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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, February 13, 2018

Ted Beedy
“Birds of Trinidad and Tobago”

    Ted recently returned from a birding and bird photography tour of Trinidad & Tobago led by the well-known birder and superb bird artist, Keith Hansen.

Please join us for his photo-illustrated talk on the stunning diversity of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the Caribbean coast and tropical rainforests of the mountains and coastal canyons of these islands.

More than 400 species of birds have been observed in Trinidad & Tobago, and the group was able to find 213 species.  Ted got photographs of 103 species. This presentation will be accompanied by sound recordings of selected species. Ted will also address aspects of individual bird species including their taxonomy, natural history, and the on-going efforts to conserve these tropical treasures.

Ted received his Ph.D. in zoology from UC Davis in 1982.  A biologist and ornithologist, he is the author of Discovering Sierra Birds and Birds of the Sierra Nevada-Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution (with Ed Pandolfino, and illustrated by Keith Hansen), and has authored numerous technical publications and articles on Sierra birds.  For more than 40 years, Ted has studied birds throughout California and many western states, and has traveled widely in the tropics.  Please join us for this informative and entertaining presentation.


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.


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

January 2018

SATURDAY, January 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, January 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.


SUNDAY, January14 - Woodbridge 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.


SATURDAY, January 2011th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival
     This year’s festival features key-note speaker Paul Bannick, author of “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls” and “The Owl and The Woodpecker, Encounters with North American’s Most Iconic Birds”.  See announcement on Page 3.


SUNDAY, January 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.


SATURDAY, January 27Staten Island
     Join leaders Alan England and Dale Smith for a visit to Staten Island where the flooded fields of corn and wheat provide critical winter habitat for Sandhill Cranes, Tundra Swans, Cackling Geese, and other waterfowl. Meet at Chevron Station at Walnut Grove/Thornton exit off I-5 at 8:00 a.m.

February 2018

SATURDAY, February 3Introductory 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, February 3Cosumnes River Preserve / River Walk
     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.

 SUNDAY, February 11Bear Creek Bike Path
     Join leader Susan Schneider for this easy walk that features riparian and marsh habitat. Many interesting species have been encountered on previous trips including Sora Rail and Peregrine Falcon. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Michael Faklis Park which is off Cosumnes Dr. near Mokelumne Circle, SW of I5/Eight Mile Road interchange.


SUNDAY, February 17 - Woodbridge 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, February 18 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.


SATURDAY, February 24 Medford Island
     Join leaders Peter Ottesen and Dale Smith 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 Flag City McDonald’s (I-5 and CA-12) at 7:30 to carpool to the boat ramp for transport to the island.

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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