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Central Central Sierra Audubon Society’s Listserv was established in January of 2007. Headquartered in Sonora, California. Members are expected to post recent sightings, ask questions and exchange information on birds and birding knowledge roughly within the boundaries of the society’s region of California. This area includes Calaveras and Tuolumne counties and welcomes members from all over. Our club would like to build up a database of sightings, and your participation is needed. It is very easy to join: Just send an email to the Webmaster and request to join the CSAS_Birds Listserv. You will receive an “invitation” via email and then all you need to do is click on the line to join. It is that easy!  If you have any questions, send an email and he will get back to you.

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center — Headquartered in Twain Harte, CSERC is our foremost defender of more than 2,000,000 acres of forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands, roadless areas, old growth groves, scenic oak woodlands, and other precious areas within the central region of the Sierra Nevada. John Buckley is the executive director.

Central Valley Bird Club holds an educational and informative Symposium each year in November in Stockton.

Mother Lode Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Center — an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of injured/diseased/orphaned wildlife, specializing in birds, squirrels and other small mammals.

San Joaquin Audubon Society serves the communities of Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Escalon, Ripon, and Lathrop — All of San Joaquin County.

Tuolumne Group of The Sierra Club — Consists of Sierra Club members who are residents of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. The website has information about the group, their newsletter, programs or hikes.

Sacramento Audubon Society — Serves the communities of the Sacramento County area.

Stanislaus Audubon Society — Serves the communities of Stanislaus and Merced counties.

Yosemite Area Audubon Society — Serves the communities of Mariposa and eastern Madera counties.


Audubon California has information on California Audubon’s current issues, California Chapters, Centers and Sanctuaries. The state organization includes more than 50,000 members and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California.

Birding List Digest initially listing many listservs in California. The web site has now become a nationwide listing digest. You can see what recent birds have been seen in many areas of California, and now many additional sites in the nation.

Sierra Club California, created in 1986 is by far the largest environmental organization in the state, with approximately 170,000 members.  On the state level it promotes the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of California’s environment, and enables chapters and grassroots activists to speak as one voice to promote California conservation.

Sierra Forest Legacy — The primary goal is protecting and restoring Sierra Nevada national forests and to coordinate and focus the efforts of its member groups and maximize their effectiveness. For information about the organization, You may email us.

Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Our mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. For information about the organization, contact by email.

Threatened and Endangered Bird Species can be found at this site sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game. If you are wondering if a bird or other animal is in danger in California, this site will provide answers.

Joe Morlan’s California Birding Pages is the site of the well-respected ornithology professor at City College of San Francisco. There are excellent birding links on California birding and info on publications and classes.

The Nature Conservancy of California has programs for Biodiversity Conservation in California. This site describes their activities.


American Ornithological Society is one of the oldest and largest organizations in the world devoted to the scientific study of birds. Checklists for North America, and also a complete list of bird species are available for downloading.

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology website is filled with photos, bird songs, information and conservation projects for birders of all skill levels.  Join Project Feeder Watch for backyard birders. Great chance to learn and have fun at the same time.

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program. To quote, “eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds.” Observations of each eBird participant joins those of other members in a worldwide network of eBird users, in time, creating a database for better understanding of bird distribution throughout the world. To Register, click on “Create An Account”, and fill in the blanks choosing your user name, password and email address. After registering, there is a Quick Start Guide that will help you get going with your entries.

National Audubon Society is our parent organization. Find out about important, education and conservation programs, national events and links to local chapters.

The Nature Conservancy preserves habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they need to survive.

The Sierra Club promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions — legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.