The Sacramento Audubon Society promotes educating the local community about birds and their habitat and environment. The goal is to help stimulate interest, awareness and a desire to take action that helps protect them.
Bird Walks and Bird Counts
Members of the Education Committee coordinate field trips for beginning birders, family friendly birding walks, and the Kids’ and Teens’ Christmas Bird Count. Refer to the Activities and Programs drop down menus for more information. Check out The Observer, featuring these upcoming events.
The coordinator arranges for Audubon volunteers to staff the outreach table at annual festivals and events. This is an opportunity for members to talk one on one with festival attendees about Sacramento Audubon Society’s important work and provide beginning birding information.
Environmental-Birding Education Program
The Education Committee Chair serves as liaison between the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) and Sacramento Audubon instructors and field leaders to offer an educational program for corps members, conceived by the Conservation Committee in 2017. The original intent of the program was to educate the corps members about the environment, birds, vegetation and general habitat of Bobelaine Sanctuary, which they help to main under a contract with Sacramento Audubon Society. Field trips have expanded beyond Bobelaine Sanctuary and are planned on Fridays in the Winter and Spring.
Sacramento Audubon Society is partnering with the Sacramento Valley Conservancy to host Nature Bowl semi-finals at Camp Pollock. Nature Bowl is sponsored by the California Dept of Fish and Wildlife and is a science-based program to challenge 3rd-6th graders’ ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. Young naturalists from local public and private schools will compete in April at Camp Pollock and other county sites for a spot in the May finals. Follow the link for more general details https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regions/2/nature-bowl.
Great Backyard Bird Count for everyone!
This “Citizen Science” activity for beginners to advanced birders involves observing and counting birds right from your own backyard, or another favorite location, and reporting them online only one weekend a year. Click here for details. Next year the GBBC with be Feb. 15-18, 2019.
The Education Committee is exploring new programs that will reach as many young people in our area, particularly those youth in underserved school communities. The growth of programs is dependent upon the availability of dedicated volunteers. If you live in the general Sacramento area and have any interest in assisting with programs, email us for more information: