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.
Asia NatureTransect: Enjoying The Wildlife of India, Bhutan and Thailand.
One of our past Sacramento Audubon presidents, Joe Ferreira, will show highlights of four very differnt Asian national parks he visited in April and May of 2016. This single journey invites comparison between the dry woodlands of India's Bandhavgarh National Park and the humid Sunda rainforests of Kao Sok Naitonal Park in peninsular Thailand. Likewise, it explores the lofty slopes of the Bhutanese Himalayas as well as the floodplains below in Assam's Kaziranga National Park. The diverse habitats allowed him to photograph nearly a hundred bird species, including three species of hornbill. The Indian parks do provide sightings of the classic mega mammales such as Asian elephant, Indian rhino, wild water buffalo, leopards, tigers and bears, Five species of deer were photographed along with two antelope and three types of mountain goats. All areas offered views of wildflowers, insects, primates, fish, and reptiles. Even the temples, wats and dzongs seemed to harbor resident wildlife in every crevice.
Encouraged by a college professor, Joe joined Sacramento Audubon while attending CSUS. He majored in conservation biology and has now worked for the California Department of FIsh and Wildlife for over 36 years. With his family he has lived at a fish hatchery, an ecological reserve and a wildlife area before returning to work as an environmental scientist in the Sacramento region. Among his hobbies he enjoys birding and wildlife photography, which he has pursued, so far, in ten countries on 5 continents.
Adult and immature Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
2016-17 Meeting Dates September 15, 2016 October 20, 2016 November 10, 2016 January 19, 2017 February 16, 2017 March 16, 2017 April 20, 2017 May 18, 2017 ___________________
A Visit to Borneo - Chris Conard
Paraguay - John Sterling
Shrinking Salton Sea - Mike Lynes
Things that Sting and Bite - Mike Caldwell
Historical records into eBird - Steph Clymer
A year in the life of a No American Owl - Paul Bannick
The Game Warden’s Son -Steven T. Callan
Wildlife of India, Bhutan & Thailand - Joe Ferreira
Past Presentations at the General Meetings:
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