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, April 18, 2019 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Birding Adventures in Morocco
by John Sterling
John has been a hard core birder in California since he was shown a Pileated Woodpecker in 5th grade camp in 1971. He is a professional ornithologist and has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, US Forest Service research stations, HT Harvey & Associates, Arizona and Oregon state universities among other organizations since 1981. John has traveled extensively throughout California learning about local bird distribution and is an authority on that state’s avifauna. In 2015 he set the California's new big year record with 501 species and has many big day records as well. He has traveled internationally as a guide and ornithologist for many institutions including projects as a Smithsonian ornithologist to Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, The Philippines, Sumatra, Canada and Russia. John currently has his own company, Sterling Wildlife Biology (www.sterlingbirds.com), specializing in tours, birding classes, research and environmental consulting for The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon’s International Alliance Program, CA Dept. of Water Resources among other organizations.
John will share highlights from his tours’ adventures in Morocco. With its high mountains, high desert, low Sahara desert, agricultural plains, coastal lagoons, cork oak woodland, and coniferous forest, Morocco has much to offer birds and birders. Home to several endemic bird species as well as North Africa species not readily seen elsewhere, it is also along the major migratory pathway for European migrants including shorebirds, raptors, songbirds and others. Join us for virtual tour of the country’s birds, landscapes and culture.
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