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, Sept. 19, 2019 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Challenges and Opportunities with Conserving Suburban Natural Areas - the Case of Rancho Del Paso
by Tim Vendlinski
Arcade Creek is a relatively large tributary in the “American River Basin” with two branches that cross multiple jurisdictions. The watershed encompasses ~19,000 acres and flows ~16 miles before reaching the a constructed drainage canal that is known today as Steelhead Creek.
The creek’s history is intertwined with American milestones and continues to support ecologically valuable natural resources, yet its local, national, and international significance is largely ignored or dismissed by both surrounding residents and municipalities.
The waterway flows through what was once the the heart of the 44,000-acre Rancho del Paso.
Thousands of years of human occupation have been documented along the creek, and the remains of dwellings of the indigenous Nisenan Maidu Tribe were evident as recently as 1922.
Aside from patches of conserved lands within the American River Parkway to the south, and Magpie and Dry creeks to the north; the natural areas within Del Paso Regional Park - both protected and vulnerable - represent the last vestiges of the once vast Rancho. A rich mosaic of oak woodlands, vernal pool prairies, and riparian forests have been almost completely obliterated by suburban sprawl; and what remains is gravely threatened.
Come hear about the hidden biological treasures within Del Paso Regional Park, learn what the Sacramento Audubon Society has already done to advance the conservation of bird populations and natural resources, and find out what you can do to secure the future of this small but remarkable piece of the Sacramento Valley.
2019-20 Program Dates
Sept.19, 2019 Tim Vendlinski
Oct. 17, 2019 Falconry: Ancient to Modern Application
Nov. 21, 2019 TBA
Jan. 16, 2020 TBA
Feb. 20, 2020 Birding Guyana by Ken Wilson and Gary Fregien
March 19, 2020 TBA
April 16, 2020 TBA
May 21, 2020 TBA
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
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