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, Oct. 17, 2019 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Falconry - Ancient to Modern Application (No Flying)
Birds: Red-Tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, and Great Horned Owl (Live specimens)
by Kate Marden
Kate Marden, Master Falconer, West Coast Falconry founder and owner, has been a falconer since 1998 and is an experienced speaker and educator. She is a successful business owner in Marin County specializing in canine care. Her work with birds of prey predates her years as a licensed falconer. Kate has worked in bird of prey interpretive programs at Renaissance Fairs, Corporate Events, Historical Events, Scottish Games and schools for more near twenty years. Kate has flown her birds in videos and on shows such as Mythbusters, Nat Geo, KQED, Wreakreation Nation, Unchained Reaction, Mancations and Methods of Take. She specialized in training her raptors outside of the box. Her vision for creating a falconry center in the United States that is accessible to everyone is the seed that grew West Coast Falconry.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Feathers and Flight: A Journey to the New World Tropics
by Benny Jacobs-Schwartz
Bird guide, naturalist and photographer, Benny Jacobs-Schwartz will take us on a gripping journey throughout the New World Tropics. Sharing his dazzling bird photos, captivating videos, and animated story telling, he brings a slice of the tropics to California.
Delving into topics of migration, tropical speciation, and drivers of bio-diversity, this media rich journey will share some of the fascinating and unique birds that inhabit the new-world tropics.
Sure to both educate and entertain, this presentation will certainly leave you with a deeper understanding of tropical ecology, and knowledge about where some of our backyard birds spend their winters!
Benny Isaac Jacobs-Schwartz owns and operates a bird guiding business and lifestyle brand called BIRDS by BIJS (pronounced Bee-jus). Working seasonally as a naturalist guide, expedition trip leader, and international bird guide, Benny works in a variety of locations. Most recently bringing him to such exotic places like coastal Alaska, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Ecuadorian cloud forest.
When not trip leading or following birds across the world he is at home growing his business. BIRDS by BIJS, initially begun in response to many requests for urban birding outings, the business has now grown to encompass; a nature inspired clothing line, bird photography and wildlife documentaries and of course local and international bird watching tours.
Seasonally Benny or BIJS, is based in Los Angeles, where he leads public and private birding adventures to urban hotspots. He is also a passionate photographer, specializing in birds. He uses his impressive collection of content to leverage his prolific social media presence. Benny hopes his love of the natural world will inspire others to conserve the open spaces around them and look up more often from their phones!
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 TBA
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