Our monthly meetings resume on Monday, September 15th, at the Caspar Community Center, 7PM.

Ed Pandolfino will take you on a virtual transect of the range from the oak savanna in the west, through serene conifer forests of the west side, up into the majestic alpine regions, and down the steep eastern escarpment to the pinyon/juniper woodlands and open steppes of the Great Basin. Along the way we'll see and hear the stunning diversity of birds that make the Sierra their home. We'll learn about which birds are in decline and which are expanding and increasing. We'll address some mysteries surrounding some of those species and discuss how birders can help to solve them.

Ed Pandolfino is President of Western Field Ornithologists, a Regional Editor for Northern California for the North American Birds, and has published more than two dozen articles on status and distribution of western birds. He co-authored with Ted Beedy Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution, illustrated by Keith Hansen and recently published by U.C. Press.



Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Calendar

September 2014

      Saturday 6 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 13 Field Trip 9AM Virgin Creek mouth and beach
      Monday 15 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Speaker: Ed Pandolfino on Birds of the Sierras
      Wednesday 17 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM*
      Saturday 20 California Coastal Cleanup Day 9AM-Noon
      Saturday 28 TALONS A Festival Celebrating Birds of Prey Noon-3PM Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, CA

October 2014

      Saturday 4 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 11 Field Trip 9AM Glass Beach and vicinity
      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM*
      Monday 20 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Speaker: Kate Frey on Landscaping for Birds and Insects

November 2014

      Saturday 1 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 8 Field Trip 9AM South Coast Raptors (Elk to Point Arena)
      Saturday 8-9 California Swan Festival Marysville
      Monday 17 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Speaker: Sara Guerrero
      Wednesday 19 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Thursday 20-23 Bird Walk Central Valley Birding Symposium Stockton

December 2014

      Saturday 6 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 13 Field Trip 9AM Rose Memorial Park & Pudding Creek
      Sunday 14 Ukiah Circle Christmas Bird Count
      Monday 15 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Topic: Christmas Bird Count
      Wednesday 17 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Saturday 20 Fort Bragg Circle Christmas Bird Count

January 2015

      Saturday 3 Manchester Circle Christmas Bird Count
      Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Cancelled due to CBC
      Saturday 10 Field Trip 9AM Ten Mile River
      Monday 19 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Speakers Guisti/Keiffer on Turkey Vultures
      Wednesday 21 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Wednesday 21-25 Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway Chico

February 2015

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Friday 13 - 15 San Francisco Bay Flyway FestivalVallejo
      Friday 13 - 16 9AM 18th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
      Saturday 14 Field Trip 5PM Owling - more information later
      Monday 16 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Speaker John Gallo on Conservation Biology
      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

March 2015

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 14 Field Trip 9AM MacKerricher State Park
      Monday 16 Partnership Potluck
      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

April 2015

      Saturday 4 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 11 Field Trip 9AM Hendy Woods
      Wednesday 15-24 Godwit Days Arcata
      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Monday 20 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM

May 2015

      Saturday 2 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 9 Field Trip 9AM Navarro River and Beach
      Monday 18 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Wednesday 20 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Monday 18 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM


* These walks are free; however, the Gardens charges a reduced entry admission for those who are not members of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.