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Weekend SJ Audubon trips

Pat Paternostro
 

Greetings 
The weather does not look promising for our SJ Audubon weekend birding trips. 
I will show up at each location:
Lodi Lake - Tomorrow morning 8am
Flood/Waverly Rds. - Sunday morning, 8:45 meet up at Rinaldi's market (Linden). 

The Lodi Lake walk looks to be a washout, the weather for Sunday calls for slightly less of a chance for rain.  

If we do the Sunday trip, plan for Waverly Rd to be very muddy.  

Stay safe
Pat 


Dec 3 Lodi Lake Beginning-Advanced Birding; Dec 4 Hawks at Flood & Waverly Roads

England
 

INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE 
Date: December 3, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM
Where: Lodi Lake.  Map:
  https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 Join leader  Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 AM. Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.
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HAWKS BIRDING @ FLOOD AND WAVERLY ROAD 
Date: December 4, 2022 Sunday 9:00 AM
Where: Flood and Waverly Road

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

Leader:  Pat Paternostro

 

--
Alan England, Stockton


Black Friday birding

Pat Paternostro
 

Greetings 
If you would like to look for birds instead of shopping tomorrow, feel free to join me for a walk at Lodi Lake.  
I will be leaving from Laurel Ave at 8am. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all 


BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK @ MOUNTAIN HOUSE CREEK PARK & WETLANDS (Nov 26 @ 8am)

England
 

BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK @ MOUNTAIN HOUSE CREEK PARK & WETLANDS

Date: November 26, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM 
Where: Mountain House Park (Main Street and Central Parkway intersection. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join San Joaquin Audubon member, Henry Koertzen for a beginning bird trip for people of all ages. We will start the bird walk at 8:00AM near the intersection of Main Street and Central Parkway (at the pond side of the road). We will be walking the dirt path, accessible by stroller or wheel chair. 

--
Alan England, Stockton


SJAS in the Field: WOODBRIDGE WILDERNESS SURVEY Sat 11/19 at 8:00 am

England
 

Date: November 19, 2022 SATURDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Woodbridge Wilderness Area.  Map:
  https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leaders Pat Paternostro for our monthly census of this small riparian area on the banks of the Mokelumns River. Meet the leader at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridge at 8:00 AM

--
Alan England, Stockton


Cosumnes walk

Pat Paternostro
 

Greetings 
I will be filling in for Jim R. for our monthly walk through the preserve tomorrow. 
I will be starting from the visitors' center lot at 7am. 
Hope you can join me. 
Pat 


San Joaquin Audubon Chapter Events for Nov/Dec 2022

England
 

Here's a list of our upcoming November and December events.  We hope you can join us.  

Audubon FT & Programs for November/December 2022

 


 

For location map:  https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

OCTOBER FIELD TRIPS

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

 

INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE 
Date: November 5, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM
Where: Lodi Lake. 

Map:  https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leader Jim Rowoth at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 AM. Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.

 

COSUMNES RIVER WALK

Date: November 12, 2022 SATURDAY 7:00 AM
Where: Cosumnes River Preserve. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leader Pat Paternostro for the monthly River Walk bird count through the varied habitats of the CRP. Meet Pat at the visitor center on Franklin Blvd at 7:00 AM. 

 

MONTHLY CENSUS @ FISH HATCHERY

Date: November 13, 2022 SUNDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leaders Joanne Katanic  and Liz West for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam. Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery parking lot below the dam at 8:00 AM.

 

WOODBRIDGE WILDERNESS SURVEY

Date: November 19, 2022 SATURDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Woodbridge Wilderness Area.  Map:
  https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leaders Pat Paternostro for our monthly census of this small riparian area on the banks of the Mokelumns River. Meet the leader at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridgeat 8:00 AM

 

BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK @ MOUNTAIN HOUSE CREEK PARK & WETLANDS

Date: November 26, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM 
Where: Mountain House Park (Main Street and Central Parkway intersection. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join San Joaquin Audubon member, Henry Koertzen for a beginning bird trip for people of all ages. We will start the bird walk at 8:00AM near the intersection of Main Street and Central Parkway (at the pond side of the road). We will be walking the dirt path, accessible by stroller or wheel chair. 

 

 

DECEMBER FIELD TRIPS

INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE 
DATE: 
December 3, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM
Where: Lodi Lake.  Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leader  Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 AM. Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.

 

HAWKS BIRDING @ FLOOD AND WAVERLY ROAD 
DATE: 
December 4, 2022 Sunday 9:00 AM
Where: Flood and Waverly Road

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leader Pat Paternostro for birding at Flood and Waverly Road.

COSUMNES RIVER WALK

Date: December 10, 2022 SATURDAY 7:00 AM
Where: Cosumnes River Preserve. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leader Jim Rowoth for the monthly River Walk bird count through the varied habitats of the CRP. Meet Jim at the visitor center on Franklin Blvd at 7:00 AM. 

 

MONTHLY CENSUS @ FISH HATCHERY

Date: December 11, 2022 SUNDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leaders Joanne Katanic  and Liz West for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam. Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery parking lot below the dam at 8:00 AM.

 

WOODBRIDGE WILDERNESS SURVEY

Date: December 17, 2022 SATURDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Woodbridge Wilderness Area. 

Map:   https://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/field-trips/

 

Join leaders <TBD> for our monthly census of this small riparian area on the banks of the Mokelumns River. Meet the leader at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridgeat 8:00 AM

 

CHAPTER PROGRAMS

NOVEMBER 8, TUESDAY, 2022 7:30PM PST 

Topic: Ivory-billed Woodpecker-The Proposal to remove it (and other species) from the Protections of the Endangered Species Act 
Presenter: John Trochet
Where : Fireside Room, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
Covid Rules: Follow Covid Protocol. Avoid attending if you are sick or exhibit symptoms of Covid.

John TrochetAs many ornithologists and birders have staked their reputations on both sides of the question of whether the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) has survived into the 21st Century, controversy surrounds any recent claim of a sighting. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing the ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 other species from the protections of the Endangered Species Act in September 2021 because it is judged by some in the service to be extinct. This proposal, if seen through to fruition, will have widespread consequences for endangered species conservation and for land use in the historic range of this woodpecker. John Trochet is part of a team attempting to demonstrate that this iconic species persists in Louisiana. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that this is the case. In this talk, he will review the history of this species and present the evidence that the team has adduced so far.

John Trochet is a Sacramentan formerly with the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, at U.C. Davis and still a research associate there.  He has searched for ivory-billed woodpeckers for decades, which, along with a 40+-year study of the birds of the Zuni Mountains Region of New Mexico and 25+ years following the birdlife of the Cosumnes River Preserve, is one of three long-term avian survey projects that he continues in retirement.

DECEMBER 13, TUESDAY, 2022 7:30PM PST 

Topic: Annual Christmas Bird Count Preparations
Presenter: David Yee
Where : Fireside Room, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
Covid Rules: Follow Covid Protocol. Avoid attending if you are sick or exhibit symptoms of Covid.

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Description automatically generated with medium confidencePlease join us for our traditional Christmas Bird Count (CBC) presentation by none other than David Yee! We have a presentation every year (hence the term annual) but I learn something every time! So come one, come all to hear about our upcoming CBCs in San Joaquin County.

David Yee is past President of the San Joaquin Audubon Society and Co-founder of the Central Valley Bird Club and the Central Valley Birding Symposium. You won’t want to miss this!

 

 

 

 
--
Alan England, Stockton


Big announcement - Big Year!

Pat Paternostro
 

Greetings birders:

San Joaquin Audubon is pleased to announce that we plan to sponsor a county-wide Big Year for 2023.  This will be the first time this event has been officially held in the county since 2001.

We will have more details in upcoming announcements, but briefly we will have several different categories including (these are subject to change):

Beginner

Experienced

Resident (County)/SJAS member

Non-resident/non-SJAS member

There will be prizes given out in early 2024 for category winners, and I’ve heard of two trophies that need to see some sunlight again. 

We plan to have special Big Year trips throughout the year and will provide details on where to bird in the county (if you’re not familiar with our many great locations).  This is a great way to get to know this county!

If you cannot commit to birding the entire county, that’s ok.  Do a Big Year for your favorite SJ Co. park, hiking location or even your backyard.  Not only will this be lots of fun, but with the onset of eBird, we will be able to obtain great information about the number and distribution of birds throughout the county.

We will provide more information on how to sign up at our upcoming meetings and on our various social media pages. 

