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

CBC Schedule for 2015/2016 for YAAS

We will post additional information at a later date, including meeting places and times.

Oakhurst CBC: Friday, December 18, 2015 Contact Vernon Johnson (559) 683-6994

Mariposa CBC: Saturday, December 19, 2015 Contact Lowell Young (209) 966-2547

Yosemite CBC: Sunday, December 20, 2015 Contact Sarah Stock (209) 379-1435

Merced National Wildlife Refuge: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Contact Larry Parmeter (559)276-8753

Other area CBCs:

Waterford/La Grange CBC - Saturday, December 19, 2015 (Stanislaus Audubon).  Meet at the Fruityard Restaurant at 7948 Yosemite Avenue in Modesto.  Breakfast at 6:00 a.m., area assignments at 6:30 a.m.  Compiler, Harold Reeve, 538-0885

Los Banos CBC - Monday, December 28, 2015 (Stanislaus Audubon).  Meet at the Black Bear Diner at 955 W. Pacheco Blvd in Los Banos.  Breakfast at 6:00 a.m., area assignments at 6:30 a.m. Compiler, John Fulton at 209 826-1101 home/messages 209-201-6307 cell 

Caswell/Westly CBC - Sunday, January 3, 2016 (Stanislaus Audubon). Meet at Denny's at 2052 W Orangeburg Avenue in Modesto. Breakfast at 6:00 a.m., area assignments at 6:30 a.m.  Compiler, Harold Reeve, 538-0885

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