Page updated: August 21, 2018
SAN JOAQUIN
  AUDUBON SOCIETY

A California Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Serving the communities of Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Escalon, Ripon, and Lathrop--All of San Joaquin County.

 

Upcoming Field Trips & Programs 2018

Membership Programs


TUESDAY, September 11, 2018
Derrick Caringi
“Mistletoe and Myths”

Derrick will present a general overview of mistletoe commonly encountered in the area and review the history and myths associated with it.  He will discuss the lifecycle of mistletoe and discuss the negative and positive (?) benefits of Phoradendron.  This presentation will also present some methods to control mistletoe and the spread of it to other trees.


     Derrick is a Manager responsible for various projects involving trees in the Urban and Wildland setting.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry and Forest Biology from The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF, Syracuse NY). Derrick is a Certified Arborist, a Utility specialist, and holds the TRAQ (tree risk assessment qualification) certification. His favorite tree is the Sierra Redwood (Giant sequoia) and his favorite bird is the American bittern. Derrick has a beautiful wife and two young daughters and he resides in Shingle Springs, California.


TUESDAY, October 9, 2018
Andrea Jones
“The Salton Sea”

The Salton Sea, an inland saline lake covering 350 square miles in southern California, is a critically endangered “Important Bird Area” that hosts 2/3 of California’s bird species. Andrea will highlight why the Salton Sea is so important that over 400 species of birds use its habitats and will describe which species are most threatened by a changing Sea.Andrea will discuss past efforts to “restore” the sea and describe how Audubon is engaging currently in a new solution for the Salton Sea that will be beneficial to both birds and people.

     Andrea is the Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon California. For the past 12 years, she has led conservation programs and worked with staff and the network of Audubon chapters across the state to implement conservation projects at high priority Important Bird Areas (IBAs). She oversees Audubon’s efforts in priority bird species and serves as the spokeswoman for bird conservation across California. Prior to Audubon California, Andrea worked at Massachusetts Audubon where she served as the Director of the Coastal Waterbird Program. Andrea received her M.S. in Wildlife Conservation/Ornithology and her B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a past board member of Morro Coast Audubon and currently resides in the East Bay of San Francisco.


The meeting location is at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue (across from UOP) in Stockton, and begins at 7:30 p.m.  Plenty of parking and refreshments.  Everyone is welcome. Programs run September through April.

S J Audubon Nature Book Exchange

We will continue our book exchange this fall.  Visit our Nature Book table and take a look at these treasures!  You can either exchange a book that you’ve brought from home for another, or simply take a book.  Monetary donation is optional.  The only thing we request is, if you bring a book and it has not been taken by the time you leave, please take it back home with you—you can always bring it back the following month.  We on the board do not wish to acquire a permanent collection of books! 

FIELD TRIPS
Bad weather (rain, dense fog, strong winds) cancels trips

August 2018

SATURDAY, August 25— Stockton Waste Water Treatment Plant
     Join leader Kurt Mize (915-6264) for this rare opportunity to visit the oxidation ponds of the Stockton Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This area has been off-limits to birders for ten years, and, with a major construction project in the works, access in the future will again be restricted.  This field trip will be limited to twelve participants in three vehicles, so contact Kurt early if you wish to be included.  Meet Kurt in the parking lot of Toot Sweets (southwest corner of March Ln. & Quail Lakes Dr., in Stockton) to carpool.  As of printing date, access for this field trip has not been guaranteed, so please contact Kurt to confirm that this field trip is still a go.

September 2018

SATURDAY, September 1Introductory Birding Field Trip
     Join leader Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 a.m.  Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.
SATURDAY, September 8Cosumnes River Preserve
     Join leader Jim Rowoth (487-3489 or rowoth@sbcglobal.net) for the monthly River Walk bird count through the varied habitats of the CRP.  Meet Jim at the visitor center on Franklin Rd. Check website www.cosumnes.org for last minute updates.  Double check with Jim for start time. Note: A new CRP policy requires that all participants must RSVP through the EventBrite link on the web-site.
SATURDAY, September 15Woodbridge Wilderness Area
     Join leader Kasey Foley for our monthly census of this small riparian park on the banks of the Mokelumne River.  Meet at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridge at 8:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, September 16 Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery
    Join leaders Joanne Katanic and Liz West for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam.  Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery parking lot at 8:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, September 22 Caswell Memorial State Park
    Meet leader Jim Rowoth (487-3489 or rowoth@sbcglobal.net) at 7:00 a.m. at the small parking area just inside the entrance to this, our county’s only state park (per car entry fee).  We’ll walk the trails and search for migrants in the dense foliage and underbrush.  Bring water and bug spray.

October 2018

SATURDAY, October 6Introductory Birding Field Trip
     Join leader Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 a.m.  Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.
SATURDAY, October 13Cosumnes River Preserve
     Join leader Jim Rowoth (487-3489 or rowoth@sbcglobal.net) for the monthly River Walk bird count through the varied habitats of the CRP.  Meet Jim at the visitor center on Franklin Rd. Check website www.cosumnes.org for last minute updates.  Double check with Jim for start time. Note: A new CRP policy requires that all participants must RSVP through the EventBrite link on the web-site.
SATURDAY, October 20Woodbridge Wilderness Area
    Join leader Liz West for our monthly census of this small riparian park on the banks of the Mokelumne River.  Meet at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridge at 8:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, October 21 Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery
     Join leaders Liz West and Joanne Katanic for our monthly census of this lovely little riparian area below Camanche Dam.  Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

Mokelumne River Monthly Bird Census 2018

MOKELUMNE RIVER DAY USE AREA
Contact Liz West for more information at 209-351-1232. 

 

Cosumnes River Preserve Monthly Census

Please check Cosumnes River Preserve website for current River Walk and Tall Forest schedules.

 

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