NEW - January 2015
Printable County Checklists with occurrence codes
LIKE! STANISLAUS AUDUBON SOCIETY ON FACEBOOK
Stanislaus Audubon Society has started a Facebook page
for birders to share comments and photos on birds and birding. This page is not limited to county birds. If you have gone birding elsewhere in California, out of state, or even in another country, feel free to share your photos by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then the administrator can upload the photos to the Facebook page.
Search for Stanislaus Audubon Society page. If you cannot find this page, you can “friend” Stanislaus Audubon. From there, you can search Stanislaus Audubon Society and click onto Like! From that point on, you can post comments directly onto the Facebook page.
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 10/31/15
November 15 (the previous announcement stating the trip was to be on the 22nd was incorrect). The San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge near
Modesto is huge and offers the most diverse habitats in the area,
including mixed species transitional areas, riparian forest, oak
woodlands, grassland, and seasonal wetlands. Trip leader, Ralph Baker (email@example.com)
chooses the particular habitats to visit each month based on conditions
and season. Meet at the Stanislaus County Library parking lot (1500 I
Street, Modesto) at 7:15 a.m. We will return to Modesto mid afternoon.
December 5, Eastern Stanislaus County. This area at this time of the year is world-class for raptor watching. We will have a least a decent chance of seeing the following and will probably see a least half of them: Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shoulderd Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, White-tailed Kite, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, and Prairie Falcon. And that's just the raptors. We'll see lots of other species as well. Trip leader Dave Froba, 521-7265, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at the Stanislaus County parking lot at 1500 I Street at 7:15 a.m. We'll return early afternoon.
January 9. Parts Unknown. We'll be going to some yet undetermined really good local area, chosen based on information gathered at the two local Christmas Birds Counts which will have just occurred. A lot will probably depend on if and where there's water. Trip leader, TBA. For information call Dave Froba, 521-7265, email@example.com. Meet at the Stanislaus County parking lot at 1500 I Street at 7:15 a.m. We'll return early afternoon.
FORMULA FOR CHASING RARE BIRDS
LINK TO DOCUMENT
SECOND PRINTING OF BIRDING SITES BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE!
The second printing of “The
Birding Sites of Stanislaus and Merced Counties” is now available for birders.
This 92-page booklet contains descriptions of more than forty locations for
birding in those two counties, including directions, habitats, and the birds
found there during different seasons. This collaborative effort also has photographs, illustrations, and a revised checklist showing the status and distribution of 316 bird species.
This printing includes additions
of a few birds and some emendations to the text, as well as a Rare Bird
Documentation Form. The booklet may be obtained from Audubon field trip leaders
for a suggested donation of $10.00. Birders who would like to have the booklet
mailed to them may contact Salvatore Salerno at firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping
information. Local residents may also purchase the booklets at The Great Valley
| Modesto Sewage Ponds Info
The Modesto Ponds are open to birders onthe second Saturday of every month. You must contact them at least 4 days prior to get permission to enter. The office number is (209) 409-2109 and Joel's number is (209) 652-0708."