Page updated: April 18, 2019
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 2019

Membership Programs


Programs are on Summer Break

They will start up again on September 10, 2019

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

May 2019

SATURDAY, May 4 Medford Island
     Join leaders Peter Ottesen and Liz West on a tour of this 1,200-acre, private tract in the Delta, which has been converted from row crop farming to wildlife habitat in perpetuity. Once on Medford, we'll do a briefing, explain converting a flat tract to a riparian zone with more than 8,000 trees and ponds and discuss a little about how critters have responded.  Snacks, beverages, clubhouse and restrooms provided, but bringing a lunch is suggested.  Meet leaders at Panera Bread  (10718 Trinity Pkwy, Stockton, near I-5 and Eight Mile RD)  at 7:30 a.m. to carpool to the boat ramp for transport to the island. Please Phone or email trip leader Liz West to RSVP before by May 1st at (209) 351-1232, or email: elizwest@sbcglobal.net.                                     

SATURDAY, May 4— Introductory 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.

SUNDAY, May 5 University of the Pacific Native Plant Gardens
    Join leaders Amy and Doug Weiser as they explore the Bon Appetit Native Plant Garden, established on the Stockton campus in 2015. Seventy varieties of California native plants were selected by Pacific faculty members in the Biological Sciences department, such as Sticky Monkey Flower, Coyote Brush, and several varieties of Manzanita. The garden is enhanced by several specimen boulders carefully selected by faculty of the Geological
and Environmental Sciences department, such as Sierra Granite, Rhyolite, Basalt, Blue Schist, Andesite, and Flat Lava. Meet the leaders at 10:00 a.m. at the Native Plant Garden, which is adjacent to the Robb Garden on University of the Pacific Stockton's south campus. The trip will last about 2 hours.

SATURDAY, May 11Cosumnes 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.

SATURDAY, May 18 ANNUAL CHAPTER PICNIC
    Join leader Joanne Katanic for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam, to be followed by our annual chapter picnic and a short general membership meeting, including officer elections.  All are welcome to attend.  (See announcement this page).  Meet Joanne in the fish hatchery parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, May 19Woodbridge Wilderness Area
     Join leaders Kathy and Virginia Bonham 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 am.

THURSDAY, May 23 Electra Road, Amador County
      Join leader Joanne Katanic to explore Electra Road, near Jackson off Highway 49. This will be an opportunity to see how the area is rejuvenating after recent year’s fire. In the past this has been great spot to view newly arriving and breeding birds, including Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Yellow Warblers, Bullock's Orioles and Yellow-breasted Chat. For carpooling meet in the parking lot of Juli’s Village Coffee Shop (Old U-J’s), 700 E Victor Road (Hwy. 12), Lodi, at 7AM. Joanne Katanic - (209) 483-2578 (cell).

June 2019

SATURDAY, June 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.

THURSDAY, June 6 Cruising the Delta
     Join leader David Fries on his 43’ sail boat for a cruise through the Delta. Plan for 5-7 hours on the water, leaving at 8:00 a.m. from the Stockton Sailing Club, 4980 Buckley Cove Way. Due to boat size and safety reasons, the trip is limited to the first 8 people to register. Send your reservation to dfries.audubon@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, June 8 - SUNDAY, June 9 Annual Sierra Valley Campout
     The Sierra Valley/Yuba Pass areas offer great habitat for birds with many lakes, meadows, marshes, streams, rivers and trees.  As usual, we will be camping at the Cottonwood Creek Campground on Hwy 89 north of Truckee or, you can chose to stay at the Globe Hotel in Sierraville (http://www.sierrahotsprings.org/). Saturday, we will meet for breakfast at 7am at the Fork & Horn in Sierraville (530) 994-1070. We will leave promptly at 8am. 
Please phone or email trip leader Liz West to RSVP.  (Liz’s phone: (209) 351-1232; email: elizwest@sbcglobal.net.

SATURDAY, June 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.

SATURDAY, June 15Woodbridge Wilderness Area
     Join leaders Kathy and Virginia Bonham 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, June 16Mokelumne 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 2019

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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