Page updated: April 29, 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


Annual Chapter Picnic
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Save the date!  On Saturday, May 19, San Joaquin Audubon will hold its Annual Chapter Picnic at the Mokelumne River Day Use Area/Fish Hatchery.  All are welcome.  We will start off birding at 8:00 a.m., combining our bird walk with the monthly bird census of this delightful park.  The pot luck brunch will follow at approx. 10:00 a.m., so bring a dish to share.  We'll also have a short Annual Business Meeting.  Meet leader Joanne Katanic in the fish hatchery parking lot (below the dam) at 8:00 a.m.   


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

May 2018

SATURDAY, May 5Introductory 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, May 6Electra Road, Amador County
     Join leader Joanne Katanic (209-483-2578) 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 the parking lot of Robinson Feed, 1150 East Victor Rd. (Hwy. 12), Lodi, at 7:00 a.m.

SATURDAY, May 12Cosumnes 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.

SATURDAY, May 19 ANNUAL CHAPTER PICNIC
    Join leader Joanne Katanic for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam, to be followed by our annual chapter picnic and a short general membership meeting.  All are welcome to attend.  (See announcement on home page).  Meet Joanne in the fish hatchery parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, May 20 - Woodbridge Wilderness Area
    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.

FRI-SUN, May 25-27Annual Sierra Valley Campout
     The Sierra Valley/Yuba Pass areas offer great habitat for birds with many lakes, meadows, marshes, streams, rivers and trees.  As usual, we will be camping at the Cottonwood Creek Campground on Hwy 89 north of Truckee or, you can chose to stay at the Globe Hotel in Sierraville.  For those who only wish to come up for Saturday, we will meet for breakfast at 8am at the Fork & Horn in Sierraville (530) 994-1070.  Please phone or email trip leader Dave Wagner (209-943-6997, dajwagner@aol.com) to RSVP.

June 2018

SATURDAY, June 2 —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.

WEDNESDAY, June 6Cruising the Delta
     Join leader David Fries on his 43’ sail boat for a cruise through the Delta. Plan for 5-7 hours on the water, leaving at 8:00 a.m. from the Stockton Sailing Club, 4980 Buckley Cove Way. Due to boat size and safety reasons, the trip is limited to the first 8 people to register. Send your reservation to:   dfries.audubon@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, June 9 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.

SATURDAY, June 16—San Joaquin County Annual Summer Butterfly Count
     We will hold the annual San Joaquin County Summer Butterfly Count.  This family-friendly field trip is a cooperative project of the San Joaquin Audubon Society, the University of California Cooperative Extension, and the North American Butterfly Association.
     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.
     In addition to leading the Annual San Joaquin Audubon Society Butterfly Count, Dr. Schick has her PhD in Entomology, her specialty being tiny, stingless parasitoid wasps.  She is a Research Associate at U.C.Berkeley's Essig Museum and the California Academy of Sciences at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

SATURDAY, June 16Woodbridge 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, June 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, 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.

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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San Joaquin Audubon Society
PO Box 7755, Stockton, California 95267