28 Feb Member Meeting – San Joaquin River Bird Surveys
Fresno Audubon Society is about to undertake an ambitious project to survey parts of the San Joaquin River Parkway that are undergoing native plant restoration. We will start by surveying Jensen River Ranch below Woodward Park and the Spano Ranch at River West. We have a group of core participants who have already laid out the route to survey and developed a protocol for the surveys. We want to survey monthly, so there will be plenty opportunity to help with these surveys. If things go well, we may expand to other restoration areas.
Please join us for a training session on this citizen science project. When we surveyed membership last year about citizen science projects, some members were interested but unsure of their abilities to do the surveys. This meeting will be a great opportunity to get involved. We will discuss the goals of the project, the survey methodology and data entry protocols. This project will also become part of the National Audubon Society’s Western Rivers Bird Count project during May-June.
If you can’t make the meeting you can still volunteer to be part of this project by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be able to join a survey session to learn the techniques and be able to participate in future surveys as well.
We hope to see you on March 12, 2019 at 7:00 at UC Center, 550 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710.