Spring Birdhouse Sale
Saturday, April 20, 2013
April 20th is the date Central Sierra Audubon Society’s semi-annual Birdhouse Sale. This is held in conjunction with the Sierra Foothills Chapter of the California Native Plant Society’s plant sale, and is located at Rocca Park in Jamestown. The sale will be from 9:00 AM to Noon and the club will start setting up at 8:00AM. Bird houses and bird feeders, bat houses, books, 2013 Audubon calendars and our club T-shirts will all be available for purchase. Bird house plans and wood is available for building bird boxes to donate for the sale. Help at the sale is always needed, so call Tom to schedule your time to help. For wood, or plans, please call Tom Harrington, 694-8564, or email Tom for wood, plans or to help at the sale.
2013 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua
June 14 through 16
Lee Vining, CA
The 12th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua’s program will be available on the Internet early in 2013 at www.birdchautauqua.org. Registration will begin Monday, April 15 at 6:30am PDT, and the more popular events always fill up quickly. There will be a schedule of events, and complete program information on their web site usually some time in March. Don’t miss out on this great event!
June 2013, Nome, Alaska
Rich Cimino, who presented our October is leading five birding field trips in June to Nome, Alaska, starting May 28, June 1, 6, 10 and 14, 2013. He will donate $150.00 for every Central Sierra Audubon Society member who goes on one of the trips. Nome is a frontier town accessible only by boat and airplane. Bordered on the west and south by the Bering Sea, and the north and east by miles of trackless wilderness, Nome is a fascinating birding destination. During June and July the Midnight Sun is at its brightest, the tundra is in full bloom, and the birds and mammals are breeding.
The tour will cover the prime birding areas along the seacoast and the beautifully blooming alpine tundra surrounding Nome. Most of the birds are in their resplendent breeding plumages — rarely if ever seen in the “Lower 48.” He will make an extra effort to locate some of the accidental Asian species that regularly occur at Nome.
Cost per person is $2500.00 which includes a $150.00 donation to CSAS. This includes lodging, ground transportation, airport transfers, and guide services. Not included are airfare and meals. The tours are limited to four participants. The guide will be Rich Cimino of Yellowbilled Tours, a Bay Area resident and CSAS member. Rich is also leading trips to New Mexico and Wisconsin in 2013. He will donate $50.00 for each CSAS member that goes on one of these trips. For more information, contact Rich Cimino at 925-353-0266, email Rich Cimino, or visit the website www.yellowbilledtours.com.