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Northern Harrier courtship display at Bear Creek bike trail

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

Nan B and I were fortunate this morning to observe a male Harrier doing his loop-the-loops and briefly flying upside down.  Spectacular.  I've only seen this once before - at the Pace Preserve near Buckley Cove in Stockton.  Today's display occurred on the south side of the Bear Creek trail (the section west of I-5).  Other highlights included the return of Cliff Swallows to the bridge at the end of Trinity Parkway, and a Forster's Tern.  We found 40 species.

Happy spring,
Susan
--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.


Re: FOS Cliff Swallows (and Rough-wings)

Jim Rowoth
 

Apropos of this, Northern Rough-winged Swallows have been back on Woodbridge Road for about a week now.  


On Feb 26, 2021, at 6:07 PM, Kurt Mize via groups.io <k1mize@...> wrote:

All:

I had my FOS Cliff Swallows checking out the Davis Road bridge on the Pixley Creek bike trail in north Stockton today.

Good birding,

Kurt


--
Jim Rowoth
Stockton, CA


FOS Cliff Swallows

Kurt Mize
 

All:

I had my FOS Cliff Swallows checking out the Davis Road bridge on the Pixley Creek bike trail in north Stockton today.

Good birding,

Kurt


DIY Birding Followup (Stockton Rural Cemetery) and intro to next venue (Woodbridge Road, Lodi) Tues 3/2

England
 

DIY Birding Followup (Stockton Rural Cemetery) and intro to next venue (Woodbridge Road, Lodi)

 

 

Here’s the Zoom info

 

When:  Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88555600782?pwd=ejB3QWhxdU5MdHhSREZ4d1RicVo5UT09

--
Alan England, Stockton


Stockton Rural Cemetery

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

This Stockton birding site is the current Audubon DIY focus.  Shortly after it opened at 8 this morning, Pat Paternostro and I both showed up, so we birded together (at an appropriate covid distance).  We were able to meet all but one of the DIY challenges on the San Joaquin Audubon website - at least 3 each of woodpecker, sparrow, finch, and raptor species.  No luck with finding 3 thrush/relative species, though - we couldn't even buy a robin!  Pat did find us one Western Bluebird, and we had several Ruby-crowned Kinglets, which were included with thrushes for this purpose.

Highlights included a Red-Breasted Sapsucker in a pepper tree on the south side, three Purple Finches, a singing Fox Sparrow up high in a tree, and over 50 Yellow-rumped Warblers - positive swarms of them.  We also happened upon a flock of over 20 vocalizing Pine Siskins, the largest group I've run across this irruption winter. 

Good birding,
Susan

--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.


SJ Audubon DIY Birding Followup (Flood/Waverly) and intro to next venue TUES 2/16 @ 7:00 PM

England
 

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Here is the zoom info
Topic: DIY Birding Presentation/Discussion
Time: Feb 16, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: DIY birding

Srini Raman
 

Alan,

Sorry for the delay.

Here is the zoom info
Topic: DIY Birding Presentation/Discussion
Time: Feb 16, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83480492764?pwd=VUdFTnFYVTJTd0lsbUFGQmsyL013Zz09

--srini

On Monday, February 15, 2021, 03:12:41 PM PST, Pat Paternostro <broncos30@...> wrote:


Fellow birders 
Tomorrow evening will be our follow-up for birding Flood/Waverly Rds and Jim will be talking about our target birds for the Stockton Rural Cemetery.  
If you have any photos from FW you would like to share, please send them along. 

Information for how to attend tomorrows Zoom call will be on our media pages later today or in the morning. 

Pat 


DIY birding

Pat Paternostro
 

Fellow birders 
Tomorrow evening will be our follow-up for birding Flood/Waverly Rds and Jim will be talking about our target birds for the Stockton Rural Cemetery.  
If you have any photos from FW you would like to share, please send them along. 

Information for how to attend tomorrows Zoom call will be on our media pages later today or in the morning. 

Pat 


Re: Short-eared Owl

Liz West
 

Along Waverly south of Flood.

