The Sacramento Audubon Society Board of Directors meet on the last Tuesday of each month. Please contact the President if you wish to attend - President@sacramentoAudubon.org
The minutes of past Board Meetings can be found here.
Directions: From California Avenue in Carmichael, turn into Ancil Hoffman Park on Tarshes Drive. Follow Tarshes past the entrance kiosk. At the next stop sign turn left on to San Lorenzo Way and drive a few hundred yards. The Nature Center parking lot will be on your right. Please note that the Palm Ave only allows vehicles to exit the park onto Palm. There is no entry at the end of Palm Ave.
To get customized directions, in the map on right click on the blue "Directions" (near top right corner), and enter where you are coming from.
Meetings begin at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Effie Yeaw Nature Center Assembly Room, 7PM Come early to wander the grounds and bird or visit.
Rediscovering Peru by Vivek Tiwari
"Peru has been my first love - at least when it comes to neotropical birding! My first two trips to the neotropics were to Peru and though I have since traveled elsewhere in Central and South America in the intervening 20 years, I always yearned to get back to my first love. I was able to do this in 2015, primarily motivated by the rediscoveries associated with three special species - the White-masked Antbird, described in 1937 and then lost to science until it was rediscovered in 2001 in western Amazonian Peru; the Scarlet-banded Barbet, discovered in 1996 but only recently rediscovered at an 'accessible' site; and the Long-whiskered Owlet, the archetype of a 'mythical' species, known only from mist-netted specimens, until it was recently rediscovered at a site accessible by birders. Besides providing a chance to fulfill the dream of seeing these target birds in the field (along with other extreme endemics from the east Andean slope of N Peru), this would also be my first trip to Peru since I started photography.
The second part of the trip was different but equally fulfilling, rediscovering, as a family, Machu Pichu and the lowland rainforests of SE Peru. In the process we caught up with some of my old nemeses (Harpy!) and got reacquainted with some of the quintessential neotropical birds. In this talk I will share the successes and the misses, and the unique challenges of being the only photographer traveling with a group of some extreme birders (including 2 of the top world-listers). The photos below are for some of the other more widespread species. You will need to come to the talk to find out which of the special targets I was able to capture."
Vivek loves to share his passion for birds since he started birding during college in India. Since then he’s lived and birded in North America – 5 years on the East coast during graduate school at Princeton University and the last 20 years as a Santa Clara County resident. A trip to the Peruvian Amazon while he was in graduate school was the realization of a childhood dream, and since then he has traveled extensively in Central and South America and draws upon this experience in comparing and contrasting the Old and New World avifaunas in his talks. A self-described “birder first”, Vivek took up bird photography as a way of enhancing the birding experience but finds himself increasingly drawn to bird photography as a rewarding and consuming pursuit in its own right. Vivek works at Intel Corporation and frequently travels to the Intel campus in Folsom, so the Sacramento area is almost a second home. In his spare time Vivek organizes and leads trips to India (www.Naturally-India.com) and is the Coordinator for the South Asian Natural History Network (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2017-18 Meeting Dates
September 21, 2017 Migrating and Wintering Locations of Swainson's Hawks by Dan
Airola/Update on Habitat Preservation for Swainson's Hawks in
Sacramento by Judith Lemare.
October 19, 2017 Sandhill Crane Biology and Viewing by Paul Tebbel
November 9, 2017 Yolo Bypass State Wildlife Area by Robin Kulakow
January 18, 2018 Norway/Svalbard by Ed Harper
February 15, 2018 Cuba by Marti Ikehara
March 15, 2018 Birding Spots of I-5 by Harry Fuller
April 19, 2018 Rediscovering Peru by Vivek Tiwari
May 17, 2018 South Africa by Biologists Without Borders
Past Presentations at the General Meetings:
A Visit to Borneo
Shrinking Salton Sea
Things that Sting and Bite
Historical Records Into ebird
A Year in the Life of a North American Owl
The Game Warden's Son
Wildlife of Indian, Bhutan, and Thailand
Birds of South America
Birds and Wildlife of Northern Japan
Why we bird
Our Changing Oceans
Birds of Saudi Arabia
Birds & Culture of Oaxaca
Rattlesnakes Northern Saw-whet Owls Flammulated Owls of Lake Davis California Spiders Tricolored Blackbirds Bird Learning, Instinct, and Intelligence Wetlands of California's Central Valley
Birds of Sierra Nevada Midway Atoll Albatrosses Wood Ducks Saw-whet Owl migration
White-nosed syndrome in Bats Sierra Nevada Adaptive Mgmt Project Birds of Borneo Indonesian Birds
Sacramento Region's Ecosystems
San Juaquin River Restoration History of Falconry Ring Tailed Cats eBird Birding Montana Pelagic Birds Arctic Summer