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Field Trip Info Updated 6/13/18

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.


We will visit various locations in San Mateo County, and possibly San Francisco County, to look for whatever rarities are being reported at the time. Our main goal will be to locate the Northern Gannet that has been frequenting the area for the past few years. Possible birding locations include Devil’s Slide Trail, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Pillar Point Harbor. If we are successful in finding the gannet then we will shift our focus to other rarities being reported in the area at the time. Bring lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. The weather on the coast is usually good this time of year but can be unpredictable so bring warm layers just in case. Meet at Target, 2425 Claribel Rd, Riverbank (in front of the closed garden center) at 6:00am. This will be an all day trip; we will have dinner on the way back. Trip leaders Ralph Baker, and John Harris,



Trip Leader Sal Salerno will take participants on an indoor “field trip” to view the masterwork of Andrew Jackson Grayson, Birds of the Pacific Slope. This trip will be limited to six participants, who must fill out a form from Special Collections at least a week prior to the trip.  The form will be provided upon contacting Sal at R.S.V.P. is required. Participants will meet at The Fruityard Restaurant (7948 Yosemite Blvd.) at 8:15 a.m.  Participants must provide photo ID to library staff upon arrival.  The group will carpool to the university, there is a parking permit fee required for each vehicle.  The 156 watercolor prints will be viewed from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  The group will go to a local restaurant for lunch afterwards.


SUNDAY, JUNE 17, JULY 15 & AUGUST 19 - 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,

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