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Sep
4
Wed
2019
Wednesday Walk- Fresno Wastewater Treatment Plant @ Walmart Parking lot
Sep 4 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

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On Wednesday 4 September 2019 we will be visiting the Fresno Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP). Logistics of entry requires that names be submitted in advance to the plant security personnel. Please register for the event using your name as it appears on your Government-issued ID no later than Friday 30 August. You must bring that ID with you to be allowed entry. By registering to attend this event you are binding yourself to the terms of Fresno Audubon Society’s Liability Waiver. The liability waiver can be found at https://bit.ly/2Kj5vbl.
The group will meet at the Walmart parking lot at the corner of Ashlan and Blackstone at 7:45 am for an 8:00 am departure to the WTP. Secondary meeting point is at the facility, 5607 W Jensen Ave, Fresno, CA 93706 at 8:15 am. With migration beginning we expect to see plenty of shorebirds and other migrants and perhaps Peregrine Falcons. After birding the ponds we will move to Kearney Park for lunch and a chance at Yellowbilled Magpies.
Checklist: ID, binoculars, bird guide, water, sun protection and lunch.
Leader: Robert Snow, rsnow@fresnoaudubon.org, (650) 483-2347

 

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Saturday Walk – Pinnacles National Park
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

California Condor

California Condor

Join Robert Snow for a trip to Pinnacles National Park; there’s good chance you will see California Condors. We will meet in the parking lot at the Target located in the Marketplace at El Paseo (Herndon and Golden State Blvd.) at 7:00 am and carpool to the park. The trip will take 2.5 hours of drive time, so we will stop along the way to bird and stretch our legs. Please note that this is a national park, and thus a fee is charged. Bring your National Park Pass, if you have one.  This will be a long day trip, returning around 5 pm, so plan accordingly.

Please register for the trip here so we know how many to expect.

Checklist:  binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Directions to the meeting place

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Wednesday Walk – Mariposa Grove/Wawona
Sep 18 @ 7:45 am – 3:00 pm

Pileated Woodpecker by Gary Woods

The Fresno Audubon trip on Wednesday, September 18, will be to Wawona and Mariposa Grove. We will meet at the Target parking lot at Riverpark shopping center at 7:45 am for an 8:00 am departure to Wawona. We will bird in and around the meadow at Wawona, then head to Mariposa Grove. Cars are no longer allowed at Mariposa Grove, so we will take the park shuttle bus from Wawona to the Grove, and carry our food and birding equipment with us. Please note that this is a national park, and thus a fee is charged. Bring your National Park Pass, if you have one.

Please register here so we know how many to expect.

Checklist: binoculars, bird guide, water, sun protection, and lunch.

Leaders: Rachel Clark tanagergirl@gmail.com (515) 357-0122 and Susan Estep estepmail@yahoo.com (402)212-1215

Map to meeting location:

 

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Wednesday Walk – Avocado Lake/Choinumni Park
Oct 2 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

This often overlooked little jewel of a birding site has a large open lake, riparian areas along the Kings River, and oak woodlands. It’s a great place for fall migrants, woodpeckers, nuthatches, sparrows, finches, including Lawrence’s Goldfinch, towhees, and raptors. Early wintering waterfwol may be on the lake,along with possible Common Loons. We’ll meet at 7:45am aat the Walmart parking lot at Ashlan and Blackstone for an 8am departure.

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip Leader: Larry Parmeter (559)276-8753, lanpar362@gmail.com

Click here for a map to the meeting place

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Saturday Walk – Kaweah Oaks
Oct 12 @ 6:45 am – 2:00 pm

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip Leader: Kevin Enns-Rempel Kevin.Enns-Rempel@fresno.edu

Directions to the assembly point are here.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Wednesday Walk – Cricket Hollow/Kings River
Oct 23 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

We will go visit Cricket Hollow Park along the Kings River in Reedley. This is a very productive area that promises many riparian birds, as well as raptors, towhees, and finches. There is also a trail that goes from the park along the river near Reedley College that is also rich in birds. For FAS it’s a new and somewhat different site that should be exciting and engaging. Meet at 7:45am at the WalMart parking lot.

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip Leader: Larry Parmeter (559)276-8753, lanpar362@gmail.com

Directions to the assembly point are here.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Wednesday Walk – Del Puerto Rd
Nov 6 @ 7:45 am – 2:00 pm

This trip will take us west of Patterson to a river canyon road that goes from the valley up to the mountain divide with varying altitude and habitat. Lunch will be at Frank Raines Park.

Meeting location: Target at Herndon and Highway 99
Directions to the meeting place

Secondary meeting location: near I-5 Chevron at Rogers Rd and Sperry Ave on the western outskirts of Patterson.

Directions to secondary meeting location

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip leader: Clayton Dahlen dahlenmc@yahoo.com (559)593-2367

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Saturday Walk – Panoche Valley
Nov 16 @ 6:45 am – 3:00 pm

Meeting location: Walmart at Blackstone and Ashlan

Map to meeting location

Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

Trip Leader: Rachel Clark tanagergirl@gmail.com (515)357-0122

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Saturday Walk – Ball Ranch
Nov 19 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm

Lewis’s Woodpecker by Gary Woods

Ball Ranch is on the San Joaquin River Parkway between Friant Rd and the San Joaquin River downstream from Lost Lake. Habitats include grasslands, oak woodlands, ponds, wetlands and riparian. Please meet at the River Center at 11605 N Old Friant Roa, Fresno CA at 7:45 AM for an 8:00 AM departure we will carpool to Ball Ranch. We will drive part of the property and may walk about a mile but you may bird around the parking areas if you prefer. There are no restrooms or picnic tables on this property. We plan to finish by noon and have lunch at the River Center.

Lewis’s Woodpeckers have been observed on this property along with other woodpecker species. Hawks, eagles, ducks, herons, egrets, sparrows, wrens, thrushes, gulls, grebes and many more may be seen on this outing.
Checklist
binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios

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Tuesday Walk – Ball Ranch
Nov 19 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm

Lewis’s Woodpecker by Gary Woods

 

NOTE DAY CHANGE!!!

Ball Ranch, on the San Joaquin River Parkway, offers various habitats, including grasslands, wetlands, ponds, riparian areas and oak groves. Cormorants, ducks, mergansers, grebes, raptors, sparrows, finches, quail, gnatcatchers, woodpeckers and many others can be found there. Occasionally we have found Lewis’s Woodpeckers.

There are no restrooms on this property. We will walk a mile or more on dirt roads, but most of the area can be driven for those who prefer driving. Please meet at the Target in the River Park Shopping Center near Highway 41 and East El Paso Ave at 7:45 am for an 8:00 am departure. We plan to be finished by noon. The gate to the property must be locked while we are on the property so plan to stay until noon. The gate will be opened at noon for those who want to leave or you may stay and have lunch at the site.
Checklist:  binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios
Trip leader: George Folsom geofolsom@gmail.com (559)351-7192

Click here for a link to the meeting location