Altacal Audubon Society
A California Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Mission: To promote the awareness, appreciation, and protection of native birds and their habitats through education, research, and environmental activities.
In all our areas of interest (e.g., Field Trips,
Education, Conservation, etc.) we are trying to get things
done more efficiently and effectively by asking members to
contribute in any way they can by contacting a Committee
Chairperson or other Board member and offering to help in some
area of interest. There's no need to sign on for a
particular position or office and you can be sure you'd be
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 14th Annual SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL of the Pacific Flyway, January 24 - 27, 2013
Audbon Society plays a huge role in organizing and hosting
this wonderful community event. The Altacal board and several
members are involved at all levels. Making a difference in our
community is what we all strive to do. We are hoping for an
even more successful event this year! If you are interested in
volunteering please call Jennifer Patten for further
information at 345-9356 or email@example.com.
Dr. Gail Jones from North Carolina
University invites Altacal members (and others) to take a Hobbyist
Survey at http://ncsu.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_7OOsR9G0Pkp5I2N.
June - Altacal Audubon's Potluck
Monday, June 17, 2013 6:30 p.m. Chico Creek Nature Center
Well it’s that time again! Time for our annual potluck dinner.
Come join us and celebrate friendships and our common love for birds and the natural world at our annual potluck dinner. Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. at Chico Creek Nature Center. We will have a chance to visit with old friends and new ones; talk about birds and birding, share stories of recent and future adventures and travels. Also share with the group some interesting facts on one of your favorite birds.
It’s been another remarkable year for Altacal Audubon and this will be our last chance to get together as a group until our next program in September. Remember, there are no programs during July and August so you don’t want to miss this one. Bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself or to share, a plate and fork, and a chair if you like.
June 1, Saturday - BIRDS & TREES WALK AT CSU BUTTE CREEK ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE
Trip leaders: Joseph O’Neil, Certified Arborist; Skip Augur and Pam Hansen
We will explore the native trees, shrubs and the birds of Butte Creek. This is a 4 to 5 mile intermediate hike along the creek (and over some logs) down to the pond. Bank Swallows, Cooper’s Hawks, Yellow breasted Chats, and assorted warblers have been seen here in early summer. Turtles, otters and jumping salmon may also be seen. Bring sturdy shoes/boots, water, and snacks for this 3 hour hike.
Meet at the parking lot of the preserve at 9:00 am. The preserve is on Honey Run Road about 3 miles off the Skyway, just past 1182. For information, contact Joseph O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 26 - 28, Friday - Sunday - LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
Beat the heat and head for the high country just up the road in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This will be a great weekend to bird and socialize with our neighboring Audubon chapters. We have reserved a site at Lost Creek Group Campground. This year, Wintu Audubon and possibly another chapter will have their Lassen trip on the same weekend. We’ll explore various parts of the park each day. You can join us for one or more of the hikes, kayak or canoe on your own at Manzanita Lake, explore the park on your own, or lounge in camp and let the birds come to you. The birding is great right in the campground area. We’ll get together for dinner and campﬁre socializing in the evenings and perhaps take a night hike to look for owls. Come for all or part of the weekend. If you aren’t interested in camping, you can join us just for the day. There is a $10 fee per car to enter the park and we will share the campsite fee. Group size is limited. If you would like to join us or need more information, please contact Mary Muchowski at 530-228-0625 or email@example.com.
Tom Rodgers Uncommon Birds
(2 MB download)
|Altacal Audubon Society has had an exciting opportunity to create an educational brochure to inform landowners along the Sacramento River about Bank Swallows (Riparia riparia), their nesting habitat, and incentive programs to help protect them. Members Carolyn Short, Raina King and I were awarded a grant to create the brochure and companion website by the Fund for Wild Nature. Go to Bankswallows.org to learn more about this species population on the Sacramento River.||
2006: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
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Those Amazing Birds
Dawn Garcia's BirdBling Blog
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