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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 Holy CAAU! The Impact of "The Blob" on West Coast Seabirds" with Dr. Julia Parrish

In the Fall of 2014, hundreds of Cassin's Auklets started washing ashore from San Francisco up to Mendocino. A small, scrappy bird, Cassin's breed on the Farallon Islands up through the Queen Charlottes along the British Columbia coast, and winter out in the North Pacific. By the end of the calendar year, what had been an unusually high beaching rate became a full-fledged catastrophe as hundreds of thousands of these birds were tossed ashore in winter storms. From northern Oregon to Cape Flattery at the tip of the Oympic Peninsula, a literal wall of Cassin's hit the beaches. What happened?? How could so many birds have washed ashore? What does this say about the health of our coastal ecosystem?

Julia Parrish is the Executive Director of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), the largest beached bird program in the U.S. COASST data provide crucial baseline data against which any mass mortality event can be compared. Join Julia as she discusses the Cassin's event (and the mass mortality of Common Murres that followed the next year) and speculates about why and how our nearshore system is changing, and what coastal residents can do.

      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


September 2016

      Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 10 Field Trip 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Field Trip

      Wednesday 14 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Saturday 17 Coastal Clean Up Day www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

      Monday 19 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM

      Sunday 25 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


October 2016

      Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 10 Field Trip Meet at 9 AM Wear hiking boots; check the weather forecast. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Tim Bray.

      Monday 19 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM

      Wednesday 21 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Sunday 25 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


November 2016

      Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 12 Field Trip South Coast Raptor Trip 9AM-Late Afternoon Meet at the Navarro Beach turnout on Hwy 1. Carpooling required. Bring a lunch and water. Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen

      Monday 14 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM

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


December 2016

      Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes, binoculars available, heavy rain cancels. Leader: David Jensen

      Saturday 10 Field Trip CBC Tune-up at Rose Memorial Cemetery 9AM-Noon

      Monday 12 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM the annual Christmas Bird Count slideshow Note Date Change from the 21st

      Wednesday 21 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8:30AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Saturday 17 Ukiah Christmas Bird Count

      Monday 26 Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count There will be a dinner for the participants at the Caspar Community Center. The hall will open around 4PM, and dinner (lasagne and salad) will be at 5PM. Please RSVP so we have an idea of how much food to prepare. BYOB


January 2017

      Monday 2 Manchester Christmas Bird Count

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

      Saturday 14 Field Trip 9AM

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      Monday 16 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM

      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8:30AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      Sunday 29 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

      25-29 Snow Goose Festival Of the Pacific Flyway Chico


February 2017

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

      Saturday 11 Field Trip

      Monday 13 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM

      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8:30AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

      17-19 San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival Mare Island/Vallejo

      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

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