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.
Board Meetings are cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19.
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.
Meeting Notice: With the uncertainty regarding the Coronavirus situation, our March -May general meetings are cancelled. We know you enjoy the speaker presentations, but it seems wise to heed health warnings concerning public gatherings in enclosed spaces. Hopefully, our Meetings will resume in Sept. 2020.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Title: Southern Ecuador: In Search of Rare, Local, and New Species
Presenter: Vayun Tiwari
Exploring the most biodiverse country in the world in search of rarities and local birds takes us to Southern Ecuador. From the dry Tumbesian woods, to the cloud forest, to the high Andean paramo, and finally Amazonian foothills. In this talk, Vayun will share expereiences from his first hardcore birding trip to Ecuador, showing highlights such as the Jocotoco Antpitta (whose discovery started a new habitat conversation effort in Ecuador), Blue-throated Hillstar (a striking hummingbird discovered only in 2018 on a high Andean ridge!), Orange-throated Tanager (localized to the border region with Peru in the shadow of the remote Cordillera del Condor), Spot-winged Parrotlet (perhaps the first photographs from Ecuador), El Oro Parakeet (discovered in 1988 and already Endangered), the amazing Long-wattled Umbrellabird and more! The talk will also cover some time spent around Mindo, in the cloud forests west of Quito, photographing iconic species such as Toucan Barbet, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan and an array of colorful hummingbirds and tanagers.
Vayun is a sophomore at Harker High School. Besides bird photography, his other interests are skiing and playing the trumpet in his high school Jazz Band. While Vayun has been birding with his dad, Vivek Tiwari, for a few years, and has participated in birdathons with the Fledglings, the Santa Clara youth team, he started bird photography when he was 10 years old, during a family trip to the Florida Everglades. Since then he has also photographed in California, Panama, Peru, Belize, Hawaii, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, and on his most recent trip to Ecuador. Vayun is currently working on analyzing 40 years of bird population data from his home region, connecting bird population trends to climate change, and setting up a wildlife photography club in his school. Vayun will have calendars with the best photographs from this Ecuador trip for sale. All proceeds will go to Sacramento Audubon.
2020-2021 Program Dates
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
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 Cancelled due to COVID-19
April 16, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
May 21, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
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