Page updated: June 13, 2017

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

We don't have programs in the summer, they begin again in September.

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

June 2017

FRI-SUN, June 2-4Annual Sierra Valley Campout
     The Sierra Valley/Yuba Pass areas offer great habitat for birds with many lakes, meadows, marshes, streams, rivers and trees.  This year we will be camping at the Cottonwood Creek Campground on Hwy 89 north of Truckee, or you can choose to stay at the Globe Hotel in Sierraville (  For those who only wish to come up for Saturday, we will meet for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at the Fork & Horn in Sierraville ((503)-994-1070).  Please phone or email trip leader Dave Wagner to RSVP.  (Dave’s phone #:  (209) 943-6997; email:

SATURDAY, June 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.

SUNDAY, June 4 – Electra Road, Amador County
     Join leader Joanne Katanic to explore Electra Road, near Jackson off of Highway 49.  This will be an opportunity to see how the area is rejuvenating after last year’s fire.  In the past, this has been a great spot to view newly arriving and breeding birds, including Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, Bullock’s Oriole, and Yellow-breasted Chat.  For carpooling, meet in Lodi at the Park & Ride, Highway 99 and Victor Rd. (Hwy 12) at 7:00 a.m.  To meet in Jackson, be at the parking lot for Mel & Fay’s diner at 8:00 a.m. (also a Park & Ride).  For more info, please call Joanne at (209)-483-2578.

SATURDAY, June 10Cosumnes River Preserve / River Walk
     Join leader Jim Rowoth (487-3489 or 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 for last minute updates.  Double check with Jim for start time.

SATURDAY, June 17Woodbridge Wilderness Area CANCELED DUE TO FLOODING
     Join leader ­Pat Paternostro 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, June 17Annual San Joaquin Audubon Butterfly Count
   We will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park.  No experience or expertise is required.  All participants should bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and lunch or a snack (and field guides, binoculars, and nets if you have them).  Call Dr. Kathy Schick (209) 612-5130 for more information.

SUNDAY, June 18Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery
     Join leaders Liz West and Joanne Katanic for our monthly census of this lovely little riparian area below Comanche Dam.  Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

Mokelumne River Monthly Bird Census 2017

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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