LIKE! STANISLAUS AUDUBON SOCIETY ON
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.
Stanislaus Audubon Society page.
If you cannot find this page, you can “friend”
Stanislaus Audubon. From
there, you can search
Audubon Society and click onto
From that point on, you can post comments
directly onto the Facebook page.
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 311 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
for shipping information. Local residents may also
purchase the booklets at The Great Valley Museum.
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THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IS OPEN!
The day that we have been
waiting for, some for many years, has finally
arrived! Stanislaus Audubon is pleased to announce that
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened the southern
section of the San Joaquin River National Wildlife to
the public. This refuge will be open all year, from dawn
to dusk. The Pelican Nature Trail is a four-mile loop
that goes through wetlands, restored riparian woodlands,
and old-growth valley oaks. The trailhead and parking
lot are on Dairy Road.
(From Highway 132, go south on River Road for
two miles, then left for one mile on Dairy Road.)
The monthly field trips by Stanislaus Audubon
will continue, and they often go into other areas of the