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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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January 2019

YAS members at Bobcat Ranch, photo D. Wiederhoefer

Bobcat Ranch

January 6th @ 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 fairly easy hike will be roughly two miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of about 235 ft.  We will follow the creek north from the parking lot for about a mile – a hike we have not done before.  We will meet in Winters at 8:30 am, and will be done hiking around 12:00 pm. …

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Williamson's Sapsucker - Photo by Steve Shunk

How Woodpeckers Can Save the World (or at least your local woodland!)

January 16th @ 7:30 pm

North American woodpeckers perform multiple keystone roles in the ecology of our forests and woodlands. More than 40 North American bird species, dozens of mammals, and innumerable invertebrates depend upon woodpeckers for their own lifestyles. However, humans need habitat, too, as well as wood products and agricultural resources. By clearing forests, felling snags, and suppressing fire, we have prevented woodpeckers from doing their jobs. Learn the basics of woodpecker natural history, anatomy, and ecology, and prepare to become new ambassadors…

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ferruginous hawk, photo Pam Pappone

Robinson Road: Raptors & Mountain Plovers

January 19th @ 7:30 am

Join us for a trip to the pastures of southeastern Solano County to search for resident and overwintering raptors & Mountain Plovers.  We will search fields, perches and farm equipment.  Prior trips have spotted Prairie Falcons, Merlins, Golden Eagles, Ferruginous Hawks, Rough- legged hawks and Mountain Plovers. We hope to see these and many more species during this trip.  Little walking is anticipated.  Wear appropriate winter wear, the area is generally windy.  Bring water, snacks and/or lunch on the go. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope, if you have one.  STRONG winds or heavy rain cancels the trip.  All…

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February 2019

COHA eating HOSP, Kevin Guse

Field Trip: Raptor Ramble

February 2nd @ 7:30 am

Please come join us to try and find as many raptor species as possible in a full day of birding. We will focus on Yolo County, but we may visit adjacent counties as well in our quest. In addition to the more common species, our targets will include Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon and Rough-legged Hawk. Bring binoculars, lunch, plenty of liquids and dress in layers. If you have one, a spotting scope would…

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Coming up:

February 9th @ 8:00 am

These Field Trips are coming up. Check back later for more info. Feb 9 Sat Bodega Bay Chris Dunford March 29-31 FRI-SUN Four Lakes and a Lek Carl Schwedler

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Fire, Grazing, and Wintering Bird Communities at Bobcat Ranch

February 20th @ 7:30 pm

A presentation by Frank Fogerty.

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March 2019

Birds of Paraguay

March 20th @ 7:30 pm

A presentation by John Sterling.

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