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, April, 2017 Program: Second Chances for Seabirds - JD Bergeron
Birding Information: A Photographic Survey of Breeding Birds, Morgan Territory Road, Jerry Britten. Jerry will share photos and observations of the bird species observed and nesting on his 5-acre parcel on Morgan Territory Road outside of Clayton. A few pictures of other species passing through will be thrown in for good measure!
JD Bergeron, Grebes and Murres
(Photos courtesy IBR)
Main Program: International Bird Rescue was founded in 1971 in response to a major oil spill outside of the Golden Gate Bridge, and today is a world-renowned response organization for oiled wildlife. Their core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled, sick, injured, and orphaned sea and water birds, supported by a corps of impassioned volunteers. They learn from the patients in their care and contribute to knowledge of best practices for some of the most threatened species in the world. They treat more than 100 different species, primarily in the following groupings: geese and dabbling ducks, diving ducks, loons, grebes, tubenoses/petrels, cormorants, pelicans, herons & egrets, shorebirds, gulls & terns, and alcids.
As Executive Director of International Bird Rescue, JD Bergeron brings a birder's passion, a childlike delight in Nature, and a deep commitment to solving the world's challenges in unconventional ways. He is a graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis. JD will share some rarely seen views of some of your favorite species as well as stories of working up close and personal with beautiful animals that usually are only seen through your binoculars!
More detailed information about the April 2017 program is available in our April 2017 Quail newsletter.
Thursday, May 4, 2017: Tides - Jonathan White