We hope you plan to join us for this fun event!






Summer Tanager at Lodi Lake

David Yee
 

Birders,

I just received a call from Steve Abbott that he has an imm male Summer Tanager at the parking area into the Nature Area at Lodi Lake.  

David Yee,
Stockton


Waldo Holt Reserve "Pop Up" Field Trip this Sunday

donna marciano
 

Have you wanted to explore this newly acquired property and missed past opportunities, now is your chance. Plan to join Dave Fries for trip out to the Waldo Holt Reserve on Sunday, October 30, at 8:00 a.m. Dave will be showing us some of the recently completed projects and will talk about new upcoming opportunities. Bring snacks, water and a hat, maybe bug protection too, the trip will last a few hours. There are no restroom facilities available, please plan accordingly. Location of the Preserve is Lower Sacramento Rd., on the left just past where Liberty Rd. tees into Lower Sacramento Road just off Hwy 99.
Please contact Dave via email if you have questions    dfriesaudubon@...



BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK @ MOUNTAIN HOUSE CREEK PARK & WETLANDS (Sat Oct 29 @ 8am)

England
 

BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK @ MOUNTAIN HOUSE CREEK PARK & WETLANDS

Date: October 29, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM 
Where: Mountain House Park (Main Street and Central Parkway intersection. 
Location Map:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wrigley's+pool+co./@37.779465,-121.543088,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80901ece05d752e1:0x2010bb4ee2080eb0!8m2!3d37.779465!4d-121.543088

Join San Joaquin Audubon member, Henry Koertzen for a beginning bird trip for people of all ages. We will start the bird walk at 8:00AM near the intersection of Main Street and Central Parkway (at the pond side of the road).  We will be walking the dirt path, accessible by stroller or wheel chair. 
--
Alan England, Stockton


Its less than a month away from the 26th annual Central Valley Birding Symposium!

Frances Oliver
 

Hi All!

Just a quick reminder to let you know we are less than a month away from our 26th annual Central Valley Birding Symposium, aka CVBS.

For those of you who have taken the time to register, fantastic! We are looking forward to having you join us in our Virtual Hybrid Event taking place starting on Friday, November 18, and continuing through Sunday, November 20, 2022. 

For those of you that tend to procrastinate, you are very welcome to sign-up. There are plenty of spaces to available to attend the virtual programs!


Friday afternoon starts off with our annual favorite, the Bird Identification Panel, moderated by Ed Harper, and ends with a Keynote presentation on the Pacific Raptor Flyway by Allen Fish (Director of the GGRO).

Saturday afternoon starts off with a Keynote presentation, A World on the Wing, by Scott Weidensaul (famed author); continues with an Update on CV Bird Conservation and Research Programs, moderated by Dan Airola; and will end with a presentation by Jon Dunn and Lara Tseng on Shorebirds, with a focus on Calidris and Tringa.

And, if you are interested in knowing which field trips are still available, go tohttps://cvbirds-symposium.netlify.app/field-trips/ 

Depending on your trip point of departure, you may choose to stay nearby or drive from home. In addition, you may decide whether to share a car with others. 

Additionaly, we have a variety of books for sale on the website. Please check them out at: https://cvbirds-symposium.netlify.app/books/ 

If you have any additional questions, please direct them to Susie Nishio at: cvbsreg@...

Frances (for the CVBS Steering Committee)
cvbsreg@...


Ruff on Staten Island.

David Yee
 

Dear Birders,

This morning there was a juv Ruff on Staten Island.  It's quite big, so probably a male.  It was in the flooded fields on the west side of Staten Island Rd about 1/2 mile past where the pavement ends.  It was in the south most flooded field that has lots of exposed mudflats with lots of other shorebirds.  

Best,
David Yee
Stockton


Black-throated Green Warbler at Oak Grove Park, Ripon

David Yee
 

Birders,

Late this morning there was a Black-th Green Warbler at Oak Grove Park in Ripon.  It was in a sizable mixed feeding flock along the river  trail where the mulberry trees are.  I was drawn to the flock by a singing Cassin's Vireo.  In addition to the vireo the flock included at least a dozen Townsend's Warblers, a few Blk-th Grays and about four W Tanagers. Outside of this flock, the forest was exceptionally quiet.  Getting good looks at all of the birds was very difficult as the birds were always feeding high in the canopy of the Valley Oaks.  This was probably part of the same flock Jim Rowoth had a few days ago, so it's possible the birds will stick around.  

