Education Resources

Learn about local and area classes and activities that may be of interest to members. In addition, find links here to online classes and other educational resources related to birding.

Local and Area Classes and Activities

The Education Committee maintains a list of local and area classes and activities of special interest to members of our chapter. Links to other organizations are also provided below for information about classes they may offer:

View past  presentations on birds from local Birding Expert and International Tour Guide Alvaro Jamarillo in this series of Webinars presented by the Coastside Land Trust.

Interested in Bird Photography? Join the Fremont Birding Circle on Facebook to learn about monthly walks led by local photographer and birding expert, Jerry Ting, and enjoy bird photography posts by members.

Mono Lake Field Seminars: 38 classes including birds and photography at

Sterling Wildlife Biology: Gulls, raptors, shorebirds, and more at

Golden Gate Audubon: offers classes for all levels of birding skills for members and non-members at

Ohlone Audubon Society: maintains a list of local classes at

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Institute: offers over 140 outdoor education classes per year that foster the enjoyment of the Point Reyes National Seashore, see

Daniel Edelstein: teaches classes which can be found on his Merritt College blog and on his website at

John Muir Laws: illustrator and artist, naturalist and author, offers classes through his website,

Denise Wight: offers birding classes at

Online Education

The Education Committee provides links to online classes and educational resources for teachers:

Audubon Adventures offers a variety of programs for teachers at

Birds of North America is a subscription website maintained by Cornell Lab of Ornithology that has a wealth of information on birds. You can access them at This is not a set of classes, but detailed information to assist your learning about individual bird species

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has over 200 online courses available. Some require a fee, but many are free. You can explore them at

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology also has their Bird Sleuth programs for teachers. Find out more at

Upcoming Events

Jun 01

Monthly Program: June 2023

JUNE 1 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Mt. Diablo Audubon Society will meet Thursday, June 1, in the McHale Room of the Pleasant Hill Community Center at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, 94523.   Everyone is welcome to bring a snack to share, if they wish. Parking is free.   6:30 PM Doors Open 7:00 PM Birding Info: Winners of the […]

Jun 03

MDAS Field Trip — Outer Point Reyes

JUNE 3 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Outer Point Reyes Saturday, June 3, 8:30 AM to 3 PM Point Reyes is one of the premiere birding locations in Northern California, a great spot to find rarities during migration—like the Prairie Warbler pictured on the registration page (image by Beth Branthaver). MDAS tries to visit at least twice a year. On this trip […]

Jun 24

The Beaver Festival in Martinez

JUNE 24 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join Mt. Diablo Audubon Society at The Beaver Festival in Martinez! The Beaver Festival is finally back! Show your support for urban beavers and join your friends and favorite nature organizations at the FOURTEENTH festival celebrating the Martinez Beavers. Beavers have become big news lately but this is the festival that started it all. Don’t […]

Jul 21

MDAS Field Trip — Hayward Regional Shoreline, Frank’s Dump

JULY 21 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Hayward Regional Shoreline, Frank’s Dump Friday, July 21, 3:30 PM to 6 PM For a shorebird spectacle, we will visit the hotspot known as “Frank’s Dump” in late afternoon when the sun will be at our backs, allowing good viewing of shorebirds congregating on the dry flats at high tide. At this time of year […]