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September 2017

Monday 18 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM Our speaker will be Robert Timm
Robert Timm, director of UC Hopland Research & Extension Center and UC Cooperative Extension wildlife specialist, retired in 2004 wrapping up a 27-year career with the University of California. Timm's career has focused on managing wildlife damage and providing science-based advice for people to solve conflicts between humans and wildlife, which increasingly arise as both human and wildlife populations expand. One of his research subjects was finding better ways to prevent coyotes from preying on sheep. In 2007, Timm planned the first Urban Coyote Symposium and published papers from the symposium as a management guide. He also created the website CoyoteBytes.org to provide current, science-based management recommendations to wildlife managers and decisionmakers at the city, county and state levels who were dealing with urban coyote conflicts. Timm earned a B.S. in biology at the University of Redlands and master's and Ph.D. in ecology at UC Davis. He began his career at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he served for nine years as Cooperative Extension vertebrate pest specialist and assistant professor. In 1987, he returned to California to become the second administrator in the history of the "Hopland Field Station," as it was then known. He compiled, edited and published the reference book Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage in 1983 and co-edited the 2004 revision.

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 - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2017

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

Monday 9 Field Trip Hawk Hill 9AM Battery Point on the Marin Headlands is one of the premier hawk-watching sites in North America. Every fall, tens of thousands of raptors fly past this spot, many at eye level. It's a spectacle every west-coast birder should experience, and we are going to make it easy for you by arranging transportation down and back in one day. Space is limited, so reservations will be required. Contact Hayley Ross, hayleyhross@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Monday 16 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM
Our speaker is George Wuerthner, an ecologist from Bend, Oregon, who has published books on wildfire ecology, the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. A photographer, ecologist and writer, he has visited hundreds of mountain ranges around the West, more than 380 wilderness areas, more than 180 national park units and every national forest west of the Mississippi. He has published 38 books, including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy. He will be discussing the latest science regarding fire and forest health issues, particularly as they relate to federal land management policies. Is what we have been doing sustainable. George will be discussing these and other ecological issues. As a knowledgeable and experienced speaker, this promises to be a very interesting and timely program.

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 - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 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 9AM

Monday 13 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM

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

Sunday 26 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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


December 2017

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

Saturday 9 Field Trip 9AM

Monday 18 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM Meeting Topic: The Christmas Bird Count(s) - Join David Jensen and Tim Bray for their multi-media refresher course on our local birds. If you haven't yet participated in the annual madness, this is a great time to ask questions and, if you're so inclined, sign up for the Fort Bragg or Manchester count - or maybe both!

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

Sunday 24 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 10-Noon Cancelled

Saturday 30 Fort Bragg Circle CBC - All Day


January 2018

Tuesday 2 Manchester Circle CBC - All Day

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 9AM

Monday 15 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM Our speaker will be Josh Engle; his topic, Bhutan.

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

Sunday 28 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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


February 2018

Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Leader: David Jensen

Saturday 10 Field Trip 9AM

Monday 19 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM Our speaker will be Larry Broderick of the West County Hawkwatch Raptor Research Group; his topic: Raptor Identification.

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

Sunday 25 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Leader: David Jensen

Saturday 10 Field Trip 9AM

Monday 18 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM No meeting as this is the annual Partnership Potluck - more information to come.

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

Sunday 25 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

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

Saturday 14 Field Trip 9AM

Monday 16 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM Our speaker will be Ron LeValley holding forth about waterfowl.

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 - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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


May 2018

Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 9AM-Noon* Leader: David Jensen

Saturday 12 Field Trip 9AM

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

Monday 21 Meeting - Caspar Community Center 7PM

Sunday 27 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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


June 2018

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

Saturday 9 Field Trip 9AM

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 - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

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

Wednesday 25 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

Sunday 22 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

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

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

Sunday 19 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

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

Saturday 8 Field Trip 9AM

Wednesday 19 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

Sunday 23 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

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 9AM

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 - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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 2018

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

Saturday 10 Field Trip 9AM

Wednesday 19 Bird Walk Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 8AM-Noon* Leader: Tim Bray

Sunday 23 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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


December 2018

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

Saturday 8 Field Trip 9AM

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

Sunday 19 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 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

Sunday 23 Coastal Trail Bird Walk - North Coastal Trail, Fort Bragg 10-Noon Cancelled

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