Fresno Audubon Society | EVENT CALENDAR
15777
page-template-default,page,page-id-15777,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-9.1.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.11.2.1,vc_responsive
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
Wednesday Walk – Merced NWR 11:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Merced NWR
Dec 4 @ 11:45 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday Walk - Merced NWR
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...
5
6
7
8
Introduction to birding at the River Center 9:00 am
Introduction to birding at the River Center @ River Center
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the River Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon for an Introduction to Birding Class at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies. Class participants will learn how to use binoculars, why birding is a fun and valuable hobby, and about the resources available to help...
9
10
Member Meeting – Gary Woods “Birding southeast Arizona” 7:00 pm
Member Meeting – Gary Woods “Birding southeast Arizona” @ Woodward Park Library
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Member Meeting - Gary Woods “Birding southeast Arizona” @ Woodward Park Library
Gary Woods made his first birding trip to Southeastern Arizona in August 2005 when he attended the Southwest Wings birding festival. Since then he’s returned to that area in early August alone with his camera 11 more times. On December 10th he will present an...
11
12
13
14
Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count 2019 7:00 am
Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count 2019
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count 2019
The 2019 Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Saturday, De­cember 14. We will meet at the Lost Lake Park nature trail parking lot at 7:00 a.m. The Lost Lake CBC is one of sev­eral hundred counts that will take place in North...
15
16
17
18
Wednesday Walk – Sycamore Island 7:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Sycamore Island
Dec 18 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Walk - Sycamore Island
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,...
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
FAS Board meeting 12:15 pm
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.
30
31
Dec
4
Wed
2019
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.

Registration: Please register here.

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:

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Introduction to birding at the River Center @ River Center
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the River Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon for an Introduction to Birding Class at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies.

Class participants will learn how to use binoculars, why birding is a fun and valuable hobby, and about the resources available to help identify birds. After the initial class work, participants will accompany Fresno Audubon experts on a bird walk around the River Center property including the Hidden Homes Trail. This class will begin at the Wisteria Shade Arbor just north of the Ranch House.

Participants should bring binoculars, snacks, water, and sun protection. Fresno Audubon will have binoculars to loan for anyone who doesn’t have their own pair.

There is no cost to attend. Children are welcome.

Please register for the event here.

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Member Meeting – Gary Woods “Birding southeast Arizona” @ Woodward Park Library
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gary Woods made his first birding trip to Southeastern Arizona in August 2005 when he attended the Southwest Wings birding festival. Since then he’s returned to that area in early August alone with his camera 11 more times. On December 10th he will present an updated version of the show he first presented to us 6 years ago on birding Southeastern Arizona with some detailed information for those who would like to travel there themselves as well as some terrific photos of the specialties that draw birders from all over the world to this part of the country. As usual he will be giving away a door prize of one of his pictures at the conclusion of the evening. The meeting will be at the Woodward Park Library starting at 7pm. You can register for the event here.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count 2019
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lost Lake CBC Circle

The 2019 Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Saturday, De­cember 14. We will meet at the Lost Lake Park nature trail parking lot at 7:00 a.m.

The Lost Lake CBC is one of sev­eral hundred counts that will take place in North America and beyond during December and January. These events contrib­ute important bird abundance data to an international database. Over the years this data has provided research­ers with much important informa­tion about the health of bird species in North American and beyond. You can learn more about the Christ­mas Bird Count program at http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.

The Lost CBC circle (pictured above) includes Lost Lake Park, Millerton Lake State Park, Friant Bridge, grassland areas of southern Madera County, Rank Island, Ball Ranch parts of the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve, Woodward Park, Jensen River Ranch, Woodward Lakes, Dry Creek Reservoir, and the northern reaches of Fresno/Clovis.

Participants will be divided into small groups, each responsible for counting in a designated area within the count circle. Checklists will be provided, on which numbers of indi­vidual birds and species are marked.

You needn’t be an expert birder to participant in this event. Anyone with a basic knowledge of bird species is encouraged to partici­pate. The more eyes we have in each group, the more birds we are likely to count.

Some groups will be out for the entire day, while others will finish earlier than that. Feel free to join us even if you can only do so for part of the day. Most participants will submit eBird lists of their sightings, but for those who wish to submit paper lists, please meet the compiler (Rachel Clark) at 5:30 p.m. at Denny’s on Blackstone and Herndon. If enough people are interested, we might sit down for a post-count meal.

For more information about this event or to confirm that you will par­ticipate, please contact Rachel Clark at 515-357-0122 or tanagergirl@gmail.com.

Registration: Please also register for the event here.

Map to meeting place:

Dec
18
Wed
2019
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.

Registration: Please register for the field trip here.

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

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

 

Dec
29
Sun
2019
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.

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Introduction to birding at the River Center @ River Center
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the River Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon for an Introduction to Birding Class at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies.

Class participants will learn how to use binoculars, why birding is a fun and valuable hobby, and about the resources available to help identify birds. After the initial class work, participants will accompany Fresno Audubon experts on a bird walk around the River Center property including the Hidden Homes Trail. This class will begin at the Wisteria Shade Arbor just north of the Ranch House.

Participants should bring binoculars, snacks, water, and sun protection. Fresno Audubon will have binoculars to loan for anyone who doesn’t have their own pair.

There is no cost to attend. Children are welcome.

Please register for the event here.

Jan
8
Wed
2020
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

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Saturday Walk – Madera Grasslands
Jan 11 @ 6:45 am – 5:45 pm

Jeff Seay leads this trip through the Merced Grasslands Important Bird Area finishing at Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at that Walmart parking lot at Ashlan and Blackstone at 6:45 am for a 7 am departure. The trip will cover the Madera County’s foothill Grasslands on the way to the Merced Wildlife Refuge. We expect to see wintering raptors and other birds of the low foothills and grasslands. We will mostly be driving and getting out of the car periodically with possible small walks. At the end of the trip we will enjoy the spectacle of sandhill cranes, snow and Ross’s geese, and other waterfowl. It will last most of the day, ending about 5:45 at the refuge.

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

Directions to the assembly point are here.

Trip leader: Jeff Seay

Jan
22
Wed
2020
Wednesday Walk – Clovis Urban Birding
Jan 22 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

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

Trip Leader: Larry Parmeter lanpar362@gmail.com (559)288-3456