Upcoming Eastern Sierra Audubon Programs
When: Now on the FIRST Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) of October, December, February, and April; 7:00 PM (see Events Calendar) and sometimes additional months.
Where: White Mountain Research Center, Owens Valley Station (4 mi. East of Bishop on East Line St., see Map) UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
Evening programs will be preceded by (1) announcements of interest to the membership, and (2) sharing of recent bird sightings and other news on the local natural history scene. Check local news media for possible changes. Everyone is welcome to attend!
April 24th: Kern County Big Year with Susan Steele
NOTE: We will have a pre-program COSA walk with the Audubon Board from 5:30-6:30 before this program. Meet at the west side (left as you face the building) of the USFS/BLM Building where the trailhead is at the back of the parking area, or wherever you see us gathering in that vicinity! We'll get to know each other as we stroll through the lovely COSA and look for birds along the way. If you are interested in helping out with your local "Little Audubon Chapter that Could," this is a perfect opportunity to discuss what you could contribute. Or just come to enjoy a pleasant late afternoon bird walk! Hope to see you there!!
THURSDAY, April 24th, U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop, 7:00-8:30pm
Our April program will be held at the U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop on West Line Street, near the DMV. Our guest speaker, Susan Steele, will be giving a presentation on her Kern County Big Year. Doors open at 6:30, with the presentation starting at 7:00pm.
Kern County Big Year
From January 1st to December 31st 2011, Susan Steele did a Kern County big year. She set out to break the record for the greatest number of species of birds seen in Kern County in one year. Did she do it? Many of you know, and will enjoy hearing some of the details of that crazy year's adventure/slog. Others will have to come to the program to find out. We'll hear about some the many folks who helped, some of the serendipitous finds, and some of the species missed. There will also likely be some photos from Susan's husband, Bob Steele.
Susan Steele's interest in birds began as a child in Idaho with evenings spent on the porch listening to meadowlarks. This interest blossomed into a passion when she moved to the California desert more than 30 years ago. Recently she has taken to spending some of her free time in Aspendell, where she enjoys hiking, looking at flowers, and chasing birds.
Please Note: This program falls on a THURSDAY, rather than our usual Wednesday night program.
Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!
If you have any questions or are interested in presenting a program, please contact our programs coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org; 760-920-8541.