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Introduction to Birding at SFC’s McKenzie Preserve 9:00 am
Introduction to Birding at SFC’s McKenzie Preserve @ McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) and Fresno Audubon Society have joined forces to offer a birding class that combines instruction, exploration, and fun! Beginning birders will see and learn about fall migratory birds visiting the McKenzie. Birders will discover easy ways to identify migrating and year-round,...
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General Meeting – Larry Parmeter- How the Birds Taught Humanity to Fly 7:00 pm
General Meeting – Larry Parmeter- How the Birds Taught Humanity to Fly @ Zoom
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Virtual General Meeting Larry Parmeter How the Birds Taught Humanity to Fly Register for Fresno Audubon General Meeting October 11th, 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...
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Wednesday Field Trip to Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant 7:45 am
Wednesday Field Trip to Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant @ Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oct 12 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
On Wednesday 12 October 2022 we will be visiting the Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP).  Please register for the event here. The group will meet at the MacDonald’s parking lot in the Marketplace at El Paseo (6741 N Riverside Dr, Fresno, CA 93722, see map below) at 7:45...
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Clovis Botanical Gardens: Dry Creek Park and Cottonwood Park Field Trips 9:00 am
Clovis Botanical Gardens: Dry Creek Park and Cottonwood Park Field Trips @ Clovis Botanical Gardens
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Clovis Botanical Garden: Dry Creek Park and Cottonwood Park Register Here The Fresno Audubon Society will be hosting a Bird Walk on Saturday October 15, 2022 during the Fall Plant Sale at the Clovis Botanical Gardens. The walk will include the Botanical Gardens, Dry Creek...
Introduction to Birding Oct. 15, 2022 9:00 am
Introduction to Birding Oct. 15, 2022 @ River Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Birding at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies 11639 Old Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93730 Please register for the October 15 event here.   The Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon Society have joined forces to offer a birding class that combines instruction,...
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Wednesday Bird Walk at Lost Lake: Introduction to Birding with eBird 7:45 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at Lost Lake: Introduction to Birding with eBird @ Lost Lake
Oct 26 @ 7:45 am – 12:45 pm
Wednesday Bird Walk at Lost Lake Introduction to Birding with eBird Registration is required for this event. Register Here Join trip leader George Folsom at Lost Lake for Introduction to Birding with eBird.  If you are interested in joining eBird and learning how to use...
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FAS Board Meeting 12:00 pm
FAS Board Meeting @ Zoom meeting
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Contact rsnow@fresnoaudubon.org for login credentials
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Introduction to Birding at SFC’s McKenzie Preserve @ McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) and Fresno Audubon Society have joined forces to offer a birding class that combines instruction, exploration, and fun! Beginning birders will see and learn about fall migratory birds visiting the McKenzie. Birders will discover easy ways to identify migrating and year-round, local birds. The class will include a walk looking for birds in the habitat found on the lower McKenzie Preserve. We will meet at the parking lot and then bird up towards the picnic tables. Bring binoculars, lunch, water and sun protection.  Fresno Audubon will have binoculars to loan if you do not have your own.

This event is hosted by Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Cost is $15 to members or $25 per non-members, with special family pricing. Please register at https://sierrafoothill.org/events-listing/#event=73892498;instance=20221009090000?popup=1

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General Meeting – Larry Parmeter- How the Birds Taught Humanity to Fly @ Zoom
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Virtual General Meeting

Larry Parmeter

How the Birds Taught Humanity to Fly

Register for Fresno Audubon General Meeting October 11th, 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.

Title: Larry Parmeter- How the Birds Taught Humanity to Fly

 

 

Larry was born in San Francisco, but raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana, he returned to California, attending graduate school at Long Beach State and becoming a teacher of high school English and History, which he did for 35 years before leaving the classroom in 2015. Today, he teaches for the Osher Adult Continuing Education program at Fresno State and works with elementary school children in the environmental education program at the San Joaquin River Center. He has been with Fresno Audubon for over 30 years, is a past president, past board member, and past and current field trip leader. He has had a lifelong interest in astronomy and the space program and has been editor of the Central Valley Astronomers newsletter for over 20 years. He writes and publishes poems, short stories, and commentaries; he published his first novel in 2017 and just published his second novel on his internet website.

