Bird WalksThe Mendocino Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) conducts many birding field trips throughout the year. Details can be found in the Calendar of Events.
Every month two Bird Walks are held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, led by an MCAS member. These are scheduled year round on the 1st Saturday at 9:00 AM, and the 3rd Wednesday at 8:00 AM, of each month and are held light-rain or shine.
Coastal Mendocino County Birdlists
A checklist containing 276 species of Coastal Mendocino County birds is available for $1.00 at:
This checklist costs $3 and is available by writing to the PO Box 2297, Fort Bragg, 95437.
Birding forums and Rare Bird Alerts
Mendocino County Birding (Mendobirds)
Mendobirds is a Mendocino County general birding electronic forum sponsored by the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, the Peregrine Audubon Chapter, and the National Audubon Society.
The purpose of Mendobirds is to provide a discussion forum for Mendocino County birds, birding, and bird-related activities. This can include announcements from the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society and the Peregrine Audubon Chapter.
Appropriate topics include sightings of rare birds, questions on identification of birds seen in Mendocino County, birding locations in Mendocino County, new birding resources, and activities of the Audubon chapters in Mendocino County.
You can obtain more information by logging onto:
This will give you a brief introduction to the list and tell you how to subscribe and unsubscribe.
Black Oystercatcher. Photograph by Ron LeValley