Page updated: October 18, 2017
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 2017

Membership Programs


Tuesday, November 14

Christy Sherr
“The Surprising Benefits of Beetles and Wildfires”

     Mixed intensity fires and native beetles create some of the most productive and critical habitats for California birds and wildlife.  Large, dense patches of standing dead trees are preferred by a host of plants, insects, mammals, and birds such as Black-backed Woodpeckers.  Surprisingly, that includes even many of our most threatened and endangered species such as Spotted Owls and Pacific Fishers. Come explore the unique beauty of this extremely important habitat and find out why so many wildlife species benefit from conditions created by beetles and fire.
     Christy Sherr is a retired National and State Park Ranger, currently working as a field biologist and Education Coordinator for the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute. She is a past president of the Sierra Foothills Audubon Chapter.

Tuesday, December 12 


David Yee
“Christmas Bird Count Extravaganza”

    
     Don't miss this annual educational CBC update by David Yee where he shares his tremendous insight about the winter birds in the Central Valley.  David will cover what birds to expect, the latest bird trends, and the diminishing birds of the future.  This is an important program for anyone who wants to participate in our Stockton or Wallace-Bellota CBC's or just wants to know more about them.
     David Yee is a past President of the San Joaquin Audubon Society, the Central Valley Bird Club, and Western Field Ornithologists. He is responsible for the creation of the Central Valley Birding Symposium and is a founding member of the Central Valley Bird Club.  David is a local birding legend who has earned universal acclaim and respect.  


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

October 2017

SATURDAY, October 21Cosumnes 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, October 22 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.

November 2017

FRI-SAT-SUN, Nov. 3, 4, & 5Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival
     A weekend of fun for the whole family.  General Admission is FREE.  See article on page 3.  Please note that, due to the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival, there will be no Introductory Birding Field Trip this month.


SATURDAY, November 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.


THU-SUN, November 16-19Central Valley Birding Symposium
     Come help us celebrate our 21st anniversary! This outstanding birding festival is always one of the highlights of the birding year!  Key notes, field trips, workshops, vendors, and unbeatable camaraderie! 

December 2017

SATURDAY, December 2Introductory 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, December 9Cosumnes 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, December 10 - Woodbridge 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.


SATURDAY, December 16Stockton Christmas Bird Count
     Join your friends at San Joaquin Audubon for one of our biggest and most important field activities of the year.  This dawn-to-dusk outing goes on regardless of weather conditions, so it’s always an adventure!  For more information or to sign up, contact Jim Rowoth (487-3489, or rowoth@sbcglobal.net).


SUNDAY, December 17 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, December 30Wallace-Bellota Christmas Bird Count
       Don't be left out! What better way to end the year than by participating in the Wallace-Bellota CBC? The foothill counterpart to the Stockton CBC.  Get out in the country for some fresh air and great birds in the company of some great people!  To sign up or for more information, please contact Kasey Foley, kaseyfoley@sbcglobal.net or (209)473-3904.

Mokelumne River Monthly Bird Census 2017

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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