Good Birding,
David Yee


San Joaquin Audubon pop up field trip

donna marciano
 

MODESTO WATER TREATMENT FACILITY 

Date: October 23, 2022 SUNDAY 8:00 AM 
Where: Modesto Water Treatment Facility. Carpooling encouraged

Join Srini Raman and Donna Marciano for a field trip to the WTP located in southwest Stanislaus County. We have requested the necessary approval and will meet with the onsite manager at the gate, upon entry all visitors must fill out the liability waiver prior to birding. During spring and fall, this area features good numbers of passerine migrants. The ponds and levees have all of the expected Central Valley wintering and resident waterfowl, levee roads also attract all the expected species of gulls and shorebirds. The last time Stanislaus Audubon conducted a survey at the WTP, they had a count of 72 species, a number we can shoot for. We would like to carpool to limit the number of vehicles at the WTP. So, call Donna (209-403-4270) for Stockton/Lodi area and Srini (510-516-8819) for Tracy/Mountain House area carpool.


Little Gull at Stockton WTP

David Yee
 

Birders,

There is currently an adult Little Gull at the Stockton WTP.  It is being observed from the main gate entrance on Hwy 4.  It is out on the water with two Bonaparte's Gulls.  A scope is probably required.  Access into the ponds is currently not available, but birding from outside the gate is allowed. 

David Yee
Stockton


Gr Scaup at Lodi WTP

David Yee
 

Birders,

This afternoon there was a female plumaged Greater Scaup at the Lodi (White Slough) WTP.  The two female Blue-winged Teal since mid-Sept were also present.  

David Yee
Stockton


Re: San Joaquin Audubon Meeting tonight-first in person meeting since 2020

k foley
 

You can purchase a 2023 James Hoagland calendar at the meeting tonight for $10, such a deal!

Kasey

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 09:29:04 AM PDT, donna marciano <paulmarciano@...> wrote:


Just a reminder…..tonight is the annual San Joaquin Audubon and Sierra Club joint meeting-7:30 pm, (details below)

Topic: Dos Rios Ranch Ecological Restoration Project
Presenter: Julie Rentner, President River Partners
Where : Fireside Room, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
Covid Rules: Follow Covid Protocol. Avoid attending if you are sick or exhibit symptoms of Covid.

Julie will share the story of the ecological restoration at Dos Rios Ranch that has been completed over the past ten years. The program will include details about the process to design, permit and fund large-scale ecological restoration. In addition, she will show us the outcomes of restoration, from habitats for nesting birds and riparian brush rabbits to water conservation and carbon sequestration. Julie will also bring some of the updated climate projections for flooding that drive ecological functions in the river corridor, with some discussion about what valley residents can expect in the future for birds and other wildlife. Julie Rentner is president of River Partners


--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


San Joaquin Audubon Meeting tonight-first in person meeting since 2020

donna marciano
 

Just a reminder…..tonight is the annual San Joaquin Audubon and Sierra Club joint meeting-7:30 pm, (details below)

Topic: Dos Rios Ranch Ecological Restoration Project
Presenter: Julie Rentner, President River Partners
Where : Fireside Room, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
Covid Rules: Follow Covid Protocol. Avoid attending if you are sick or exhibit symptoms of Covid.

Julie will share the story of the ecological restoration at Dos Rios Ranch that has been completed over the past ten years. The program will include details about the process to design, permit and fund large-scale ecological restoration. In addition, she will show us the outcomes of restoration, from habitats for nesting birds and riparian brush rabbits to water conservation and carbon sequestration. Julie will also bring some of the updated climate projections for flooding that drive ecological functions in the river corridor, with some discussion about what valley residents can expect in the future for birds and other wildlife. Julie Rentner is president of River Partners


River islands pop up trip last Saturday

donna marciano
 

San Joaquin Audubon held a “pop up” birding trip to River Island in Manteca last Saturday. Henry Koertzen lead a group of 6 around the Lake and then onto the San Joaquin River path. We tallied 35 species between the two areas. Pictures of our domesticated Whooper Swans in the lake are shown below. Saturday mornings weather was delightful, but as the day progressed it was pretty hot!! Should be cooler next time.

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