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, May 17, 2018 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
SOUTH AFRICA BY BIOLOGISTS WITHOUT BORDERS
Speakers will include Sue Orloff - Wildlife Biologist and president of Biologist Without Borders (BWB); John Sterling - our local birder, global Ornithologist, and superb photographer; and a virtual interview will be conducted by Dale Steele - retired Branch Chief of the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife with Martin Taylor - Special Projects Programme Manager for BirdLife South Africa whose primary focus is to build capacity within and assist the conservation efforts of BirdLife partners and bird oriented conservation organizations. Martin is the regional coordinator (South Africa, Namibia and Angola) for the East Atlantic Flyway Initiative. He was the lead editor of The 2015 Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and is currently responsible for the compilation of the 2017 State of South Africa’s Birds Report.
Sue will introduce some of the projects funded by BWB (http://biologistswithoutborders.org) and summarize the current status of wildlife in Africa. One of their main goals is to safeguard several strategic private land parcels in order to create a wildlife corridor connecting two important wildlife reserves in South Africa. If connectivity is restored through this corridor, wildlife will be able to roam freely across a protected area larger than Yosemite National Park.
To that end, BWB has partnered with their sister organization, Wild Tomorrow Fund, to raise funds to purchase these lands. They have raised over 80% of the funds needed. They need help to take them over the top. This is a compelling effort, so please spread the word and if you wish to possibly contribute go to www.wildtomorrowfund.org. This is an opportunity to be a part of a conservation project of national and international importance.
This program is free.
2017-18 Meeting Dates
September 21, 2017 Migrating and Wintering Locations of Swainson's Hawks by Dan
Airola/Update on Habitat Preservation for Swainson's Hawks in
Sacramento by Judith Lemare.
October 19, 2017 Sandhill Crane Biology and Viewing by Paul Tebbel
November 9, 2017 Yolo Bypass State Wildlife Area by Robin Kulakow
January 18, 2018 Norway/Svalbard by Ed Harper
February 15, 2018 Cuba by Marti Ikehara
March 15, 2018 Birding Spots of I-5 by Harry Fuller
April 19, 2018 Rediscovering Peru by Vivek Tiwari
May 17, 2018 South Africa by Biologists Without Borders
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
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