UPDATED 7/9/2015 Stanislaus County Review Species List - PDF File

NEW - January 2015
Printable County Checklists with occurrence codes
Stanislaus County Checklist Updated 12/19/16

 

LIKE! STANISLAUS AUDUBON SOCIETY ON FACEBOOK

Stanislaus Audubon Society has started a Facebook page for Stanislaus and Merced County birders to share comments and photos on birds and birding.  You may contact the Facebook administrator at stanislausaudubon@gmail.com.

Community Nature Walk
Saturday Sept. 23, 2017
9 AM - 11 AM
Dry Creek Park, Modesto

Join Audubon and Sierra Club members on a 2-mile walk through Dry Creek/East La Loma Park.     We will explore and learn about the natural history of Dry Creek.    Audubon members will share their knowledge of local birds.   Sierra Club members will discuss the riparian habitat, plants, and cultural history.   This walk will be geared to families and beginners.  

All members of the community are invited to participate.   Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, and bring water.   Binoculars will be helpful.   We will depart promptly at 9 AM, from the    "Scenic Oaks Office Park - Peggy Mensinger Trail" parking lot  where Coffee Rd. "T's" into Scenic Dr.  For more info., contact Elaine, 209-300-4253 or Ralph,   SASFieldTrips@yahoo.com.    




 
                        LOCAL BIRD MOVIE

Do you want to learn to watch birds? If so click on the movie just below this box, "Wings Over Our Two Counties". It will get you started, and all in the context of our own Stanislaus/Merced counties area. Or, just watch it for the pretty pictures, as well as Jim Gain's slide show just below it.


      AUDUBON FIELD TRIPS updated 10/6/2017


Oct 15 & Nov 12 SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. This refuge near Modesto offers diverse habitats, including mixed species transitional areas, riparian forest, oak woodlands, grassland, and seasonal wetlands. Meet at the Stanislaus County Library parking lot (1500 I Street, Modesto) at 7:00 a.m. We will return to Modesto mid-afternoon. Trip leader: Ralph Baker, SASFieldTrips@yahoo.com.



Audubon Field Trip Email List

If you would like to be on a group email to advise you of all Audubon field trips, please email: Ralph Baker at SASFieldTrips@yahoo.com




STA_Birds Reports

Link to reports

VALLEY HABITAT LINKS
 
2017

     July/August
     May/June
     March / April

2016

     June
     May
     April
     March
     February
     January

 2015

     November
     October
     September
     June
     May
     April
     March
     February
     January





 Modesto Sewage Ponds Information
The Modesto Ponds are open to birders on the second Saturday of every month. You must contact them at least 4 days prior to get permission to enter. The Jennings Rd. office number is (209) 342-4501 and the Jennings cell phone number is (209) 652-8662.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION
$20 per year
*Use forms from National Audubon Society
*Call N.A.S. at 1-844-428-3826
S.A.S. chapter code is C36.
Expiration date of your membership
is located on label of Valley Habitat.

NEW EDITION OF BIRDING SITES BOOKLET AVAILABLE
The second edition of "The Birding Sites of Stanislaus and Merced Counties" is available as of October 25, 2016. This new edition contains many rare or uncommon birds found since 2011.  Three new trails have been added, and a few birding sites were deleted or updated.  Eight new species of birds that were accepted as Stanislaus County records have been included, as well.  In addition, new photographs of birds have been added to the 96-page edition. 

WILLIAM GAMBEL, PIONEER NATURALIST

 William Gambel was the first trained naturalist to traverse California overland in the 19th century, collecting bird and plant specimens for the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.  Although he never traveled through Stanislaus County, he was the first to discover and describe for science some local species, like Wrentit, California Thrasher, and Oak Titmouse. William Gambel lived to be only 27 years old.  You can read the remarkable story of this pioneer naturalist by going to "Sal's Articles" link. 


 ANDREW JACKSON GRAYSON, 'BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC SLOPE'

On July 12, 2016, Stanislaus Audubon Society donated "Birds of the Pacific Slope" to the Vasche Library at California State University, Stanislaus.  The two-volume set of Andrew Jackson Grayson's work is in Special Collections.  Members of the public can view these volumes by calling the Reference Department (209-667-3232) and making an appointment to see them. You can read the tragic saga of this "Audubon of the West" by going to "Sal's Articles" link.