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W e l c o m e :

Mount Diablo Audubon Society is committed to the sustainable balance of our community's people, birds, other wildlife, and habitat through conservation, education, and advocacy. Everyone is welcome to attend our educational programs. Our next meeting, California Big Year, Logan Kahle, will be held on Thursday June 4th at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek.

Mount Diablo Audubon Society joins Meetup and Facebook
The Meetup Group will provide information about our field trips, educational programs, and volunteer activities. After you sign up with Meetup, you will automatically receive announcements about our upcoming events. Sign up now - it's free!

The Facebook Page will post event details and allow our members to share photos, action alerts, and host discussions about conservation and birding issues. Like us and help us reach our first milestone of 100 likes!

Monthly Educational Programs:
Our monthly educational programs include guest speakers, unusual bird sightings, refreshments, and conversation. Visitors are always welcomed! If you'd like to receive our educational meeting notices, provide your email address and click "Notify Me".

Young Birders Club:
Mt. Diablo Audubon Society sponsors the Mt Diablo Audubon Young Birders Club dedicated to all things birding, by and for young people. Young People and Parents are welcome. Contact Tracy Farrington at 925-788-6223, or at tracy_farrington@yahoo.com for more information.

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M D A S   U p d a t e s :

2015-05-27 
June 20th - Return of the Terns Tours

2015-05-19 
June Quail Available Online

2015-05-12 
June Program Announcement - Join Us

2015-4-25 
Protecting the Snowy Plover in California

2015-04-15 
Like MDAS on Facebook

2015-01-07 
Northern CA Daily Checklist (2015)

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Return of the Terns

Return of the Terns
Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10am to 4pm

Please join East Bay Regional Parks to celebrate the return of the endangered California least terns! Visit their nesting colony at the VA Alameda Point and observe adult terns bringing food to their camouflaged chicks - a rare opportunity! Bus tours of the proposed Alameda Wildlife Refuge will be led by a USFWS wildlife biologist. The fee for the tour is $9 and guests must be a minimum of 8 years old.
 
Bus Tours

To reserve a one hour bus tour online, click on one of the links below or to register by phone call 888- EBPARKS. Each person who will attend must be registered separately. You can register yourself and family members online. Friends must register themselves unless you have address, phone and email information for them and want to register them and pay for them by phone.
 
11am (tour# 9663)
12:15pm (tour# 9664)
1:30pm (tour# 9665)

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Protect the Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover

The Western Snowy Plover is a threatened small shorebird, approximately the size of a sparrow. During the breeding season, plovers can be seen nesting along the shores, peninsulas, offshore islands, bays, estuaries, and rivers of the United States' Pacific Coast from Oregon to California.

Poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather, combined with permanent or long-term loss of nesting habitat to encroachment of non-native European beachgrass and urban development has led to a decline in active nesting, as well as an overall decline in breeding and wintering population of the snowy plover along the Pacific coast.

The California Audubon website provices a comprehensive resource for information, education and community involvement. If you live near the coast, please checkout volunteer opportunities to support this endangered shorebird.

Spring is Here - Order Your Breeding Bird Atlas Now!

The Breeding Bird Atlas of Contra Costa County by Steven Glover is now available for purchase.  For each of the 161 species of the birds that breed in Contra Costa County, the book includes current and historical status, life history information, conservation  concerns, and range maps.  The book also contains 56 beautiful drawings by Dana Gardner.   This is a terrific book and a must have for birders.

Price: $15.00 (plus $3.31 postage) - Click Here to Order

Breeding Bird Atlas

East Bay Birds Sightings Yahoo Group:

Do you want to share your bird sightings with other Contra Costa and Alameda County birders? Would you like to know where birds are currently located?

You can now do both by joining the MDAS East Bay Birds Yahoo Group for bird watchers in Contra Costa County, Alameda County and the San Francisco Bay area. The group name is "EBB Sightings".

If you don't have a yahoo account, you will need to sign up for one. It is free and easy. Go to www.yahoo.com and click on Sign Up" at the top of the page.

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If you have never joined a Yahoo Group, follow these instructions: Once you are logged into your Yahoo account, from the Yahoo home page click on the Groups link or go to Yahoo Groups. You will get a search page, enter EBB Sightings as your search and hit return. On the EBB Sightings page, click on "join this group" or the group icon and follow the prompts to enter your information. You do not need to use the yahoo email address unless you want to. To use a non-yahoo address, enter that address at "other address" and then select that address as your primary email address. Your posts will be sent from this address and posts from other members will be sent to this address. Watch your spam folder for messages initially because you may need to add or update your spam filter.
 

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Raptors Are the Solution Newsletter

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RATS (Raptors Are The Solution) is a group of concerned citizens, agencies, and environmental groups working to educate the public about the danger to wildlife and ecosystems from using rodenticides. MDAS is recognized as a supporting group on the RATS website.

To view the current edition of RATS Tales (their bi-monthly newsletter) and/or sign up to receive future editions by email, click here.

Learn more about how you can help support this very important effort and download MDAS's conservation flyer brochure on our Conservation page.

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