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Wednesday Walk – Del Puerto Rd 7:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Del Puerto Rd
Nov 6 @ 7:45 am – 2:00 pm
This trip will take us west of Patterson to a river canyon road that goes from the valley up to the mountain divide with varying altitude and habitat. Lunch will be at Frank Raines Park. To register for the event, click here. Meeting location: Target...
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Saturday Walk – Panoche Valley 6:45 am
Saturday Walk – Panoche Valley @ Panoche Valley Walk meeting place
Nov 16 @ 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
Join Fresno Audubon on Saturday, November 16 on a day trip to Panoche Valley. Panoche Valley is a highly renowned Important Bird Area located in San Benito County, West of the I5. This remote, sparsely populated region contains grasslands interspersed with chaparral, oak-covered ridges, and...
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Tuesday Walk – Ball Ranch 7:45 am
Tuesday Walk – Ball Ranch
Nov 19 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday Walk - Ball Ranch
NOTE DAY CHANGE!!!     19 November  is Tuesday  Ball Ranch is on the San Joaquin River Parkway between Friant Rd and the San Joaquin River downstream from Lost Lake. Habitats include grasslands, oak woodlands, ponds, wetlands and riparian.  Please meet at the River Center at...
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FAS Board meeting 12:15 pm
FAS Board meeting @ Fig Garden Library
Nov 24 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
The Fresno Audubon Society board meets monthly on the last Sunday of each month from August through May. All are welcome to attend.
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2019
Wednesday Walk – Del Puerto Rd
Nov 6 @ 7:45 am – 2:00 pm

This trip will take us west of Patterson to a river canyon road that goes from the valley up to the mountain divide with varying altitude and habitat. Lunch will be at Frank Raines Park.

To register for the event, click here.

Meeting location: Target at Herndon and Highway 99
Directions to the meeting place

Secondary meeting location: near I-5 Chevron at Rogers Rd and Sperry Ave on the western outskirts of Patterson.

Directions to secondary meeting location

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip leader: Clayton Dahlen dahlenmc@yahoo.com (559)593-2367

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Saturday Walk – Panoche Valley @ Panoche Valley Walk meeting place
Nov 16 @ 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
Join Fresno Audubon on Saturday, November 16 on a day trip to Panoche Valley. Panoche Valley is a highly renowned Important Bird Area located in San Benito County, West of the I5. This remote, sparsely populated region contains grasslands interspersed with chaparral, oak-covered ridges, and dry washes with intermittent water. Species likely to be seen include Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Harrier, Prairie Falcon, Burrowing Owl, Greater Roadrunner, Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Loggerhead Shrike, California Thrasher, Bell’s Sparrow, and many others. This is a trip you do not want to miss! Participants will meet at 6:45 AM in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on Blackstone and Ashlan Avenues for a 7:00 AM departure. The trip will last until approximately 4:30 or 5:00 PM. Please be sure to bring binoculars, lunch, snacks, plenty of water, hats, sunscreen, and layered clothing. For more information, please feel free to reach out to trip leader Rachel Clark at 515-357-0122 or tanagergirl@gmail.com.

Sign up for this trip here

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Tuesday Walk – Ball Ranch
Nov 19 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm

Lewis’s Woodpecker by Gary Woods

NOTE DAY CHANGE!!!     19 November  is Tuesday 
Ball Ranch is on the San Joaquin River Parkway between Friant Rd and the San Joaquin River downstream from Lost Lake. Habitats include grasslands, oak woodlands, ponds, wetlands and riparian.  Please meet at the River Center at 11605 N Old Friant Rd, Fresno CA at 7:45 AM for an 8:00 AM departure and carpool to Ball Ranch. We will drive part of the property and may walk about a mile but you may bird around the parking areas if you prefer. There are no restrooms or picnic tables on this property.  We plan to finish by noon and have lunch at the River Center.
Lewis’s Woodpeckers have been observed on this property along with other woodpecker species. Hawks, eagles, ducks, herons, egrets, sparrows, wrens, thrushes, gulls, grebes and many more may be seen on this outing.
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios
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FAS Board meeting @ Fig Garden Library
Nov 24 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

The Fresno Audubon Society board meets monthly on the last Sunday of each month from August through May. All are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday Walk – Merced NWR
Dec 4 @ 11:45 am – 8:00 pm

Sandhill Cranes by Cecelia Sheeter

Join trip leader Judy Johnson for a different kind of Wednesday Walk. We will visit Merced National Wildlife Refuge late in the day, touring the refuge when the light is best for photography, and then stay for the sandhill crane fly-in. Expect to see thousands of geese and cranes, several species of ducks, tundra swans, pelicans, and numerous raptors. The sandhill crane fly-in at dusk is a magical experience as you watch flight after flight of cooing cranes come to roost. We will meet in front of the River Park Target at 11:45 am for a 12:00 pm departure. We expect to leave the refuge no later than 7:00 pm.

Checklist: binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, jackets, snacks, water, insect repellent, and radios.

Trip Leader: Judy Johnson jajohn1@comcast.net, (559)977-2787

Map to meeting place:

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Member Meeting – Gary Woods “Birding southeast Arizona” @ Woodward Park Library
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gary Woods will present ”Birding in southeast Arizona” with directions and photographs from 2005-2019.

You can register for the event here.

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Christmas Bird Count
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip Leader: Rachel Clark tanagergirl@gmail.com, (515)357-0122

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Wednesday Walk – Sycamore Island
Dec 18 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

Swainson’s Hawk by Nina Jones

Sycamore Island in Madera County, just across the river from Fresno, has excellent bird habitat.  Uplands, wetlands, ponds, riparian areas and oak groves are found on this preserve of several hundred acres. It is a part of the San Joaquin River Parkway. Cormorants, ducks, mergansers, grebes, raptors, sparrows, finches, quail, gnatcatchers, and many others can be found there.

There are restrooms and picnic tables on this property. We will walk a mile or more on dirt roads, but most of the area is drivable for those who prefer driving. We will meet at the gate to the property. The gate to the property automatically opens when you exit so those who want to leave early can do so. Take H-41 to Children’s Blvd off-ramp north of the San Joaquin River and drive past Children’s Hospital as it becomes Ave 9. Continue on Ave 9 to Rd 40 and turn left. Rd 40 will end at Ave 7 1/2. Go right on 7 1/2 for a few hundred feet, turn left at an open gate and drive toward the river. You will come to another gate where we will assemble.

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip leader: George Folsom geofolsom@gmail.com, (559)351-7192

 

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FAS Board meeting @ Fig Garden Library
Dec 29 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

The Fresno Audubon Society board meets monthly on the last Sunday of each month from August through May. All are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday Walk – Northwest Millerton Lake
Jan 8 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip Leader: Rachel Clark tanagergirl@gmail.com (515)357-0122