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Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Calendar

April 2017

Friday 28 Save Our Shorebirds (SOS) Training Virgin Creek 9AM Contact B. Bowen for meeting place, details. 962-1602 casparbeck at comcast dot net

29-30 Heron Days - Lakeside County Park, Kelseyville Redbud Audubon Heron Days


May 2017

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

6-7 Heron Days - Shady Acres Campground, Clearlake Redbud Audubon Heron Days

Friday 12 Save Our Shorebirds (SOS) Training Virgin Creek 9AM Contact B. Bowen for meeting place, details. 962-1602 casparbeck at comcast dot net

Saturday 13 Field Trip Navarro River and beach. Leader: David Jensen 9AM-Noon Meet at park-and-ride just south of the bridge. We usually bird the area around the bridge first, then go to the beach and work our way back. Good variety of waterfowl, gulls, and seabirds along the road. Birds are feeding young, so they are very active and easy to find. Black-headed Grosbeak and Bullock's Oriole are possible.

Monday 15 Meeting Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420 7PM
What MCAS does: Save Our Shorebirds, Black Oystercatcher Survey, Pelagic Cormorant Survey, Education, and more! This is our annual meeting, complete with voting.

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

Friday 19 Save Our Shorebirds (SOS) Training Virgin Creek 9AM Contact B. Bowen for meeting place, details. 962-1602 casparbeck at comcast dot net

Friday 26 Save Our Shorebirds (SOS) Training Virgin Creek 9AM Contact B. Bowen for meeting place, details. 962-1602 casparbeck at comcast dot net

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


June 2017

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

Monday 5 Board Meeting contact the president for information as to time and location.

Saturday 10 Field Trip Kayak trip on the Noyo River 9AM - Enjoy the birds of the Noyo River Estuary from the water. This is a gentle, slow-paced kayak trip for all ages and abilities. We will travel through different habitats include riparian, Bishop Pine Forest, North Coast Coniferous Forest, and estuarine, providing an opportunity to see birds of different habitats in a short period of time. Encounters with Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions, River Otters and other interesting mammals are also likely.
MCAS Members $20/adult and $10/kids (18 and younger) - Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be provided. No previous kayaking or birding experience necessary. We plan on launching at 9am and landing at 11am. Please call for reservations. (707) 962-1623 (Participants may bring their own kayak or canoe. Life jackets must be worn).

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 - 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 2017

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

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


August 2017

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

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

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

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