San Mateo County, California
June 8, 2017
Plovers in a Changing Environment
New Photo Resource
Donna Pomeroy has assembled a remarkable resource for birders - a photographic guide to the 240 most common bird species in San Mateo County! Here's the link (it's on iNaturalist).
Rare Arctic bird leaves fans flying
Birding the Borders Series 2017
SEQUOIA AND SANTA CLARA VALLEY AUDUBON
San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties are blessed with some of the best birding in California! In 2017 SAS and SCVAS are collaborating to bring a series of three field trips that will be held along the borders between our two counties. Destinations include:
1. San Francisquito Creek and O'Connor Pond – February 19, 8:30am
2. Los Trancos and Monte Bello OSP – date to be determined
3. Menlo Park/Palo Alto along most westerly sections of San Francisquito Creek – date to be determined
Each trip in this "package" of field trips will be run by our most experienced and popular field trip leaders from both SAS and SCVAS, so come along and enjoy "Birding the Border" with us!
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of Sequoia Audubon Society please consider joining the
Board. While all members' ideas are welcome and encouraged, participating as a Board or Committee Member increases the opportunity to get involved in the "nuts & bolts" of the chapter. We have several open positions at this time, as shown below. Please have a look and let us know if you (or anyone you know!) are interested by contacting Sequoia Audubon at: (650) 529-1454 or email@example.com
Open positions include:
- Program Committee: Help arrange speakers for the monthly meetings.
- See the Volunteer Page for other opportunities to help Sequoia Audubon Society
Bringing Wildlife Home: Creating Backyard Gardens for Birds
Switching to natives and incorporating bird-safe components doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. A mosaic of native gardens in urban setting can mitigate habitat loss by providing effective food, shelter, breeding sites and migration refugia. Transitioning to natives prepares backyard habitats and wildlife for climate change, reduces water use, and provides a path for active, positive action.
Is a Drone disturbing Wildlife?
What you can do if you see a drone disturbing wildlife:
- Contact the Redwood City Police "non-emergency" number 650-780-7100
- Contact Department of Fish and Game by using the CalTIP program
- Get the license plate number of the drone operator's vehicle.
- Obtain a photo or video of the operator using the drone in a manner, which is disturbing the birds. However, do not put yourself in danger while doing this.
Baby Birds in Distress
To report a baby bird in distress please contact the Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Rescue,
650-340-7022, or take it to their center at 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo
If at all possible please leave the baby where it is because the adults will usually continue to feed and care for it.
Sequoia Audubon has registered in the
Learn Bird Sounds and Benefit
San Mateo County eBird Records
The immense power of the eBird database lends itself to instant availability of data.
Visit this link at eBird for San Mateo Co. sightings.
Sequoia Audubon Society protects native birds and other wildlife and their ecosystems in San Mateo County by engaging people of all ages in conservation, education, advocacy and enjoyment.
Become a Member of Sequoia Audubon
The Sequoia Audubon Society is committed to equal opportunity and abides by all relevant laws and regulations. All Sequoia Audubon programs and volunteer opportunities are administered without regard to race, gender, creed, national origin, age, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical, mental or sensory handicap, or any other basis prohibited by law. However, Sequoia Audubon reserves the right to exclude volunteers who do not support its goals.