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Yolo Audubon Society runs field trips and monthly program meetings, all of which are free and open to the public.

It also runs the Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count (December). An ongoing citizen science activity has been the Breeding Bird Atlas.

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September 2017
Cape May Warbler, credit Kevin Guse

Point Reyes

September 30th @ 6:00 am

Please come join us for our annual fall field trip to Pt. Reyes.  Fall migration at Pt. Reyes can be spectacular and makes this area a well-deserved birding hotspot.  Depending on the weather, the numbers and diversity of songbirds passing through the "Outer Point" can be impressive.  In addition to the passerines, there are usually plenty of raptors and other migrants to enjoy! We will meet at 6:00 AM in the Park-N-Ride lot off of Mace Boulevard (northeast of Highway…

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October 2017
Canada Goose with Goslings © Beth Savidge

West Pond Walk

October 4th @ 9:00 am

Join a 2-hr birding walk with the Friends of West Pond the first Wednesday of every month. Meet at the park at the west end of Isle Royale Lane in Davis, 9 a.m. October through May, 8 a.m. June through September. For more information contact Gene Trapp, (530)756-6291.

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Yellow-throated Warbler, credit Kevin Guse

The Big Chase

October 7th @ 6:00 am

Please join us for our annual Big Chase field trip.  Fall migration should be in full swing and there should be many shorebirds, raptors and passerines to see. The locations that we visit and the rare birds that we try to see are dependent on what has been reported on the Northern California RBA and local listservs. We are looking forward to another wonderful day this fall! We will meet at 6:00 AM in the Park and Ride lot off…

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Wood Duck © Beth Savidge

Lake Solano/Putah Creek

October 21st @ 7:30 am

On this trip we’ll go to Lake Solano where Yolo County borders Solano County to look for Fall regulars. Bird sightings may include residents such as Osprey, Phainopepla, Wood Duck and hopefully several woodpeckers. There could be some surprises like Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker and Golden Eagle. Meet at 7:30 AM at the parking lot at Big 5 in the Marketplace Shopping Center, in Davis, 1301 W. Covell Blvd. All levels of birders are welcome.  Trip will conclude early afternoon.  Bring…

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Turkey © Beth Savidge

Davis Cemetery Halloween Trip

October 29th @ 8:00 am

Sunday, October 29       Davis Cemetery Come look for birds and friendly goblins at the Davis Cemetery on this Pre-Halloween bird walk. The 28-acre cemetery is a National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat. Many species of birds are attracted to this suburban woodland and the historic swale. The cemetery is well known for a large flock of Wild Turkeys. Several species of raptors are regular at the cemetery, including the White-tailed Kite, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Barn Owl. Western Bluebirds,…

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November 2017
Wood Duck © Beth Savidge

West Pond Walk

November 1st @ 9:00 am

Join a 2-hr birding walk with the Friends of West Pond the first Wednesday of every month. Meet at the park at the west end of Isle Royale Lane in Davis, 9 a.m. October through May, 8 a.m. June through September. For more information contact Gene Trapp, (530)756-6291.1

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Egret © Beth Savidge

Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges

November 4th @ 7:30 am

We will visit the Sacramento NWR north of Colusa and then the Colusa NWR. Both have driving tours so we will spend most of the time in cars. SNWR has a short walking tour on level ground as well as a very nice visitor center with restrooms. Colusa has a large, accessible observation deck. These two refuges host thousands of wintering waterfowl, as well as resident and migrant songbirds, owls and raptors. There is easy viewing for birders - never…

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December 2017
Great Blue Heron. photo credit Ann Brice

West Pond Walk

December 6th @ 9:00 am

Join a 2-hr birding walk with the Friends of West Pond the first Wednesday of every month. Meet at the park at the west end of Isle Royale Lane in Davis, 9 a.m. October through May, 8 a.m. June through September. For more information contact Gene Trapp, (530)756-6291.

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