The Yosemite Area Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon California, covering Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties.  The Audubon mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.  We are dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats and native species, and to educating and inspiring others to help protect those resource values. 
We are active "Citizen Scientists", participating for several years in a survey contributing to raptor research, and maintaining an ongoing and expanding nestbox program.  We also manage two Christmas Bird Counts, in Mariposa and Oakhurst.  (Our chapter was featured in this San Francisco Chronicle article about the Christmas Bird Count.)
We offer field trips in the local area and host monthly chapter meetings which always include a fascinating program on topics of interest about our local habitat, birds and conservation.  The chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of each month October through May, and include a special program or speaker.  The public are invited to these free programs.


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Upcoming Events

Yosemite Area Audubon Society Tuesday Trek
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - Hwy 41/Mt. Raymond Road and Environs
Meet: McDonald's on Hwy 41 in Oakhurst at 7:45 A.M.
LeadersNina Jones, (559) 760-1624 or Cheryl Johnson, (209)

"Ventriloquist Owls of Lake Davis" - Program on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the parish hall of the Mariposa Methodist Church in Mariposa. We kick off the program season with a slide presentation by David Arsenault, executive director of the Plumas Audubon Society in Quincy.  He has studied flammulated owlscavity-nesting birds that eat only insectsin the western United States for the past 15 yearsand their mysterious lives continue to captivate him.  Visit our Programs page for more information. 

Join Yosemite Area Audubon Society for Point Blue'€™s 38th Annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon
October 10-11, 2015 (or other dates by arrangement)

If you want to participate in the Bird-A-Thon, contact Lowell Young at or (209) 966-2547 or Cheryl Johnson at or (209) 742-5181 to sign up.

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