Discover the birds of Yolo County
The Yolo Audubon Society puts on field trips and monthly meetings for all ages and levels of interest. Everyone is welcome!Find a field trip or other activity
Welcome to the Yolo Audubon Society!
It is our mission to foster an appreciation of birds and other wildlife through educational programs and field trips, bring conservation issues to public awareness, and act to preserve Yolo County bird life and habitat.
Please join us for field trips, monthly program meetings, and other special activities. We look forward to helping you learn and discover more about what makes Yolo County birding so special.
Birding Activities for Everyone
It's easy to take part in our regular birding activities. Browse through the list of upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you! Most trips require you to bring binoculars and snacks and dress in layers. Learn more details about each individual trip by clicking on the event.
In the News
Field Trip Report: Bodega Bay
On Saturday, April 6, Chris Dunford (with the assistance of Steve Hampton) led a Yolo Audubon field trip designed to introduce birders new to coastal birds to the best spots and tide levels to see the ducks, sandpipers, gulls, loons, grebes, and cormorants at Bodega Bay. The ideal for the purpose is a small group […]
Yolo Notable Sightings: March 2019
It was March Madness from day one in Yolo County when a young male Garganey was discovered at Bridgeway Island Pond in West Sacramento on Mar 1 (GE). The finder, Gil Ewing, also discovered the only other Garganey record in the county approved by the California Bird Records Committee, back in 1988. Probably over a […]
Burrowing Owls at Risk on the Urban Fringe
The Burrowing Owl is the only bird of prey in the Sacramento Valley that nests underground, usually in abandoned ground squirrel burrows and most often on the edges of farm fields. Farmland on the border of cities is where most development occurs; Burrowing Owl nest sites are lost as building proceeds. It is lawful to […]