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Field Trip to Merced National Wildlife Refuge 1:00 pm
Field Trip to Merced National Wildlife Refuge @ Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
With winter migrants filling local refuges and putting on a tremendous show, now is a wonderful time to bird the Central Valley. Join Fresno Audubon on Wednesday, December 8th for a tour of the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the first parking...
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General Meeting – Waterbirds Without Water by Rachel Zwillenger 7:00 pm
General Meeting – Waterbirds Without Water by Rachel Zwillenger @ Zoom
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Waterbirds without Water ⏤ Virtual General Meeting Rachel Zwillinger Register for Fresno Audubon General Meeting December 14th 7:00pm This meeting will be broadcast online via Zoom  Register to receive login information. New to Zoom? Check out all you need to know here before the meeting....
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Field Trip to Roeding Park 7:30 am
Field Trip to Roeding Park @ Roeding Park (meet at the pond near Storyland)
Dec 18 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Field Trip to Roeding Park, Saturday, December 18, 2021 Please join Fresno Audubon as we bird Roeding Park on Saturday, December 18. Roeding Park is an easy-to-get-to local destination that has quite a variety of bird life year round. While the heron rookery may not...
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Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count
Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count
Dec 19 all-day
Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count The Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Sunday, December 19, and I am actively seeking volunteers. We will be following social distancing protocols again this year to ensure everyone’s safety. If participants are not able to commit to...
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Field Trip to Merced National Wildlife Refuge @ Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

With winter migrants filling local refuges and putting on a tremendous show, now is a wonderful time to bird the Central Valley. Join Fresno Audubon on Wednesday, December 8th for a tour of the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the first parking lot of the refuge, near the bathrooms and the first observation deck, at 1:00pm. After driving the auto tour, we will gather at the second observation deck at sundown for the spectacular crane fly-in, which should end around 5:30pm.
Target birds include lesser sandhill cranes, black and Say’s phoebes, white-crowned and gold-crowned sparrows, American pipits, northern shovelers, northern pintails, gadwalls, green-winged and cinnamon teals, greater white-fronted geese, snow geese, Ross’s geese, American white pelicans, great and snowy egrets, great blue herons, American coots, black-necked stilts, white-faced ibis, long-billed dowitchers, dunlin, Wilson’s snipe, lesser sandpipers, long-billed curlews, red-tailed hawks, and northern harriers. Also possible are cackling geese, red-shouldered hawks, Cooper’s hawks, bald eagles, kestrels, and great-horned owls. Both a burrowing owl and female vermillion flycatcher have recently been seen at the refuge as well.
Participants should bring day packs, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, plenty of water, snacks, lunch (if desired), and binoculars, and should dress in layers. We probably will not be doing much hiking, but comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please bring radios (walky-talkies) if you have them. We ask that participants be vaccinated, wear masks, and adhere to social distancing protocols. Registration is required for this event.

Please register here.

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General Meeting – Waterbirds Without Water by Rachel Zwillenger @ Zoom
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Waterbirds without Water ⏤ Virtual General Meeting

Rachel Zwillinger

Register for Fresno Audubon General Meeting December 14th 7:00pm
This meeting will be broadcast online via Zoom
 Register to receive login information.

New to Zoom? Check out all you need to know here before the meeting.

In her presentation on drought and migratory birds in California’s Central Valley, Rachel will provide an overview of Central Valley wetlands and their importance for the Pacific Flyway, explain how drought is impacting the Valley’s bird habitats, and discuss actions we can take to ensure a more drought-resilient future.

Rachel Zwillinger bio

As the Water Policy Advisor for Defenders’ California Program, Rachel focuses on protecting the fish and wildlife that depend upon California’s waterways and wetlands. Among other priorities, she works to ensure that wetlands in the Central Valley receive sufficient water to support birds as they migrate along the Pacific Flyway, and strives to protect endangered salmon and other native species that depend upon the San Francisco Bay-Delta and upstream habitats.

Before joining Defenders of Wildlife, Rachel worked for three years as a litigation fellow for Altshuler Berzon LLP and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Prior to her fellowship, Rachel served as a law clerk to Judge John T. Noonan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Marilyn Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Rachel received a J.D. and M.S. from Stanford University, where she graduated Order of the Coif, and received her undergraduate degree in geosciences from Princeton University.



Membership Drive now underway!
If you haven’t yet joined Fresno Audubon this season, please join here for a low cost annual membership. NEW this year you’ll receive a copy of our ‘Birding Resource Guide’ which provides tips about local area birding along with a Fresno Audubon sticker!

Fresno Audubon Society
Thank you for your continued involvement in and support of Fresno Audubon Society.
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Field Trip to Roeding Park @ Roeding Park (meet at the pond near Storyland)
Dec 18 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Field Trip to Roeding Park, Saturday, December 18, 2021

Please join Fresno Audubon as we bird Roeding Park on Saturday, December 18. Roeding Park is an easy-to-get-to local destination that has quite a variety of bird life year round. While the heron rookery may not be active right now, there is still plenty to see and hear, including many year round and winter residents that inhabit the ponds and the many trees found around the park. Some of our target species for the outing include Red-shouldered Hawk, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, and Orange-crowned Warbler. Roeding Park is located at 890 W. Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728. There is a $5 per vehicle entry fee that is paid at the kiosk on the way in. We will meet at the pond by Storyland at 7:30 AM (36.752873, -119.825141). The outing will last until approximately 12:00 or 12:30 PM. Participants should bring snacks, water, lunch (if desired), hat, and binoculars, and should dress in layers. We ask that participants be vaccinated, wear masks, and practice social distancing protocols. Registration is required for this event. If you have any questions, please reach out to trip leader Rachel Clark at tanagergirl@gmail.com or 515-357-0122. Please register here.

Everyone must do their own risk assessment before participating, but we believe risks to be very low if we follow state and CDC guidelines. By registering you will be agreeing to our liability waiver and will not need to sign again onsite.

We will operate the event according to state and county guidelines: Masks must be warn in public except when outdoors and maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance from others not in their household. You must have a face covering with you at all times and must put it on if you are within 6 feet of others who are not in your household

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Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count
Dec 19 all-day

Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count

The Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Sunday, December 19, and I am actively seeking volunteers. We will be following social distancing protocols again this year to ensure everyone’s safety. If participants are not able to commit to a full day of birding, that is perfectly acceptable. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, please reach out to me at tanagergirl@gmail.com or 515-357-0122.

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FAS Board Meeting @ Zoom meeting
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact rsnow@fresnoaudubon.org for login credentials