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Wednesday Walk – Ball Ranch 7:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Ball Ranch
May 1 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
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...
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Wednesday Walk – Basalt Campground 7:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Basalt Campground @ Target
May 15 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Walk - Basalt Campground @ Target
Join us on a birding outing to Basalt Campground near San Luis Reservoir where many migratory birds stop on their way north in the spring.  We have a chance to see several species of warblers, vireos and flycatchers.  Yellow-billed Magpies are usually found there along...
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Saturday Field Trip – Swanson Meadow 6:45 am
Saturday Field Trip – Swanson Meadow @ Walmart
May 25 @ 6:45 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday Field Trip - Swanson Meadow @ Walmart
Join us for a day of mountain birding at Swanson Meadow near Shaver Lake. We will also walk along the Nevins Road bike trail and perhaps visit Bretz Mill Road area. We expect to see Western Tanager and perhaps Green-tailed Towhee. We’ve even had Pileated...
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Wednesday Walk – Kings Canyon/Grant’s Grove 7:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Kings Canyon/Grant’s Grove
May 29 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Walk - Kings Canyon/Grant's Grove
Please join us for the final field trip of the 2018-2019 birding season. The first stop will be at the turnoff to Sequoia Lake to bird on foot a ways down the Millwood Road; then on to Grant Grove Village (park entrance fee or pass required) where we’ll...
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2019
Wednesday Walk – Ball Ranch
May 1 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
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. 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

Click here for a link to the meeting location

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Friday Walk – Millerton Lake – CANCELED
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Wednesday Walk – Basalt Campground @ Target
May 15 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
Yellow-billed Magpie, Basalt Campground, by Jeremy Neipp

Yellow-billed Magpie, Basalt Campground, by Jeremy Neipp

Join us on a birding outing to Basalt Campground near San Luis Reservoir where many migratory birds stop on their way north in the spring.  We have a chance to see several species of warblers, vireos and flycatchers.  Yellow-billed Magpies are usually found there along with other resident birds.   Roosting owls are frequently observed.  Time allowing, we may bird along the south side of the reservoir or the forebay.

We will be entering a state park with a $10 per car fee so carpool to save money as well as the environment.  There are restrooms and picnic tables in the campground.  Please meet in front of Target in the Marketplace at El Paseo Shopping Center parking lot near Herndon and Highway 99 at 7:45 AM.  We plan to be finished by 1:00 PM.

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

Click here for a link to the meeting location

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2019
Saturday Field Trip – Swanson Meadow @ Walmart
May 25 @ 6:45 am – 3:00 pm
Western Tanager (female) by Gary Woods

Western Tanager (female) by Gary Woods

Join us for a day of mountain birding at Swanson Meadow near Shaver Lake. We will also walk along the Nevins Road bike trail and perhaps visit Bretz Mill Road area. We expect to see Western Tanager and perhaps Green-tailed Towhee. We’ve even had Pileated Woodpecker in past years. We will meet at the parking lot of Walmart at Ashlan and Blackstone at 6:45 am for a 7:00 am departure. This will be a full day, returning between 3 and 4 pm,  so bring lunch and water.
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios
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Wednesday Walk – Kings Canyon/Grant’s Grove
May 29 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
Green-tailed Towhee by Gary Woods

Green-tailed Towhee by Gary Woods

Please join us for the final field trip of the 2018-2019 birding season. The first stop will be at the turnoff to Sequoia Lake to bird on foot a ways down the Millwood Road; then on to Grant Grove Village (park entrance fee or pass required) where we’ll bird around the meadow behind the store and possibly into the adjacent Crystal Springs Campground. Depending on the time we may go down to Grant Grove itself before heading up to the Panoramic Point trailhead for lunch and afterward walk up to the point. Woodpeckers, nuthatches, warblers, vireos, sparrows, finches, tanagers and towhees may reasonably be expected on this outing. (We saw a Northern Goshawk up at Panoramic Point one year – but not to be expected). We should be done between 1pm and 2pm.
We will meet at the parking lot of Walmart at Ashlan and Blackstone at 7:45 am for a 8:00 am departure.
A second assembly point will be the Forest Service office in Dunlap on the left side of H-180 just past Hopewell Rd.
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios