Page updated: October 28, 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


TUESDAY, November 13, 2018

“The Science inNature”
presented by Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.D.

     A look at the science of nature. How does water get to the top of a tree? How do animals stay warm?  Where did the gold in the Mother Lode come from?  How do deer know when to grow their antlers? How do we see the natural world? These and other processes of nature will be explored.
     "Doc Nancy" is an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Northern Arizona University as well as a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Virginia Semester At Sea Program where she taught biology around the world.  She also teaches part time at Columbia College.  She was selected by the United States as a Fulbright Scholar and traveled to the Russian Federation teach at Gorno-Altaisk State University in southwest Siberia and to conduct research in remote protected areas.
     Nancy is a retired United States National Park Ranger and lives in the Sierra Nevada with her family.  When not working on her research on Giant Sequoias she loves to backpack.  She has completed solo hikes of the John Muir and High Sierra Trails through the Sierra Nevada, hiked through the Alps on The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, and is a Pacific Crest Trail section hiker.  She is the author of several books.


TUESDAY, December 11, 2018

“The CBC and You”
presented by David Yee

Everyone is welcome to come and get refreshed by David Yee prior to our annual Christmas Bird Counts. David will discuss the birds to be expected in our area and how to go about looking for them. It's always a rewarding evening so don't miss it!

San Joaquin County 2018 CBC dates with contacts:

Stockton Christmas Bird Count-Sunday, December 16, 2018
Jim Rowoth rowoth@sbcglobal.net

Wallace-Bellota Christmas Bird Count-Saturday, December 29, 2018
Jim Rowoth Kasey Foley kaseyfoley@sbcglobal.net


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 (no program in January).

S J Audubon Nature Book Exchange

We will continue our book exchange this fall.  Visit our Nature Book table and take a look at these treasures!  You can either exchange a book that you’ve brought from home for another, or simply take a book.  Monetary donation is optional.  The only thing we request is, if you bring a book and it has not been taken by the time you leave, please take it back home with you—you can always bring it back the following month.  We on the board do not wish to acquire a permanent collection of books! 

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

November 2018

FRI-SAT-SUN, November 2, 3, & 4—Lodi 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 10—Cosumnes 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.

THU-SUN, November 15-18—Central Valley Birding Symposium

     Join your birding friends for the 22nd annual Central Valley Birding Symposium in Stockton, CA! This outstanding birding festival is always one of the highlights of the birding year for more information visit cvbird symposium

December 2018

SATURDAY, December 1—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.

SATURDAY, December 8—Cosumnes 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, December 9—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 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.

SUNDAY, December 16Stockton Christmas Bird Count

     Join old friends and make new friends at San Joaquin Audubon’s longest running and most important field activity of the year.  This is citizen science at its best!  We go out dawn-to-dusk regardless of weather conditions, so it’s always an adventure!  For more information, or to sign up, contact Jim Rowoth (209) 487-3489 or rowoth@sbcglobal.net).

SATURDAY, December 29—Wallace-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 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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