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Adopt-A-Highway cleanup

As many of you know, CSAS has adopted a stretch of Highway 120 overlooking Lake Don Pedro, in order to keep it clear of garbage. The Audubon club does this once every other month.  We invite you to join us for a pleasant social couple of hours.  We meet at Perko’s in Sonora  at 7:30 am to carpool to the Lake Don Pedro Vista parking lot at the west end of the bridge. We will be starting one-half hour after meeting at Perko’s and be finished with two hours.  To find out when the next Adopt-A-Highway cleanup will be please call Tom Harrington at 694-8564 or email Tom.
Rain will cancel a cleanup day, so if weather is in doubt, call Tom Harrington before 7 am on the day it is scheduled.

2020 Christmas Bird Counts

Sonora CBC – Saturday, December 19

The Sonora CBC will take place this year on Saturday, December 19th. I am, once again, pleading with you all to help us out in counting. We need bodies to pound the pavement in search of our avian friends. Your birding expertise can be anywhere on the spectrum from novice to expert. All you need to participate is the drive to be outside and assist in the largest Citizen Science undertaking in the world. Even if you cannot participate in the field, bird feeders in our yards are, collectively, a huge source of sightings. You can help us out from the comfort and safety of your home.
This Count will be one of over 2600 worldwide. Each Count Circle has a diameter of 15 miles and is broken into sectors. Each sector is headed by someone with birding experience. The group travels throughout the area by car or foot and counts EVERY bird that is seen or heard. The data is used, along with other sources of data, to study trends in bird populations throughout the world.
In the past, we would all congregate at a local restaurant and compile the day’s data. This year, due to the pandemic, we will NOT be congregating at a restaurant. I will establish a meeting time and place to collect the information.
Contact Steven Umland at 209.352.6985 or at stevenum71@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to join us.

Calaveras CBC – Saturday, January 2

The Calaveras CBC will be run again this season by Keith & Sandra Maurer as they have done in the last few years. This event will also follow social distancing guidelines and there will not be a meeting at the end of day. Count data can be supplied via USPS or email, details in the November Squawker.
Contact Keith & Sandra at kandsmaurer@goldrush.com