Field Trips

Field Trip Information Updated 8/24/20



The concept is to introduce a local birding site to the participants and discuss a selection of birds that can be found there. Then the participants will have until the next session, usually the second Wednesday after the previous session, to visit the location at their convenience, following proper COVID-19 precautions. At the next online session, participants will have the opportunity to share out their experiences with others. That session’s field trip leader, usually another birder, will then discuss the next location and target birds.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Field Trip - Session 1 with Dave Froba

Stanislaus Audubon held its first ever online Do It Yourself (DIY) Field Trip on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, with Dave Froba as field trip leader.

SESSION 1: Dave Froba shared birding information about the East La Loma Park/Dry Creek area. He also introduced a list of birds which had some yellow in them, including Western Tanager, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Lesser Goldfinch. Dave also encouraged participants to follow appropriate safe birding precautions. The highlight was a stirring COVID-19 version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, reminding the birders that there are no guarantees of always finding your target birds.

SESSION 2: Online on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Ralph Baker will be the field trip leader. Look for the invitation in the Stanislaus Audubon email group listing.

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