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Yolo Audubon Society offers field trips and monthly program meetings. They are free and open to the public.

It also organizes the Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count.
It is always the first Sunday in the count season (Dec 14 to Jan 5).

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December 2019

Pileated Woodpecker; Lake Solano; 2018 CBC

49th Annual Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count

December 15th @ 12:00 am

Yolo Audubon will host our 49th consecutive Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 15th. Learn all about our CBC, including contact information for Area Leaders here. The CBC is held no matter the current weather conditions. (Much of the country will doing their respective counts in snow and icy-cold conditions.) In order for Area Leaders to be able to prepare and make appropriate assignments, please sign up to participate ASAP.  Contact information for Area Leaders is here. Come to our CBC…

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Compiling and Eating; photo courtesy Sami LaRocca

Post-CBC Compilation and Potluck Supper

December 15th @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for our traditional post-Christmas Bird Count compilation and potluck supper. Preliminary statistics from the CBC will be tallied and we'll run through the species list, noting high counts and low counts. All CBC participants are invited. Please bring a dish to share. To help keep the event as 'green' as possible, please bring non-disposable plates and utensils for each person in your party. (If you forget, Yolo Audubon will have paper plates, plastic ware, cups and napkins. We will…

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January 2020

Green Heron at West Pond; © Jo Ellen Ryan

Birding Walk at West Pond

January 1st @ 9:00 am

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow birders at the WEST end of Isle Royale Lane (by the gazebo on the greenbelt). We'll walk and stand for a couple of hours or longer to spot birds all along the pond. Bring your binoculars. We'll share a spotting scope, field guides, and checklists. Restrooms are open M-F at the UCD Med. Clinic near the north end of the Pond. Walks begin at 8:00am May-September, and 9:00am October-April.

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Sanderling, © Bart Wickel

Bodega Bay

January 11th @ 7:00 am

This all-day trip is limited to 12 participants with priority given to those with some birding experience but unfamiliar with common winter birds of the Pacific coast and/or with birding at Bodega Bay, a world-class birding location. Harbor mudflats, ocean beach, and rocky headland for ducks, grebes, loons, gulls and shorebirds in one compact area – Bodega Bay, Harbor and Head, and Doran Beach. Winter weather can be surprisingly good, but be prepared for cold and wet with layers, hat…

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Ferruginous Hawk, photo Pam Pappone

Robinson Road: Hawks & Plovers

January 18th @ 7:30 am

This trip is by reservation only.  There will be a maximum of 19 people in 5 cars.  Carpooling will be necessary. Join us for a trip to the pastures of southeastern Solano County to search for overwintering raptors & other winter visitors.  We will search fields, perches and farm equipment.  Prior trips have seen 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. Beginning birders…

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Adult Bald Eagle, Rumsey Bridge, Kevin Guse

Raptor Ramble

January 25th @ 7:30 am

Please 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 be…

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