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Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Calendar

February 2016

      Saturday 6 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 13 Field Trip Owling Leader:Mike Stephens - Meet at end of pavement on Road 409, 3 miles up from Highway 1 Time TBA

      Monday 15 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM Mario Abreu will give us a heads up for spring with Landscaping for Birds and Wildlife.

Mario Abreu is the Staff Naturalist at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. He serves on the board of the Dorothy King Young Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and is a naturalist and horticulturist, who has grown many of the native plants available through the local Native Plant Society.

      Wednesday 17 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8:30AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Thursday 18 Board Meeting Contact David Jensen or Tim Bray for more information.

      19-21 San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival Mare Island/Vallejo

      Sunday 28 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - Coastal Trail 10-Noon, meet near rest room at east end of parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen


March 2016

      Saturday 5 Whale Festival Bird Walk Pt Cabrillo 9AM-Noon * Leader: David Jensen

      Sunday 6 Whale Festival Bird Walk Pt Cabrillo 9AM-Noon * Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 12 Field Trip MacKerricher State Park (Lake Cleone)9AM-Noon Meet at Lake Cleone parking lot. Leader: David Jensen

      Monday, March 14th - Partnership Potluck - 6PM Russian Gulch Recreation Hall

      Wednesday 16 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8:30AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Saturday 19 Whale Festival Bird Walk Pt Cabrillo 9AM-Noon * Leader: David Jensen

      Sunday 20 Whale Festival Bird Walk Pt Cabrillo 9AM-Noon * Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 26 Family Bird Walk - Big River Haul Road 9-11AM

      Sunday 27 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - Coastal Trail 10-Noon, meet near rest room at east end of parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen


April 2016

      Saturday 2 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM* Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 9 Field Trip Hendy Woods State Park 9AM-Noon Meet at south end of bridge. Leader: David Jensen

      15-17 Olympic Bird Fest Sequim, Washington Enjoy guided birding trips, boat tours, live auction & raffle, gala banquet, and more. Our featured speaker: noted artist Tony Angell, "Revealing the Secret Lives of Owls". Join our festival pre-trip: a three-day, two-night birding/sightseeing cruise of the San Juan Islands, April 12-14, 2016. Register separately at www.pugetsoundexpress.com/audubon. Extend your festival with our Neah Bay post-trip on April 17-19, 2016: two days exploring northwest coastal Washington.

      13-19 Godwit Days Arcata

      Monday 18 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM Kathy Biggs will speak on Dragonflies. Her website southwestdragonflies.net

      Wednesday 20 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Note Time Change! Leader: Tim Bray

      Saturday 30 Family Bird Walk - Spring Ranch Trail (parking opposite Gordon Lane) 9-11AM


May 2016

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM* Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 14 Field Trip Navarro River and beach - 9AM-Noon Meet at the park-and-ride just south of the Navarro River Bridge on Highway 1 at 9:00 AM. We will walk down the road, and carpool to the beach. This is always a productive trip, as we encounter several types of habitat during the peak of Spring passerine activity. Singing warblers, sparrows, wrens, and Black-headed Grosbeaks will provide the soundtrack, and there is always the potential for unusual sightings. Leader: - Tim Bray

      Monday 16 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM What We Do - a review of all the projects MCAS is involved in (with cookies!)

      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Sunday 22 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - Coastal Trail 10-Noon, meet near rest room at east end of parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 28 Family Bird Walk - Lake Cleone (parking lot near whale skeleton - MacKerricher State Park 9-11AM


June 2016

      Saturday 4 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM* Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 11 Field Trip Kayaking the Noyo River - Charge: $20 adults; $10 kids (18 or younger) Kayaks, life jackets, paddles provided Reservations required (limited to 12 participants) Contact Liquid Fusion Kayaking, 962-1623 or liquidfusionkayaking@gmail.com Leader: - Cate Hawthorne 9AM-Noon

      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Sunday 26 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - Coastal Trail 10-Noon, meet near rest room at east end of parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen


July 2016

      Saturday 2 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM* Leader: David Jensen

      Wednesday 20 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Sunday 24 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - Coastal Trail 10-Noon, meet near rest room at east end of parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen


August 2016

      Saturday 6 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM* Leader: David Jensen

      Wednesday 17 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Sunday 28 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - Coastal Trail 10-Noon, meet near rest room at east end of parking lot at foot of Elm Street, Fort Bragg. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen


* During these walks, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens charges a reduced "Guest of Audubon" fee for those who are not members of the Gardens.