As you look for ways to stay sane in the next few months, don’t forget to go birding! We are so lucky to have so many great spots for winter birds in the area, like Colusa National Wildlife Refuge pictured above. You can go on your own or with your family. I have been birding with friends too–we go in separate cars and stay in touch by phone. Check out the Yolo Audubon Facebook page which often has reports and photographs of good birds in the area, as well as Where to Bird in Yolo County on this website for more ideas.
Joe Zinkl, our phenology survey co-coordinator, has written an update on the work at Bobcat Ranch, which I encourage you to read. The phenology team is looking for a few more volunteers to help with the bird survey. They’re especially interested in the post-fire bird numbers. If you have a few hours on a Thursday morning every month or so, please consider joining them. See Joe’s article for more information.
As we begin the last month of 2020, I want to thank everyone for their continued support of Yolo Audubon. We are skipping our annual fundraising drawing which we usually have at the December meeting but, never fear, you’ll still have a chance to donate to Yolo Audubon again via a special holiday letter that will reach you soon.
Stay safe and hope for better times in 2021!
Ann Brice, President