The Sacramento Audubon Society Board of Directors meet on the last Tuesday of each month. Please contact the President if you wish to attend - President@sacramentoAudubon.org
The minutes of past Board Meetings can be found here.
Directions: From California Avenue in Carmichael, turn into Ancil Hoffman Park on Tarshes Drive. Follow Tarshes past the entrance kiosk. At the next stop sign turn left on to San Lorenzo Way and drive a few hundred yards. The Nature Center parking lot will be on your right. Please note that the Palm Ave only allows vehicles to exit the park onto Palm. There is no entry at the end of Palm Ave.
To get customized directions, in the map on right click on the blue "Directions" (near top right corner), and enter where you are coming from.
Meetings begin at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Topic: Guyana Birding and Nature Tour
Speakers: Ken Wilson (Talon Nature Tours) and Gary Fregien (SAS)
Tonight’s tour presentation will give a brief orientation of Guyana; its location in northeastern South America, as well as an overview of its equatorial climate, geography, size, people and population, pristine landscapes and habitats of rainforest to savannah, and specialized activities, focusing on ecotourism, scenic attractions and wildlife. A discussion of Birding Guyana will introduce its Shield Endemics such as the Blood-coloured Woodpecker and the highly endangered Sun Parakeet and Red Siskin. Other species highly prized by international birders include the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Hoatzin and Harpy Eagle. Other wildlife include some 225 species of mammals and 880 species of amphibians and reptiles. Plant diversity is represented by more than 6,500 species.
About the Presenters:
Ken is a resident of Sonoma County, arriving here in 1980. He began birding in the mid 80’s and soon began volunteering with many of the local organizations including RROS, Madrone Audubon Society with bird walks, breeding bird atlas’s and Christmas bird counts, co-compiling the West Sonoma County Count for 9 years, Audubon Canyon Ranch censusing in Tomales Bay and The Mayacamas Mountains, Golden Gate Raptor Organization counting migrating raptors for over 20 years and with California State Parks counting Peninsular Bighorn Sheep for the past 20 years. Ken started Talon Tours in 1995 with a tour to Mexico followed by tours to Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Panama, Guyana, Brazil, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and most recently to Uganda in Africa.
Gary met Ken Wilson more than 20 years ago on an annual Peninsular Bighorn Sheep count in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Gary has been doing that count annually since 1981. They also count the birds at their blind here, when they aren’t catching Zs (oops, sheep). Gary became active with Sacramento Audubon after retiring from a 37-year career with California State Parks. He has served on the SAS Board of Directors and leads field trips for both SAS and Mount Diablo Audubon Society, when he’s not busy with North American and international birding, including Guyana.
2019-20 Program Dates
Sept.19, 2019 The Case of Rancho Del Paso
Oct. 17, 2019 Falconry: Ancient to Modern Application
Nov. 21, 2019 Feathers and Flight: A Journey to the New World Tropics
Jan. 16, 2020 The Return of California’s Golden Beaver
Feb. 20, 2020 Birding Guyana
March 19, 2020 Southern Ecuador: In Search of Rare, Local, and New Species
April 16, 2020 TBA
May 21, 2020 TBA
Past Presentations at the General Meetings:
Born in the USA - Bald Eagles
Education and Birding
How Woodpeckers Can Save the World
Bald Eagles in the Wild-A Visual Essay of America's National Bird
Nesting Grebes in the High Lakes of Plumas County
A Visit to Borneo
Shrinking Salton Sea
Things that Sting and Bite
Historical Records Into ebird
A Year in the Life of a North American Owl
The Game Warden's Son
Wildlife of Indian, Bhutan, and Thailand
Sandhill Crane Biology and Viewing
Yolo Bypass State Wildlife Area
Birding Spots of I-5
Birds of South America
Birds and Wildlife of Northern Japan
Why we bird
Our Changing Oceans
Birds of Saudi Arabia
Birds & Culture of Oaxaca
Rattlesnakes Northern Saw-whet Owls Flammulated Owls of Lake Davis California Spiders Tricolored Blackbirds Bird Learning, Instinct, and Intelligence Wetlands of California's Central Valley
Birds of Sierra Nevada Midway Atoll Albatrosses Wood Ducks Saw-whet Owl migration
White-nosed syndrome in Bats Sierra Nevada Adaptive Mgmt Project Birds of Borneo Indonesian Birds
Sacramento Region's Ecosystems
San Juaquin River Restoration History of Falconry Ring Tailed Cats eBird Birding Montana Pelagic Birds Arctic Summer