YOSEMITE AREA AUDUBON SOCIETY

Thanks to Pete Devine of the Yosemite Conservancy for a great field trip to Foresta in Yosemite. This is one of our Sierra’s resident owls, the diminutive Northern Pygmy-Owl, seen in Foresta on 5/20/17.

 

 

 

 

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Interpretive Bird Banding Dates
Wednesday, June 21 @ Hodgdon Meadow
Friday, June 30 @ Big Meadow
Monday, July 3 @ Crane Flat Meadow
Thursday, July 13 @ Crane Flat Meadow
Friday, July 21 @ Hodgdon Meadow
Wednesday, August 2 @ Crane Flat Meadow

You are invited to spend a morning experiencing Yosemite’s birds as part of Yosemite’s Legacy Songbird Banding Program. You will see “science in action” and learn to identify lots of different bird species up-close. You will tour mist-nets, watch a bird banding demonstration, learn some bird identification techniques, and discuss the importance of bird conservation. You will learn why bird banding is so important for protecting birds and their habitats in Yosemite.

Where/When
At 6:30 am, meet a biologist from Yosemite… Continue reading

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017

MEET: Yosemite Conservancy office, 5020 El Portal Rd. by the post office and the historic trains in El Portal. We can use the bathroom there and there’s a shop nearby if people need coffee, gas or supplies. Foresta has no restrooms or services.

TIME: 7:45a

Join us for our Spring outing to Foresta in Yosemite NP, aka Big Meadow.  We will begin in El Portal and make stops along the Merced River corridor to look for Peregrine Falcons and Black Swifts.  We’ll spend most of our time afoot in Foresta looking for woodpecker species, raptors, dippers, swifts and warblers, covering approximately 2 miles of remarkably diverse habitats. We’ll carpool into the park. Yosemite Conservancy will supply entrance fee waivers.  Approximate end time is 1-1:30p back in El Portal.

Bring:  Binoculars,… Continue reading

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS

The variegated meadowhawk is among the species of dragonflies and damselflies biologist and author Tim Manolis will feature in a Yosemite Area Audubon slide presentation at the Oakhurst Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11. The program is free and the public is welcome. Photo credit: Matthew Matthiessen

The arrival of spring each year heralds a time of rebirth, renewal and the emergence of new life forms. Among the myriad plants and wildlife species that ornament, refresh and animate the spring landscape are the “odes” of the insect world, members of the order Odonata (“toothed ones”), more commonly known people as dragonflies and damselflies.

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will feature these striking insects at its monthly program in Oakhurst Thursday, May 11. Tim Manolis, a noted artist, writer, and field biologist who earned… Continue reading

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