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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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October 2018

Connecticut Warbler, Mendoza Ranch, PRNS; Kevin Guse

The Big Chase

October 14th @ 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 will meet at 6:00 AM in the Park and Ride lot off of Mace Boulevard (northeast of Highway I-80 and just down…

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Lincoln Sparrow, Beth Savidge

Yolo County Sparrows Field Trip (can’t think of a better name!)

October 20th @ 7:30 am

Fall migration is largely over and the winter birds are settling in. Join Steve Hampton and Michael Perrone for a local jaunt around Yolo County. The challenge: to find as many species of sparrows as possible. As believers in the rule that when you search for one bird, you discover another, expect anything on this trip-- the sparrows are just the excuse to get out and about. This will also be a good trip to practice birding by ear. Route…

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Great White Heron, Lori Maloney

Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges

October 27th @ 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. Easy viewing for birders. Never disappointing! The rare…

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Great-horned Owls, photo Deb Ford

Davis Cemetery

October 28th @ 8:00 am

  Come look for birds and friendly goblins at the Davis Cemetery on this Halloween weekend. 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, Nuttall’s Woodpeckers, Red-breasted Sapsuckers, Dark-eyed…

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