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We are starting to plan for the 2017-18 Yosemite Area Audubon chapter field trips, and are asking any interested members to let us know if they would like to lead a field trip, or could find someone who would lead. We are always looking for new, interesting birding spots. A leader does not need to be a birding expert but should just be familiar with the area.

Ideally, we would like to schedule field trips on the second Saturday of the month so they could be promoted at the chapter programs which take place on the second Thursday of every month. This is flexible, and we can accommodate any day of the week or month that works for the leader. Our field trips run monthly from October through June. A typical field trip starts at 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. and ends around noon or the early afternoon. Occasionally we have had overnight field trips, such as the one to Mono Lake last year. Field trips don’t have to be limited to birding. In June we had an excellent dragonfly field trip. December is generally taken up with the yearly Audubon Christmas Bird Counts that are scheduled during the latter half of the month.

Also, if anyone has an idea for one of our monthly programs, that information can be forwarded to Len McKenzie at lenmckenzie@yahoo.com.

Below are possible areas for birding:

Stockton Creek
Bass Lake
Merced NWR
Hensley Lake
Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park
White Rock Rd.
Glacier Pt., YNP (Fall and late Spring)
Foresta, YNP
Vernal Pools Preserve, UCMerced
Merced River Canyon
Wawona, YNP
Lost Lake, San Joaquin River

Thank you for your continuing support.

Vern Johnson, YAAS Field Trip Chair
roygbiv@nctv.com
559-760-6327

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