Online Programs

Stanislaus Audubon is now presenting live streamed programs via Zoom.

JAN 15, 2021 - Birds of the San Joaquin River NWR by Jim Gain

This presentation will take a look at the changes to the valley over time and the importance of the Refuge today. We will look at the dominant and secondary habitats that are flourishing as well as the seasonal status of bird populations including residency, abundance and distribution. A photographic tour of birds photographed on the refuge will conclude the presentation.

Jim Gain Stanislaus Audubon Board Member since 1988, Jim has served as Webmaster, StanislausBirds Administrator, eBird Reviewer, & Stanislaus Bird Records Committee member. He was until recently, a teacher and administrator with Modesto City Schools. He taught Biology, Earth Science and Spanish for 20 years before serving as the District's Instructional Technology Supervisor for the past 14 years.

DEC 11, 2020 - Birds of Belize by Rich Cimino

Rich Cimino has been birding Northern California for fifty-two years. He currently lives in Marin County, volunteering with Marin Audubon Society on conservation and management committees. He also works for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Hawk Watch, the McNear Swift Watch Group, and is a docent and board member at Olompali State Park. As a past resident of Alameda County, Rich was the Conservation Chair of Ohlone Audubon Society. He was active in the Altamont Pass Wind Turbine Mitigation Initiative, as well as creating the Eastern Alameda Christmas Bird Count, now in its tenth year.

Rich established Yellowbilled Tours twenty years ago. He leads small-group field trips into many of the Important Birding Areas through California. His spring and fall birding tours include Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and spring in Wisconsin timed for the arriving Caribbean warbler migration. Rich leads annual June field trips into Alaska—Nome, Barrow, Seward and Gambell. In March of every year, he offers tropical birding tours into Guatemala and Belize, which is the focus of this Zoom Audubon program.

SEP 10, 2020 - Birds of Mono Lake and Birds of Colombia

Santiago M. Escruceria is a Colombian-born American citizen residing in California for the past 41 years. He graduated with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University. He has taught environmental education, in Spanish and English, for the past 30 years, 21 of which he has spent with the Mono Lake Committee. At Mono Lake he manages the Committee's Outdoor Education Center program for Los Angeles youth. Santiago is an avid birder and bird photographer, leading birding adventures in Colombia during the winter and walks for school groups in the Mono Basin during the rest of the year. • He is currently the president of the Eastern Sierra Audubon Chapter.

AUG 14 2020 - Birding the Sky Islands of Arizona

The Sky Islands of SE Arizona are home to many unique bird species found nowhere else in the US. Recently returned from a pre-COVID-19 birding trip with Rich Brown earlier this year, Jim will share the geographic and climatic influences that make this area so special and share a delightful photographic display of birds he has photographed there.