Liz

On Feb 12, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Liz West <elizwest@...> wrote:

SJ Birders,

I just saw a Short-eared Owl in the swale just south of Waverly Rd it flew along ways off when the rancher on an ATV came by. I think it might return.

Liz West
Galt





Re: Short-eared Owl

Pat Paternostro
 

Thanks Liz. 
I’m heading out there tomorrow. 


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Liz West <elizwest@...>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 3:14:04 PM
To: sjbirds@groups.io <sjbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Short-eared Owl
 
SJ Birders,

I just saw a Short-eared Owl in the swale just south of Waverly Rd it flew along ways off when the rancher on an ATV came by. I think it might return.

Liz West
Galt






Short-eared Owl

Liz West
 

SJ Birders,

I just saw a Short-eared Owl in the swale just south of Waverly Rd it flew along ways off when the rancher on an ATV came by. I think it might return.

Liz West
Galt


Join a global event: The Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb 12-15)

England
 

Cornell Ornithology Lab + National Audubon + Birds Canada = The Great Backyard Bird Count

https://www.birdcount.org/
--
Alan England, Stockton


Re: SJ Audubon General Meeting This Week and Upcoming

Pat Croft <patndavid@...>
 


burrowing owl seen on woodbridge rd preserve Feb 6, 2021 seen by pat & dave croft


SJ Audubon General Meeting This Week and Upcoming

England
 

FEBRUARY 9, 2021 7:00pm

Join the meeting by clicking on the Zoom link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81684009038?pwd=aVQvaFdaYVRBdW5uekdiTkUwQjRkZz09


Birds and Fire in the Sierra presented by Lynn Schofield

Wildfires are an important part of many ecosystems around the world. Fires provide an opportunity for new growth, to return nutrients to the soil, and to create a wholly unique type of habitat. Many species are adapted for these ever-changing systems, and they have developed a wide variety of strategies for making the best of the post-fire habitat. However, these systems exist in a delicate balance. Recently, forest fires have been increasing in size, intensity, and frequency due to human activities, and even fire-adapted species are struggling to keep up. In this talk we discuss how animals survive and thrive in a system defined by fire and what we can do to help protect the balance of these special ecosystems.

Lynn Schofield is a biologist for the Institute for Bird Populations. Her research covers a diversity of topics including bird migration, forest fire ecology, and wetland conservation. In addition to using her research to help inform effective conservation strategies, Lynn also works to help make connections with nature accessible to all. She is one of the core members of the Cal Falcons social media project, a frequent trip leader for the Bay Area chapter of the Feminist Bird Club and a long-time volunteer for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.

 

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MARCH 9, 2021 7:00pm

Changes in Bird Distribution and Population in the Central Valley over the last 80 Years presented by John Sterling

 

John will discuss the changes in our knowledge of bird distribution and population in the Central Valley since the publication of Grinnell and Miller’s book on California birds in the 1940s. Loss of habitats, creation of new habitats, reduction of ranges, invasions of new species and other topics will be explored as we reconcile the fact that more species are detected now than prior to the book’s publication.

John has been a hard core birder in California since he was shown a Pileated Woodpecker in 5th grade camp in 1971.  He is a professional ornithologist and has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, US Forest Service research stations, HT Harvey & Associates, Arizona and Oregon state universities among other organizations since 1981.  John has traveled extensively throughout California learning about local bird distribution and is an authority on that state’s avifauna. In 2015 he set the California's new big year record with 501 species and has many big day records as well. He has traveled internationally as a guide and ornithologist for many institutions including projects as a Smithsonian ornithologist to Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, The Philippines, Sumatra, Canada and Russia. John currently has his own company, Sterling Wildlife Biology (www.sterlingbirds.com),  specializing in international birding tours, birding classes, research and environmental consulting for The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon’s International Alliance Program, CA Dept. of Water Resources among other organizations.