 

His talk tonight, How the Birds taught Humanity to Fly, reflects his longstanding interest in flight and the connections between humans and the natural world.   



Fresno Audubon Society
Thank you for your continued involvement in and support of Fresno Audubon Society.
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Wednesday Field Trip to Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant @ Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oct 12 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
On Wednesday 12 October 2022 we will be visiting the Madera Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP).  Please register for the event here. The group will meet at the MacDonald’s parking lot in the Marketplace at El Paseo (6741 N Riverside Dr, Fresno, CA 93722, see map below) at 7:45 am for an 8:00 am departure to the WTP. Secondary meeting point is at the facility, 13048 Rd 21 1/2, Madera, CA 93637. at 8:30 am. See maps below.
With migration beginning we expect to see plenty of shorebirds and other migrants and perhaps Peregrine Falcons.
Checklist: ID, binoculars, bird guide, water, sun protection and lunch.
Leader: Robert Snow, rsnow@fresnoaudubon.org, (650) 483-2347

Fresno Meeting Point is MacDonald’s parking lot, see map above.

Field trip location is 13048 Rd 21 1/2, Madera, CA 93637. See map above.

Please register for the event here. By registering to attend this event you are binding yourself to the terms of Fresno Audubon Society’s Liability Waiver. The liability waiver can be found here: https://fresnoaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FAS-Waiver.pdf

 

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Clovis Botanical Gardens: Dry Creek Park and Cottonwood Park Field Trips @ Clovis Botanical Gardens
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Clovis Botanical Garden: Dry Creek Park and Cottonwood Park

Register Here

The Fresno Audubon Society will be hosting a Bird Walk on Saturday October 15, 2022 during the Fall Plant Sale at the Clovis Botanical Gardens. The walk will include the Botanical Gardens, Dry Creek Park as well as Cottonwood Park and ponding basin.

 

The walk will be about 1-1/2 hours and will be led by Susan Heidebrecht.

 

We expect to see a good variety of birds including warblers, bushtits, raptors and waterfowl.

 

You can also check out the Fall Plant Sale at the Botanical Gardens after the walk.

 

We will meet for the walk at the Audubon table by the entrance to the Botanical Gardens.

Registration is required for the Bird Walk.

Register Here

Contact Info:

Susan Heidebrecht sunheidebrecht@comcast.net (559) 313-1776

 

Introduction to Birding Oct. 15, 2022 @ River Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Birding at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies

11639 Old Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93730

Please register for the October 15 event here.

 

The Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon Society have joined forces to offer a birding class that combines instruction, exploration, and fun! Beginning birders will see and learn about local and migratory birds that might be visiting the River Center. New birders will discover easy ways to identify migrating and year-round, local birds. The class will include a walk looking for birds in the various habitats found at the River Center. We will meet at the new picnic shelter on the north side of the center. After learning about using binoculars and various aids in bird identification like guide books and phone apps, we will bird around the property. Bring binoculars, lunch, water and sun protection.  Fresno Audubon will have binoculars to loan if you do not have your own. Children are welcome! Rain cancels this event.
Class is held from 9 AM -12 PM on the third Saturday of each month from October through May.

 

Please register for the October 15 event here.

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Wednesday Bird Walk at Lost Lake: Introduction to Birding with eBird @ Lost Lake
Oct 26 @ 7:45 am – 12:45 pm

Wednesday Bird Walk at Lost Lake

Introduction to Birding with eBird

Registration is required for this event.

