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WAIT - THAT'S NOT A WOOD DUCK?

WESTERN SCREECH OWL

Winter 2018

NO, IT'S A WESTERN SCREECH OWL, BUT IT'S WELCOME IN OUR WOOD DUCK BOX!

The MDAS Connecting People With Nature program and local Eagle Scout volunteers have updated the Wood Duck boxes at Walnut Creek's Civic Park, and decided to let the "squatter" Screech Owl stay - baby owlets anyone?

Mt. 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, A Dive into MDAS CBC Data - Jerry Britten, will be held on Thursday, January 3, at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek.

MDAS CLASSES NOW ENROLLING:

Winter: Gull Identification (2 spaces left)
Spring: "Avian Treasure Hunt", both as described on the Education Page

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".

Mt. Diablo Audubon Society joins Meetup, Facebook and Twitter
The Meetup Group provides 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 posts event details and allow our members to share photos, action alerts, and host discussions about conservation and birding issues. Thanks for helping us reach our first milestone of 100 likes!

Our Twitter feed summarizes new Facebook posts, for when you're on the go. Follow us to stay in touch.

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 Juan Pablo Galvan at jpgalvan9@gmail.com for more information.

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The Mt. Diablo Audubon Society is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc.

M D A S   U p d a t e s :

2018-12-7 
New MDAS Spring "Avian Treasure Hunt" class enrolling

2018-11-25 
New East Bay Birding - Discussion email group begun

2018-11-11 
December Quail Available Online

2018-10-29 
New Dec field trips added!

2018-10-06 
Gull ID class added to MDAS Education offerings

2018-9-1 
New Heather Farm Photo Brochure
- From our Education Committee for the Rotary Kiosk

2017-01-31 
MDAS Guidelines for Contacting Elected Representatives
- From our Legislative Committee

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East Bay Birding Email Groups:

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 Birding - Sightings Yahoo Group for bird watchers in Contra Costa County, Alameda County and the San Francisco Bay area.

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

NEW!
East Bay Birding - Discussion is a new email group for the broader topic of birding our region. It is hosted through Groups.io, and requires no logins or password, only a valid email address to participate.

Spotted Sandpiper

Winter is Here - Order Your Breeding Bird Atlas Now!

The Breeding Bird Atlas of Contra Costa County by Steven Glover is 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

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