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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, Scottish Birds and Falconry - Jill Hedgecock, will be held on Thursday, February 2 at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek.

The MDAS Education Chair has developed a new Member Survey to determine how to best serve the MDAS member community. It seeks to assess interest and resources (i.e. available volunteers) for additional chapter educational activities. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be used to develop and shape future programs.

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".

Mount 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 Tracy Farrington at 925-788-6223, or at tracy_farrington@yahoo.com for more information.

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

M D A S   U p d a t e s :

2017-1-15 
February Quail Available Online
- Now available in Higher Resolution version!

2017-01-05 
MDAS supports GBBC events
- Join Great Backyard Bird Count days at John Muir NHS and Big Break Regional Shoreline

2017-01-02 
New Education Interest Survey
- Our new Education Chair seeks our input

2016-11-24 
Wood Duck News
- Walnut Creek numbers boost State Program totals

2016-10-28 
MDAS Northern California Daily Field List (2016)
- "Pocket" and "Mini" versions also available

2016-06-14 
New Conservation Page -
Take Action! Campaigns

2016-04-24 
New Community Page -
Connecting People With Nature

2016-04-08 
Get Your eQuail Through Email - Signup Now

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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.

Fall 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 Birding 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.

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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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