2015-16 Christmas Bird Count Information

Caswell-Westley Christmas Bird Count

DATE: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Meet at Denny’s Restaurant at 6:30
Orangeburg near Briggsmore
Coordinator and Compiler: Harold Reeve 538-0885

GRAYSON DONATION REQUEST

 

Would you like to make a donation in helping our Audubon chapter to purchase a two-volume set of "Birds of the Pacific Slope" by Andrew Jackson Grayson?  If so, please send a check made out to Stanislaus Audubon Society and send it to P.O. Box 4012, Modesto, CA 95352.  Please write "Grayson Book" on the memo line of the check. Upon receipt of sufficient funds to purchase the book, S.A.S. will donate this beautiful masterwork of Grayson's to the Stanislaus County Library for the public to enjoy.

 Please read Salvatore Salerno's article about Andrew Jackson Grayson - Story HERE (link fixed - JG)

UPDATED 7/9/2015 Stanislaus County Review Species List - PDF File
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 stanislausaudubon@gmail.com. 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 1/17/16

February 13, Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Trip leader, Joe Devine, 574-9781, mojoedevine@yahoo.comIn the winter this magnificent refuge attracts waterfowl, shore birds, and other birds in the tens of thousands. Meet at the Stanislaus County Library parking lot (1500 I Street, Modesto) at 7:15 a.m. We will return to Modesto mid afternoon.

February 21 and March 20. 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 (sharks_hockey_maniac@yahoo.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.

March 12. Turlock Lake Campground. Situated in the largest stand of old growth riverine forest on the lower Tuolumne River, this unique location is pleasing to many species of birds, and to birders. Trip leader, David Froba, 521-7265, froba@comcast.net.Meet at the Stanislaus County Library parking lot (1500 I Street, Modesto) at 7:15 a.m.  We will return to Modesto early afternoon.


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: Dave Froba at froba@comcast.net




STA_Birds Reports

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ROADRUNNER’S FORMULA FOR CHASING RARE BIRDS

Salvatore Salerno

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 bees2@sbcglobal.net for shipping information. Local residents may also purchase the booklets at The Great Valley Museum.


 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."