Outreach Activities

Community Outreach

The Education Committee reaches out to the public through tabling activities at local festivals, school Science Fairs, and community events. At tabling events, volunteers share MDAS pamphlets and materials, share information about our chapter activities, and answer general birding questions. The engaging “Nest Box Game” is a crowd favorite, designed for youth, but popular with adults as well.

Past festival favorites have included the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, The John Muir House Earth Day and Birthday event, Wild Birds Unlimited “Mother Nature” and “Fall Festival” events, the Martinez Beaver Festival, and area elementary and middle school Science Fair and STEAM events. Tabling events are a great way to get involved, meet other chapter members, and share our important birding and conservation message. To volunteer at a tabling event, please contact Susana de Trapaga, Community Outreach Chair at .

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Dec 06

MDAS Field Trip—American Canyon Wetlands

DECEMBER 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Canyon Wetlands Monday, December 6, 9 AM-Noon Leaders: Chris & Teri Wills, 925-408-5364 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. The parking lot porta-potty was removed in July and may or may not […]

Dec 09

Soundscapes to Landscapes – Audio Bird Monitoring

DECEMBER 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The earth’s biodiversity and associated ecosystem services are in a severe state of decline due to human pressure. However, our knowledge of these changes and impacts on human society is often incomplete. Join us to learn how Soundscapes to Landscapes is using a combination of multiple technologies and the power of citizen/community scientists to fill […]

Dec 15

2021 East County Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 15

Hold the date for the 20th annual East Contra Costa County Christmas Bird Count!  Species and total numbers of birds within this count circle will be censused.  To participate in field trips led by experienced birders on this special occasion, or to tally birds at your yard/feeder if you live within the count circle, contact one of […]

Dec 18

2021 Central County Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 18

Hold the date for the Central Contra Costa County Christmas Bird Count, a tradition going back to 1955! Species and total numbers of birds within this count circle will be censused.  To participate in field trips led by experienced birders on this special occasion, or to tally birds at your yard/feeder if you live within the count […]