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"BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC SLOPE" AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING


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 housed in Special Collections.  Students and members of the public can call Special Collections (209-664-6557) or Reference Department (209-667-3232) and make an appointment to see them. Appointments should be made at least 24 hours prior to the visit. Photo identification will be required upon arrival. 


ANDREW JACKSON GRAYSON, AUDUBON OF THE WEST - Story HERE 


WILLIAM GAMBEL, PIONEER NATURALIST 

 (continued from May / June 2017 issue of Valley Habitat)


William Gambel was the first trained naturalist to traverse California overland in the 19th century, collecting bird and plant specimens for the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.  Although he never traveled through Stanislaus County, he was the first to discover and describe for science such local species as the Wrentit and Oak Titmouse. William Gambel lived to be only 27 years old.  You can read the compelling story of this pioneer naturalist here 


HEY, PAISANO!
Reflections on the Roadrunner here

HE IS HIM AND SHE IS HER
Some differences in the genders of birds  here

THE FOREST PLANTERS
The ecosystem engineering of scrub-jays  here

MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT
Celebrating a century of protections  here

BEWARE OF MIND OVER THE MATTER
How the mind tricks the senses in bird identification here

WHAT GOOD ARE BIRDS?
Assessing the value of wild birds  here

KEEP THE DISTANCE
Examining the evolution of the flight distance  here

CREDIT THE FINDER!
The importance of giving due credit  here

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY...
The remarkable social life of Acorn Woodpeckers   here

MAY THEY HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!
The power of your natural resource, paying attention   here