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GOT WOOD DUCKLINGS?

THREE WOOD DUCKLINGS/

June 29, 2017

YES, INDEED, WE DO!

For more ducky details see our Connecting People With Nature projects page.

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, Bird Photography with Jeff Rich , will be held on Thursday, September 7 at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek.

NOTICE: Spaces remain in the October MDAS Birding By Ear class, as described on the Education Page

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(From time-to-time, Actions recommended or taken by our Legislative/Conservation Committee will be featured here, with links to documents or suggestions for member participation)

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 :

2017-6-29 
Wood Duck Update
- Local ducklings leave the nestbox to jump to creek! (photos)

2017-6-12 
First MDAS classes on New EDUCATION page posted - spaces remain
- Page includes links to other local classes and online education resources.

2017-6-12 
July-August Quail Available Online

2017-5-21 
MDAS Board approves letter opposing PGE tree removal as described in online petition.

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

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

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

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Summer 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

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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