San Mateo County, California
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Biological Exploration of the Mekongga Mountains, Sulawesi, Indonesia
The Big Sit! October 8, 2017
Thanks for all who participated - donations are still welcome!
1937 - 2017
It is with sadness that we report the recent loss of our colleague Rick Baird,
who passed away on September 13.
Rick served for many years on the boards of both the Sequoia Audubon
Society and Audubon Canyon Ranch. After moving from Foster City to Sonora in 2004, he likewise served in a number of positions on the board of the Central Sierra Audubon Society. Audubon was one of the great passions of his life; he was gentle and quietly spoken, but had great determination to accomplish things that he thought important to the organization.
There will be a celebration of Rick's life for friends and family on Sunday,
October 22nd at the Mountain Springs Golf Club in Sonora from 3pm – 5pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in his name to
SAS, CSAS, or Audubon Canyon Ranch.
2017 Christmas Bird Counts
The annual Christmas Bird Counts for San Mateo County are among Sequoia Audubon's favorite traditions. Sequoia's first Crystal Springs count was in 1948 with Santa Clara Audubon and began regular annual counts in 1955. The Año Nuevo Count began in 1972.
Crystal Springs CBC, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Año Nuevo CBC, Saturday, December 30, 2017
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Open positions include:
- Program Committee: Help arrange speakers for the monthly meetings.
- See the Volunteer Page for other opportunities to help Sequoia Audubon Society
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
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