...a couple of exciting upcoming events.
Please join Yolo Audubon and the CVBC in Davis on August 10th for an
outing that will focus on the region's migratory waterbirds,
Swainson's hawks, and wetlands; an outstanding list of speakers are
scheduled for this full day event which promises to be fun and
educational (the agenda is posted at the bottom of this e-mai).
The Central Valley birding Symposium is scheduled for November 21-24
in Stockton. This year's agenda is once again outstanding! Featured
speakers will include Kevin Karlson, Shawneen Finnegan, and Ed
Harper. Workshop and day programs will be presented by Jon Dunn
(gulls), Kimball Garrett(warblers), Andy Engilis (bird specimens),
John Robinson (computer programs for birders), Kelley Sorenson
(Condor Recovery), and Keith Hansen (bird sketching).
Hope to see you there,
Yolo County 10 August 2002
Agenda for August 10th - Davis Wetlands Trip
Join CVBC and Yolo Audubon on August 10th for a birding day
concentrating on shorebirds and other wetland birds. We will meet in
Davis at 7:30 am at the Burger King on Mace Boulevard at I-80. We
will spend the morning visiting local hot spots, such as the City of
Davis Wetlands and Yolo Basin Wildlife Area, along with flooded
alfalfa fields. Besides migrating shorebirds there should be
concentrations of Swainson's hawks, whit-faced ibis, herons, and
After grabbing lunch, we will regroup from 2 to 5pm at the Yolo Basin
Wildlife Area Headquarters on East Chiles Road for presentations and
dessert. Topics include water, shorebird, and ibis distribution in
the Central Valley in late summer (Dave Shuford), Swainson's Hawk
clustering and foraging in late summer (Jim Estep), the expanding
Yolo Basin Wildlife Area (David Feliz/Mary Schiedt), and a look at
the birds of the City of Davis Wetlands (John McNerney). We'll
finish off the day with a CVBC Board Meeting.