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, January 17, 2019 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
How Woodpeckers Can Save The World (Or at least your local woodland!)
by Stephen Shunk
North American woodpeckers perform multiple keystone roles in the ecology of our forests and woodlands. More than 40 North American bird species, dozens of mammals, and innumerable invertebrates depend upon woodpeckers for their own lifestyles. However, humans need habitat, too, as well as wood products and agricultural resources. By clearing forests, felling snags, and suppressing fire, we have prevented woodpeckers from doing their jobs. Learn the basics of woodpecker natural history, anatomy, and ecology, and prepare to become new ambassadors for forest and woodpecker conservation.
Steve began birding in 1989 in San Jose, California, and he started teaching birding classes in 1992. He founded the Paradise Birding tour company in 1997, and he currently leads tours in 8 states, 12 countries, and on 4 continents. Steve now resides in Bend, Oregon, on the eastern slope of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. He co-founded the East Cascades Bird Conservancy (now East Cascades Audubon), and he served as its first president. Steve also co-founded the Oregon Birding Trails program and coordinated its flagship project, the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail. Steve’s woodpecker research began in central Oregon in 1998, where 11 of the 22 North America woodpeckers breed each summer. His first book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America was published in May 2016.
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