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. 21, 2019 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Making eBird Work for You and the Birds
by Chris Conard and Rich Howard
Whether you're a regular eBird user, thinking about starting, or think it's probably not for you, there's much to learn. In under two decades, eBird has grown to preserving over 100 million bird records annually, giving us an unprecedented window into bird populations and movements, and has supported many scientific studies. Through on-screen demonstrations, this presentation will discuss how to get started, how to make your checklists more useful to science, how to add photos and sound recordings, and how to search eBird for information about bird populations or specific locations of birds you'd like to see. At its best, an eBird checklist can be a scientific document and a pleasure to behold. The combined power of the millions of records gives us a new understanding of bird populations so important to conservation. We'll also cover the eBird mobile app and GPS tracking, data quality and review, planned improvements, a brief overview of the ongoing eBird-based Sacramento County breeding bird atlas, and resources to learn more about this ground-breaking citizen science project.
Chris Conard is a volunteer eBird reviewer for Sacramento County and uses eBird data to write the Seasonal Observations column in the SAS Observer. Rich Howard teaches classes on beginning birding and on using eBird at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
2018-19 Program Dates
Sept. 20, 2018 Born in the USA - Bald Eagles
Oct. 18, 2018 Coyotes
Nov. 8, 2018 Education and Birding
Jan. 17, 2019 How Woodpeckers Can Save the World
Feb. 21, 2019 eBird
March 21, 2019 Bald Eagles in the Wild-A Visual Essay of America's National Bird
April 18, 2019 Morroco
May 16, 2019 Nesting Grebes in the High Lakes of Plumas County
Past Presentations at the General Meetings:
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