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General Meetings

January 18th, 7 p.m. — Bringing Back the California Condor

Alacia Welch and Gavin Emmons will give a talk on a the history and outlook for mainland America’s largest and most endangered bird, the California Condor. Alacia dedicated the last 10 years to California condor recovery by working as a field crew leader at Pinnacles National Park. Meanwhile, Gavin is the longest-running raptor biologist at Pinnacles with 14 years under his belt. Additionally, Gavin works as a technical specialist for the Condor Program. Between the two of them, they have 30 years of experience as naturalists. A love for wildlife and nature guided both of their paths from childhood into their careers. Alacia studied biology at Grinnell College and within a year of graduation took an internship at Pinnacles.  Gavin graduated from Lewis and Clark College with degrees in Anthropology and Sociology and then spent five years doing wildlife work abroad and in California and New Mexico before becoming the raptor biologist at Pinnacles. Here, Alacia and Gavin met and found they shared many interests including birds and travel. After a few years they married and on their trail through life they studied Gouldian finches in Australia, counted raptors in Idaho, and trapped Cape Rockjumpers in South Africa. They continue to enjoy working with the large birds of Pinnacles and traveling when possible.

Join us at 7 PM, January 18th, the third Wednesday of the month, in the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora to enjoytheir presentation. The public is always welcome at our monthly programs and refreshments are served after the program. Products and publications on a wide range of birding topics are on display and on sale at each meeting. For additional information about the program, please call David Harden at 533-1668 or email David.


Upcoming  2017 Public Programs

February 15 — Birds of Alcatraz by Tori Scher

March 15 — To Be Determined by David Wimpfheimer

April 19 — eBird—using it, and its value by Steven Umland

May 17 — To Be Determined by Tom Hahn


Board Meetings

Our board meetings are the third Wednesday of the month, September through May, and are at 3 PM.  They are held at the at the Blood Bank Conference Room behind Rite Aid on Greenley Road, Sonora.  Audubon members are welcome to attend these meetings.  For information you may call Tom Parrington at 928-3835 or email Tom.