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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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March 2018

Graduate Student Research on Birds

March 21st @ 7:30 pm

The Josh Hull Laboratory at UC Davis is primarily focused on genetics, behavior, ecology and conservation of birds. On March 21st, graduate students from the Hull Lab--Shannon Skalos, Ryan Bourbour, Emily Abernathy and Chris Tyson, will discuss their diverse research projects taking place across California. Their respective topics are: reproductive, foraging and movement ecology of Northern Harriers in Suisun Marsh, CA; prey selection in migrating Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlins; rodenticide exposure in Red-tailed Hawks along the Pacific Coast; and long-term…

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Canada Goose with Goslings © Beth Savidge

Yolo Farmlands

March 24th @ 7:00 am

This trip will focus on birds found in Yolo farmlands. It will be primarily a driving tour along the rural roads of Yolo County with frequent stops. The group will look for raptors, waterfowl, birds of open fields, fences and hedges, as well as riparian birds, depending on the route and the weather. Up to 80 species have been seen on previous trips. The trip will leave from the Davis Park-N-Ride off of Mace Blvd. just east of Ikeda’s. Participants…

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April 2018
Green-tailed Towhee, photo Frank Fogarty


April 6th @ 1:00 pm

NOTE: DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER. (ORIGINAL DATE WAS 3/23) 2018 Field Trip to Susanville and Environs Field Trip Organizer - Carl Schwedler 530-210-3104   A three-day trip to the Susanville area to observe a Greater Sage-Grouse lek, with visits to four nearby mountain/high-desert lakes. Friday afternoon (1:00 pm) begins with a meet-up at Donner Lake (Lake #1) along the way to Susanville, followed by an attempt at a Juniper Titmouse on Red Rock Road. Saturday morning…

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Golden Eagle ; Jim Dunn

Bobcat Ranch

April 8th @ 8:30 am

  Join us for a morning of hiking at Audubon California's Bobcat Ranch, located in the foothills of the Coast Range just west of Winters. Our moderately easy hike will be roughly two miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of about 300 ft. We will meet in Winters at 8:30 am, and will be done hiking around 12:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 people. Please contact Stan Hunter for more details and to sign up for this hike at…

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Wilson's Warbler, photo Deb Ford

Mitchell Canyon

April 21st @ 8:00 am

Join us on Saturday April 21 for a walk in Mitchell Canyon at Mount Diablo, one of the premier sites for spring migrant birding in the East Bay. The canyon bottom contains riparian habitat bordered by dramatic chaparral-covered slopes. A nice collection of warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, vireos, and flycatchers are expected at this time of year, and there’s a good chance we will see Calliope Hummingbirds. A variety of wildflowers should also be present. We will meet at 8:00 AM…

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Black-throated Gray Warbler, photo Deb Ford

Bobelaine Sanctuary

April 28th @ 7:30 am

We will be visiting the 430 acre National Audubon Sanctuary on the Feather River with over 6 miles of  dirt trails, managed by Sacramento Audubon.  We will be looking for the last of the overwintering passerines plus nesting season should be in full swing.   We will be looking for local breeders as well as opportunistic raptors.  The Feather River, riparian forest and surrounding fields could lead to some different sightings than are usually found in Yolo County.  Anticipate a fair amount of flat land…

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