Participants can prepare by downloading the Zoom application for free HERE or the web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. It is recommended that participants familiarize themselves with using Zoom prior to the scheduled meeting to test the audio and video settings and avoid technical difficulties.
Zoom Meetings are being recorded! You can view and/or listen to them at any time by clicking on the links below!
March 2021 Membership Meeting - A Year in the Lives of North American Owls by Paul Bannick
Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/322s9xse
February 2021 Membership Meeting - The North American Prairies by Beth Madden
Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/186430x7
January 2021 Extra "Light" Membership Meeting - Introduction to Fantasy Birding by Amy Lauterbach
Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/e4kn99y9
January 2021 Membership Meeting - OMG - Is that a New Species? By Alvaro Jaramillo
December 2020 Membership Meeting - Members Slide Show-n-Tell
Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/yy9gfacp
Audio recording: https://tinyurl.com/y3xw2oo3
November 2020 Membership Meeting - Shorebird ID by Ed Harper
Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/yyd4w33w
Audio only recording:https://tinyurl.com/y67rgner
October 2020 Membership Meeting - Trans-Pacific Migrations by Peter Pyle
Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/yyflg7cg
Audio only recording:https://tinyurl.com/y4vw6z5o
September 2020 Membership Meeting - The Canary Islands with Jaan Lepson
Audio only recording:https://tinyurl.com/y3p78tfh
Maps and directions to regular meeting locations are at the bottom of the page and can be reached by clicking here.
Bring your washable cup to enjoy hot or cold beverages with the delectable morsels provided by volunteer chefs. This is our chance to converse and compare sightings with other bird observers. You may volunteer to provide refreshments for future meetings by signing the form circulated at the meeting.
Below is a list of past meeting topics and locations for the past year. If you are interested in additional meeting topics from previous years vist our Past Membership Meetings page. Details on meeting locations and maps can be found below.
OMG - Is that a new species? by Alvaro Jaramillo, author, biologist, birding guide
Members Slide Show-n-tell
Shorebirds by Ed Harper, wildlife photographer, birding guide, and a retired mathematics professor
Trans-Pacific Migrations by Peter Pyle, author, ornithologist and marine biologist
The Canary Islands by Jaan Lepson, trained zoologist and a practicing astrophysicist
No meetings in April, May, and June of 2020 due to COVID-19. All membership meetings to be conducted virtually via Zoom starting September 2020.
Audubon Climate Change Report by Juan Pablo conservation biologist.
Birding Wine Regions of the World - California, Chile, South Africa and Beyond by Alvaro Jaramillo, author, biologist, birding guide.
Niles Discovery Church
Mimicry in Raptors by Hans Peeters, author, biologist, and emeritus professor in ecology.
Carlton Plaza, Fremont
Castro Valley Adult School: multipurpose room/gym
San Leandro Library: Karp Room
Pleasanton Middle School: Library
Carlton Plaza, Fremont: Go right from the lobby around towards the rear of the building; the room is on the left side near restrooms and an exit door.
Niles Discovery Church: Fellowship Hall
Alviso Adobe Community Park: museum/office building (see map marker)