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Monthly Programs

Our monthly educational meetings include guest speakers, unusual bird sightings, refreshments, and conversation. Visitors are always welcomed!

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August when we take a summer break) in the Camellia Room at The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. You are welcome to join us for the entire meeting or just the Educational Program.

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Birding Information
7:25 p.m. Chapter Announcements and Business
8:05 p.m. Educational Program

Thursday, November 2, 2017: Kaua'i, the 5.1 Million Year Experiment - Gordon Beebe

Birding Information: Eagle Scout Candidate John King worked with MDAS Volunteer Coordinator Brian Murphy to install and maintain 12 nest boxes along Grayson Creek in Pleasant Hill. John will talk about how he enlisted the support of his neighbors to monitor the boxes and place them on private property adjacent to the waterway.

White-rumped Shama
Ahupua-a System
(Images courtesy Gordon Beebe)

Main Program:
Kaua'i, the 5.1 Million Year Experiment
Gordon Beebe will share stories from his trip to the island of Kaua’I in 2016. Native and introduced species of birds, other animals, plants and scenic views are showcased in photos, audio and video all taken on the trip. Graphics and animations illustrate significant events in the history of Kaua’i. The presentation concludes by highlighting the efforts of many local and international groups to preserve and protect the native species and habitats on this fragile island paradise.
Gordon Beebe is a past president of Madrone Audubon Society. He is the website editor, a coordinator for the Sonoma County breeding bird atlas, and leader of Saturday bird walks. He lives with his wife Judy near Santa Rosa, CA.

More detailed information about the November 2017 program will be available in our November 2017 Quail newsletter, available mid-October.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 Program: Christmas Bird Count trends - Nicole Michel

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