen; Developing Strong Youth and Adult Leaders with Eric Aaholm and Luis Pacheco
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
April 1, 2021 Adélie penguins in Antarctica with Annie Schmidt
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
March 4, 2021 Wildflowers of Mount Diablo with Stephen Smith
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
February 4, 2021 Conserving The Salton Sea with Frank Ruiz; Birding California’s Big Sink with Eddie Bartley
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
January 7, 2021 2020 CBC Bird Count Results; Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera with Karla Bloem
Access the Zoom recording of this meeting HERE.
Note: The meeting recording does not include Karla Bloem’s talk. For more information about International Owl Center events click HERE.

 

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October 2022

Monthly Program: October 2022

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Birding Information: MDAS President Jerry Britten will present highlights of his summer Alaskan birding trip to the High Arctic Tundra and the Anchorage area. Main Program: Gardening for Birds with California Native Plants Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden You can have a beautiful native plant garden that attracts amazing birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Learn about the benefits of local, native plants and some of the wonderful birds that are drawn to this place and to these plants. We will…

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Oct 05

MDAS Field Trip — Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary

OCTOBER 5 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda Wednesday October 5, 9am – 1pm A visit to the Alameda shoreline as the tide rises should produce good views of shorebirds. A viewing platform and trails will give us excellent opportunities to study these birds at close range. We may drive to other nearby locations for additional birding. Hike Rating:  Category 1 – Easy […]

Oct 06

Monthly Program: October 2022

OCTOBER 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Birding Information: MDAS President Jerry Britten will present highlights of his summer Alaskan birding trip to the High Arctic Tundra and the Anchorage area. Main Program: Gardening for Birds with California Native Plants Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden You can have a beautiful native plant garden that attracts amazing birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Learn […]

Oct 08

MDAS/SMD Field Trip—Curry Canyon

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

Mount Diablo Audubon Society and Save Mount Diablo are partnering up for a hike on Save Mount Diablo’s gorgeous Curry Canyon Ranch. This portion of Curry Canyon Ranch showcases beautiful rangeland ecosystems and valley oak and riparian habitat. We’ll be looking for fall migrants, arriving wintering birds, and raptors. You might even see a golden […]

Oct 15

MDAS Field Trip — Five Brooks & Bear Valley

OCTOBER 15 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Five Brooks/Bear Valley, West Marin County Saturday October 15, 9:00am – 1pm This trip visits two inland areas near Point Reyes, environments of trees and meadows that are miles from the windswept dunes. Five Brooks is a reliable location for California Quail. All sorts of interesting birds show up around the pond at Five Brooks: […]