The annual meeting in Gualala will be April 20th at the Gualala Art Center 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala

Our speaker is Richard Kuehn on "Birding the Island Nation of Cuba"

Last April 2014, travel to Cuba was more restricted than it appears it will be in the future. But this was when Sea Rancher, Richard Kuehn, and his husband, Dean Schuler, joined several others willing to follow the then current rules required for doing a "bird survey" in Cuba as birdwatching has been ruled a "tourist activity" and therefore restricted.

Though our group dipped on a few of the endemics, we did see arguably the most sought after one, the smallest bird in the world - the Bee Hummingbird. We also saw their national bird, the stunning Cuban Trogan, as well as many other colorful and interesting species.

Please plan to join Rich for an interesting presentation of the birds they saw and a commentary about the country, their governance and the people they encountered on this amazing adventure.


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Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Calendar

April 2015
Wednesday 15-24 Godwit Days Arcata
      Saturday 18 Family Bird Walk Spring Ranch 9-11AM Meet at the pull out opposite Gordon Lane.
      Sunday 19 Black Oystercatcher Workshop 9AM-Noon Russian Gulch Recreation Hall
      Monday 20 Meeting Gulala Art Center 7PM Rich Kuehn on Cuba
      Sunday 26 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

May 2015

      Saturday 2 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      2-3 Heron Days Lakeside County Park near Kelseyville and Redbud Park, Clearlake
      Saturday 9 Field Trip Navarro River and Beach 9AM - meets at the south end of the Navarro River bridge. Leader: David Jensen
      Saturday 16 Family Bird Walk Big River Haul Road 9-11AM Meet at the parking lot close to the yellow gate entrance to the Haul Road.
      Monday 18 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Our speaker will be Floyd Hayes on his Adventures in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil
      Wednesday 20 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM* Leader: Toby Tobkin
      Sunday 24 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

June 2015

      Saturday 6 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      Thursday 11 MCAS Board of Directors Meeting, Contact J. Ossello for time and place
      Saturday 13 Field Trip Kayak Trip on the Noyo with Liquid Fusion 9AM - Liquid Fusion Kayaking Leader: Cate Hawthorne Contact Cate or 962-1623 if you're planning on attending, so they can have enough kayaks ready.
      Wednesday 17 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM* Leader: Tim Bray
      Saturday 20 Family Bird Walk Lake Cleone 9-11AM Meet at the Lake Cleone parking lot
      Sunday 28 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

July 2015

      Saturday 4 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM* Leader: Tim Bray
      Sunday 26 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

August 2015

      Saturday 1 Beginner Bird Walk GP Millsite Meet at Glass Beach Parking Lot 9AM Note Site Change Due to Art in the Gardens Leader: David Jensen
      Wednesday 19 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM* Leader: Tim Bray
      Sunday 23 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

September 2015

      Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      Saturday 12 Field Trip Virgin Creek Beach 9AM
      Wednesday 16 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM* Leader: Tim Bray
      Monday 21 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Sunday 27 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

October 2015

      Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      Saturday 10 Field Trip Glass Beach and Noyo Headlands 9AM
      Monday 19 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Wednesday 21 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8AM* Leader: Tim Bray
      Sunday 25 Fourth Sunday Bird Tour - The new trail on the former GP property 10AM Meet in parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Leader: David Jensen

November 2015

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      Saturday 14 Field Trip South Coast Raptor Trip 9AM Meet at the Navarro Beach turnout on Hwy 1 and be prepared to carpool. Bring a lunch. We'll be out until late afternoon.
      Monday 16 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM* Note Time Change! Leader: Tim Bray

December 2015

      Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Leader: David Jensen
      Saturday 12 Field Trip CBC Tune up at Rose Memorial Cemetery 9AM
      Wednesday 16 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM* Leader: Tim Bray
      Saturday 19 Ukiah Christmas Bird Count
      Monday 21 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Sunday 27 Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count

January 2016

      Saturday 2 Manchester Christmas Bird Count


      Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*Canceled due to Christmas Bird Count Leader: David Jensen

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