Register Here

Join trip leader George Folsom at Lost Lake for Introduction to Birding with eBird.  If you are interested in joining eBird and learning how to use it, you can download eBird from the App Store before the trip.  We will go through the basics of creating, entering species and posting a list.  

 

Lost Lake possible species include phainopepla, western bluebird, spotted towhee, lark sparrow, spotted sandpiper, osprey, bald eagle, kingfisher, red breasted sapsucker, herons, egrets and many more. 

 

There is a $5.00 fee to enter the Park so you may want to carpool and share the fee. 

 

The meeting location for those who want to carpool is the River Center at 11605 Old Friant Rd, Fresno Ca 93703 at 7:45 AM. 

We will meet in L.L. Park at the Audubon Trailhead at the south (downstream) end of the park at 8:00 AM. 

 

The walking will be easy and flat. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks, lunch (optional), binoculars and bird guides, and dress in layers.  Registration is required for this event.

Register Here

If you have any questions, please reach out to trip leader George Folsom (559) 351-7192 (voice or text)

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FAS Board Meeting @ Zoom meeting
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact rsnow@fresnoaudubon.org for login credentials

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Evening Owl Walk at Jensen River Ranch @ Jensen River Ranch
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Owl Walk at Jensen River Ranch

Registration is required for this event.

Register Here

Join FAS for an evening Owl Walk on the Jensen Trail.  We plan to start close to sunset to be on the Jensen Trail at dusk when the Great Horned owls and Barn owls come out to hunt. The outing should take about 1 1/2 hours.  We will meet at 5:30 p.m. the Art of Life Healing Garden next to the north east parking lot in Woodward Park.

 

 

The $5.00 City entrance fee applies if you park in Woodward Park. Alternative parking may be available in the Fort Washington Shopping Center.

 

Registration is required for this event. Any questions, please contact trip leader Larry Cusick at (559) 313-1777, larrywcusick@gmail.com.

Register Here

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Potluck Lunch Sumner Peck Ranch @ Sumner Peck
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

FAS FALL POTLUCK

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sumner Peck Ranch

14439 N. Friant Road

11:30 am-3:30 pm

(12:00 Potluck Lunch)

To register for the pot luck dinner, click here.

It’s been far too long since we were able to socialize together.  So, bring your favorite dish and join FAS for lunch at noon and birding at the beautiful Sumner Peck Ranch.  There is no entry fee and parking is free.  FAS will provide drinks and table service.  Take the drive from the gates to the parking area at the end of the drive.  The picnic area is just below the parking lot, next to the river. Let’s celebrate Fresno Fall birding together! Registration is required so that we have a head count. 

11:30-12:00 Set up
12:00 Potluck Lunch
1:00-3:30 No-host birding

To register for the pot luck dinner, click here.

For any questions, please contact Maureen Walsh, (559) 706-4980.
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The Raptor Trail Field Trip on The Kings River at Pine Flat Dam @ The Raptor Trail on The Kings River at Pine Flat Dam
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Raptor Trail on The Kings River at Pine Flat Dam

Registration is required for this event.

Register Here

Join FAS for birding along the Kings River. The trail begins across from the parking lot on the south side of the bridge just below Pine Flat Dam. The trail is basically an easy walk of approximately a mile and a quarter each way, but there is some uneven terrain and river rocks create a cobblestone surface in parts. Some of our target species include Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, and Osprey.

 

Meet in the parking lot at the south side of the bridge. If you want to look for directions from the eBird map, the Raptor Trail is just across the river from the North Riverside Access Park eBird Hotspot. GPS Coordinates 36.8298592686927, -119.33621274737327.

 

Participants should bring snacks, lunch (if desired), water, hat, sunscreen, and binoculars, and should dress in layers. Registration is required for this event. If you have any questions, please reach out to either trip leader.

Contact:

Maureen Walsh

(559) 706-4980

email: mewnew10@yahoo.com

 

Wes Beal

(559) 250-2988

email: beal4farms@gmail.com

 

Register Here