Sierra Foothills Audubon Society is headquartered in Grass Valley, California. Our membership area includes Nevada, Placer, Yuba, Sierra and El Dorado County.

Use this site to find out more about the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society chapter. Use the Activities page to participate in our events and Conservation page to foster online communications about issues important to you. Be sure to check our newsletter, The Phoebe.  The free Acrobat reader is needed to read the Phoebe.


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May June 2024

Upcoming Events

Jun
16
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass...
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass...
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 or dcstew@outlook.com This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a ...
Jun
19
Wed
8:30 am Beginners Bird Walk at Auburn Re...
Beginners Bird Walk at Auburn Re...
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Leaders: Kate Brennan & Ann Thomas 530-268-1682 Meet at the children’s playground near the pond on Park Dr. in Auburn. This walk is intended for individuals who are interested in learning to recognize the local birds. However, birders of all levels of experience are welcome, as more eyes and ears help ID more birds. Hopefully you will enjoy this morning ...
Jun
29
Sat
7:30 am Field Trip to Van Vleck Meadow /...
Field Trip to Van Vleck Meadow /...
Jun 29 @ 7:30 am
Leader: Craig Swolgaard This trip will explore a little birded part of the Sierra Nevada off Icehouse Road at 6400 feet elevation. Tells Creek flows through Van Vleck Meadow just west of the Desolation Wilderness. A trailhead for equestrians and hikers begins at the parking lot, but we will follow a road that circles the meadow itself. This is a ...
Jul
21
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass...
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass...
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 or dcstew@outlook.com This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a ...
Jul
27
Sat
7:00 am Field Trip To Martis Creek Reser...
Field Trip To Martis Creek Reser...
Jul 27 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Leader: Allen Bertke 530-913-2272  bertke@pacbell.net Meet at the Nevada County Government Center at 7 AM. Plan to be birding until early afternoon. Bring a lunch, snacks, water, mosquito repellant and be prepared for changeable mountain conditions. Some of the possible birds: Calliope Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Clark’s Nutcracker, Yellow, and Orange-crowned Warblers, Green-tailed Towhee, several sparrow species, Mountain Bluebird, Pygmy Nuthatch, ...
Aug
18
Sun
8:00 am Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass...
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass...
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Leader: Dan Stewart 530-265-4677 or dcstew@outlook.com This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a ...


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