Monthly Programs

Our Monthly Programs are currently held online in a Zoom webinar. MDAS members and visitors are always welcome! Meetings are held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August when we take a summer break). View our calendar for upcoming meetings, 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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Aug 20

MDAS Field Trip — Bodega Bay

AUGUST 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bodega Bay Saturday, August 20, 9 AM to 3 PM Leader:  Hugh Harvey, 925-935-2979 The last trip of our field trip calendar, but sometimes considered the first trip for fall birding.  At Bodega Bay are flocks of shorebirds including Black Oystercatcher, Wandering Tattler, Marbled Godwit, as well as tern, gulls, cormorants, near-shore pelagics and more.  […]

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 […]