Page updated: July 19, 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


  Programs are on summer break.


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.


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

June 2018

SATURDAY, June 23— Calaveras Big Trees State Park
     Join leaders Kurt Mize (915-6264, k1mize@aol.com) and Sal Salerno (985-1232) for this joint San Joaquin/Stanislaus Audubon field trip to one of California’s oldest and most beautiful state parks. We’ll be on the lookout for breeding specialties like White-headed Woodpecker and the wildflower species of the mixed coniferous forest. Bring drinks, a picnic lunch, mosquito repellant, and sunscreen. Meet at the Country Café in Lockeford at 7:00 a.m. if you wish to carpool, or at the park in the North Grove parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Day use fee required.

July 2018

SATURDAY, July 7Introductory 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, July 8Woodbridge Wilderness Area
     Join leader Susan Schneider 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, July 14Cosumnes 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.


SUNDAY, July 15 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, July 28 Ripon’s Oak Grove and Sewage Ponds
    Meet leader Jim Rowoth in the parking lot at Toot Sweets (March Lane & Quail Lakes Dr., in Stockton) at 7:00 a.m. to carpool, or at 7:30 a.m. in the Ripon Oak Grove parking area.  Following a stroll through the riparian area, we’ll head over to the west side water treatment ponds to see what’s around. Expect to finish around noon.

August 2018


SATURDAY, August 4Introductory 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, August 11Cosumnes River Preserve


SATURDAY, August 18Woodbridge 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, August 19 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, 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.

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.

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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