Ohlone Audubon Society

Serving Southern and Eastern Alameda County

Past Membership Meetings

Below is a list of past meeting topics and locations going back to 2018. 


2024 Membership Meeting Topics

April 2024

        A Journey To Photograph all Fifty State Birds


March 2024

       Birding Adventures in the Central Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan


February 2024

       Invasive Spartina Removal Efforts

January 2024

       A Century of Field Identification


2022 Membership Meeting Topics


December 2022

Membership Meeting - In Person Cookie Exchange and Member Photos, no recording!


November 2022 

California Black Rail Response to Marsh Enhancement at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline; Presenter: Dave Riensche


October 2022

Field Journaling and Birds - How, Why, and Where to Start; Presenter: Alex Cho


September 2022

A 27 Year Wildflower Journey: The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change; Presenters: Rob Badger and Nita Winter


2021 Membership Meeting Topics

June 2021 
Dunlins by Lara Tseng, bird researcher and WFO member

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/258ebvvk

May 2021
Golden Eagle Population Surveys and Territory Monitoring in the Northern Diablo Range, California by Patrick Kolar, raptor biologist
April 2021
Trial by Fire: California Condor Recovery Amid A Turbulent Year on the Central Coast by Mike Stake, wildlife biologist.

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/35vydb6p

March 2021
 A Year In The Lives Of North American Owls by Paul Bannick, author and wildlife photographer. 

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/322s9xse

February 2021
The North American Prairies: An Introduction To A Little Known Ecosystem by Beth Madden, wildlife biologist and biological consultant 

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/186430x7 


January 2021

OMG  - Is that a New Species? By Alvaro Jaramillo, author, biologist, birding guide.

Video recording:https://tinyurl.com/yydc3xfo

Audio recording:https://tinyurl.com/y5k4h26e


2020 Membership Meeting Topics

December 2020

Members Slide Show-n-Tell

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/yy9gfacp

Audio recording: https://tinyurl.com/y3xw2oo3

November 2020

Shorebirds by Ed Harper, wildlife photographer, birding guide, and a retired mathematics professor

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/yy9gfacp

Audio recording: https://tinyurl.com/y3xw2oo3

October 2020

Trans-Pacific Migrations by Peter Pyle, author, ornithologist and marine biologist

Video recording: https://tinyurl.com/yyflg7cg

Audio only recording:https://tinyurl.com/y4vw6z5o

September 2020

The Canary Islands by Jaan Lepson, trained zoologist and a practicing astrophysicist

Video recording:https://tinyurl.com/y49ajsek

Audio only recording:https://tinyurl.com/y3p78tfh


No meetings in April, May, and June of 2020 due to COVID-19. All membership meetings conducted virtually via Zoom starting September 2020.


March 2020

Audubon Climate Change Report by Juan Pablo conservation biologist.

February 2020

Birding Wine Regions of the World - California, Chile, South Africa and Beyond by Alvaro Jaramillo, author, biologist, birding guide.
Niles Discovery Church

January 2020

Mimicry in Raptors by Hans Peeters, author, biologist, and emeritus professor in ecology. 
Carlton Plaza, Fremont


2019 Membership Meeting Topics

December 2019

Holiday Cookie Exchange and Photo Show by members; Least Tern Recovery and Monitoring at Eden Landing by Ben Pearl of SFBBO biologist.
Robert Livermore Community Center

November 2019

Biking for Birds: 365 days, 18,000 miles, 618 species, 1 amazing adventure by Dorian Anderson, author and birding guide.
Castro Valley Adult School

October 2019

Sahul - A Paradise for Birds by Bob Lewis, trained chemist, birding educator, guide, and award wining photographer
Niles Discovery Church

September 2019

Ecology and Conservation of the Gulf of the Farallones, California, by Peter Pyle, author, ornithologist and marine biologist.
Carlton Plaza, Fremont

May 2019

The Fabulous Falklands by Ed Harper, wildlife photographer, birding guide, and a retired mathematics professor
San Leandro Library

April 2019

Avian Olfaction: The Road Less Travelled, by Gabrielle Nevitt, scientist, professor (UC Davis), and author
Castro Valley Adult School

March 2019

Bird and Rhinoceros Poaching in South Africa and Botswana, by Jill Hedgecock, author, conversationist, and birder

Robert Livermore Community Center

February 2019

Birds and Bees, by Debbie Wong, birder, bird bander, SF Asian Art Museum docent, and beekeeper
Niles Discovery Church

January 2019

Convincing Details And Other Birding Fiction, by Joe Morlan, field ornithology professor and author

Carlton Plaza


2018 Membership Meeting Topics

December 2018

Holiday Cookie Exchange, Photo Show, John Muir Land Trust Almond Ranch, by JMLT staff Krista Vossekuil, Associate Director of Development and Communications and Hannah Hodgson, Community Programs Associate

Robert Livermore Community Center

November 2018

Birds and Flowers Ink Brush Painting: Demo and DIY!, by Pauline Tsui, artist, a writer, and a docent of the Asian Art Museum

Castro Valley Adult School

October 2018

Birding Winter Wonderland in Japan, by Alvaro Jaramillo, biologist, author and birding guide

Niles Discovery Church 

September 2018

Birding in the Caribbean, by Bob Lewis, trained chemist, birding educator, guide and award winning photographer

Carlton Plaza

June 2018 

Annual Potluck Dinner, Installation of Officers, Equipment Show-N-Tell and Birder's Fair!
Alviso Adobe Community

May 2018

"Restoring Common Murres to Devil's Slide Rock", by Gerry McChesney, Wildlife Refuge Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
San Leandro Library

April 2018

"What's That Bird with Ed", by Ed Harper, wildlife photographer, birding guide, and a retired mathematics professor
Castro Valley Adult School

March 2018

“A Case Study in Shorebird Restoration”, by David “Doc Quack” Riensche, biologist, teacher, and author

Pleasanton Middle School

February 2018

“How Diet Plays a Role in the Recovery of the California Least Tern”, by Meredith Elliott, Senior Scientist with Point Blue Conservation

Niles Discovery Church

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