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.

BIG YEAR 2018 - STANISLAUS AUDUBON SOCIETY
The Stanislaus Audubon Society is once again promoting a Big Year birding event for 2018.  Go to the link on the menu bar to learn more about this enjoyable, collaborative event!





 
                        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 5/13/18

MAY 20 & JUNE 17, 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.


SATURDAY, JUNE 23. Calaveras Big Trees State Park - day use fee required. This visit to the old-growth redwoods provides an opportunity to see warblers, flycatchers, vireos, and woodpeckers that breed in the park.  More uncommon species such as Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Pygmy-Owl, or Northern Goshawk may also be seen.  Trip leader, Sal Salerno (209 985 1232).  Meet at 6:30 a.m. at Starbucks, 2213 Claribel Road in Riverbank.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Bring lunch.  Trip returns to Riverbank in late afternoon.  R.S.V.P. is not required, but recommended.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY, JUNE 9/10. Eastern Sierras and Mono Lake 

Itinerary Saturday: Sonora Pass to Virginia Lakes, Lundy Canyon and Mono Lake, staying the night in Mammoth.

Itinerary Sunday: Convict Lake, Inyo Crater, June Lakes

Camping/hoteling on your own. Participants will need to confirm with me and I will share contact info for carpooling and exact stops and times.

Meet in front of Kmart, 175 S Maag Ave, Oakdale, at 6:00am, Saturday, June 9th.

Please contact me (Jim Gain) at 209-602-4596 or jimgain@sbcglobal.net for more information.


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
 
     2018
    
     May / June

     2017

     July/August
     May/June
     March / April


 Modesto Wastewater Services Division -  Ponds Information
The Modesto Ponds are open to birders only on the second Saturday of every month. You must contact them by email at least four days prior to get permission to enter: smorton@modestogov.com. The Jennings Rd. office number is (209) 342-4501, and the Jennings mobile 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. The expiration date of your membership is located on the mailing label of Valley Habitat.

* SECOND 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. 

 * 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.



*VOLUNTEER PLANTING DAY, DOS RIOS RANCH - SATURDAY, MAY 19


This event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for another date. (REvised May 14, 2018)

 

 


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