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...
Wednesday Walk – Basalt Campground 7:45 am
Wednesday Walk – Basalt Campground @ Target
May 15 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm
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...
Introduction to Birding at the River Center 8:00 am
Introduction to Birding at the River Center @ San Joaquin River Parkway
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Join the River Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon for an Introduction to Birding Class at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies. Class participants will learn how to use binoculars, why birding is a fun and valuable hobby, and about the resources available to help...
Saturday Field Trip – Swanson Meadow 6:45 am
Saturday Field Trip – Swanson Meadow @ Walmart
May 25 @ 6:45 am – 3:00 pm
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...
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
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...
THERE WILL BE NO MAY GENERAL MEETING
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
Join the River Parkway Trust and Fresno Audubon for an Introduction to Birding Class at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies.
Class participants will learn how to use binoculars, why birding is a fun and valuable hobby, and about the resources available to help identify birds. After the initial class work, participants will accompany Fresno Audubon experts on a bird walk around the River Center property including the Hidden Homes Trail. This class will begin at the Wisteria Shade Arbor just north of the Ranch House.
Participants should bring binoculars, snacks, water, and sun protection. Fresno Audubon will have binoculars to loan for anyone who doesn’t have their own pair.
There is no cost to attend, but you must register here to attend; https://www.riverparkway.org/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2019/05/19/1004/-/introduction-to-birding-at-the-river-center
Children are welcome.
FAS board meetings are open to the public.
Come join us to help plan the field trips for the next birding season. If you have ideas on new destinations or old favorites you haven’t visited in awhile, you can join us or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served.