Speaker Series

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Marin Audubon Society meetings will not be held at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center until further notice.  MAS Speaker Series programs are presented as Zoom online events.

Please make sure to register for each Speaker Series Webinar by clicking the link within each event listed below. 

                                You will also be able to view previous Speaker Series recordings in the Archive section at the bottom of this page. **If you have any questions about our Speaker Series, please contact Missy Crowe at

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October 2021

Amigos Alados: Students of the Americas Protecting Migratory Birds 

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Event CA United States

Speaker: Alison Quoyeser 
Host: Doug Waterman
Date: October 14, 2021
Start time: 7:30 PM by Alison Quoyeser
End time: 8:30 PM
Please register for the Zoom webinar HERE

Photo: Amigos Alados Bird Observation Walk by Alison Quoyeser

How do we teach the younger generation to know and care about birds? How do we raise the next generation of conservationists? This presentation will be about Amigos Alados, an environmental education and pen pal program founded 14 years ago to address those questions. Amigos Alados links school classes in California and Mexico in the study of 16 migratory birds that they share. The program uses bird studies to guide children towards becoming stewards of the environment, as well offering an opportunity for cultural and scientific exchange across the US-Mexico border.

Alison is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Amigos Alados. Upon retiring from 28 years of teaching at a local elementary school, she has been able to devote much of her time to the project. She is also a faculty member with STRAW or Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed, which is the educational arm of Point Blue Conservation Science. She works with students in the Bay Area to raise awareness of birds and their habitats, watershed ecology, and environmental restoration, as well as to instill cultural appreciation of our friends in Mexico. 

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Speaker Series Archived Recordings



OctoberAmigos Alados “Feathered Friends” – by Alison Quoyeser
SeptemberBirds and Mammals of Tanzania – by Wendy Dreskin
JuneFor the Love of Hummingbirds – by John Shewey
MayA Worldwide Collaboration to Track Bird Migration – by Amie MacDonald
AprilDiscovering Wood Warblers in Marin County – by Daniel Edelstein M.S. 
MarchBirding by Kayak on the Russian River – by Theresa & Miles Tuffli
February Marin’s Booming Bird Population – by Roger D Harris 
January Change in Bird Status in the Central Valley – by John Sterling



December – When Waterbirds are in Crisis – by JD Bergerson 
November – Habitat Potential – by M.T. Clark
October – Birds of the Sierra – by Bob Lewis 
September – Natural History of the Gulf of the Farallon Marine Sanctuary – by David Wimpfheimer
June – Habitat Potential – by Josiah Clark