Re: Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

In a follow up to my first email. LL has been drained so the egrets and gulls are feeding in the puddles.  Will be fun counting them on Saturday. 
Pat 


From: SJBirds@groups.io <SJBirds@groups.io> on behalf of Pat Paternostro <BRONCOS30@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:09:54 AM
To: sjbirds@groups.io <sjbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [SJBirds] Lodi Lake
 
Friends 
I plan to bird Lodi Lake nature area this Saturday (with masking and social distancing in place).  
If you would like to join me, I will begin on Laurel Ave at 8am. 
Thanks 
Pat 


Lodi Lake

Pat Paternostro
 

Friends 
I plan to bird Lodi Lake nature area this Saturday (with masking and social distancing in place).  
If you would like to join me, I will begin on Laurel Ave at 8am. 
Thanks 
Pat 


DIY Birding

Pat Paternostro
 

Birders 
Join me tonight at 7pm for our first 2021 DIY birding trip; this trip will be Flood and Waverly Roads. 
Zoom information can be found on our website and other social media platforms. 
Pat 


Re: Yard Birds

Judy Kane
 

Wow, must have been beautiful! I was treated to two varied thrush calling to each other on Mosher Slough (south side) just east of the footbridge at Yarmouth this morning. 

Judy 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:54 AM k foley <kaseyfoley@...> wrote:
The past three days have been very birdy in our yard. We've had Townsend's (2), Orange-crowned (2) and Black-throated gray warblers, Red-breasted nuthatch, Purple finch, Pine siskin, multiple hawks (Red-tailed, Red-shouldered, Cooper's and Kestrel) throughout the yard and extremely amorous Nuttal's woodpeckers, Anna's hummingbirds, and Black phoebes. Keep a lookout in your trees, there is a lot of movement.

Good birding,
Kasey

--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA

--
M. Judith Kane
209-639-1951


Yard Birds

k foley
 

The past three days have been very birdy in our yard. We've had Townsend's (2), Orange-crowned (2) and Black-throated gray warblers, Red-breasted nuthatch, Purple finch, Pine siskin, multiple hawks (Red-tailed, Red-shouldered, Cooper's and Kestrel) throughout the yard and extremely amorous Nuttal's woodpeckers, Anna's hummingbirds, and Black phoebes. Keep a lookout in your trees, there is a lot of movement.

Good birding,
Kasey

--
Kasey Foley
Stockton, CA


Re: This Tuesday, 2/2, join San Joaquin Audubon for our next DIY (do it yourself) field trip.

Susan Schneider <susanschneider7@...>
 

And a follow-up note of caution:  After a rain, the unpaved portion of Waverly can become impassable for normal passenger vehicles.  I ventured out yesterday, and wimped out at attempting it - very wet and potholed.  On the other hand, I would guess that better-equipped vehicles could manage without much difficulty.  And of course, the paved roads are no problem.

Good birding,
Susan


On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 1:37 PM England via groups.io <wdchkgsqrl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

When:  Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Plan:    Discuss this month’s trip:  Flood & Waverly Road

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85038076039?pwd=OEFSazJxSHd1Ujd6bTcyVXMvdzY2dz09

 

We hope to see you there.

====================

Here’s how it works:

• SESSION I (Virtual) (Tuesday, 2/2 @ 7:00 pm) A Zoom meeting with the field trip leader.

• SESSION 1+ is the DIY part: before the next Zoom meeting, you visit the birding location, where you’ll look for the listed birds and other wildlife. Take binoculars and a bird field guide if you have them and keep a list of your observations. Please follow all COVID-19 precautions when you are in the field: wearing masks, observing social distancing and hand washing.

• SESSION 2 (Virtual) Usually the third week after the first meeting, participants join again on Zoom, sharing what they found, and there will be an introduction to the next DIY field trip location.

--
Alan England, Stockton



--
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
http://www.scienceofconsequences.com

“The impact of human-induced warming is worse than previously feared, and only drastic coordinated action will keep the damage short of catastrophe.”
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018 report (authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries, based on over 6,000 scientific references)
It's not too late.

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