TULARE TAPPINGS

Greetings Tulare Kings Bird Enthusiasts,

As the Central Valley moves through Summer, the Tulare Kings Audubon Society Board is planning some exciting Fall events.  Watch for meeting announcements here and in future Tappings. 

2021 Speaker Meetings

“Birds in the Hood” - Friday, Oct. 8th, 7:00pm

Room 107, John Muir Building, College of the Sequoias

 

       Rob Hansen, recently retired College of Sequoias Biology Professor, will speak on the globally significant Swainson's Hawk fall roost in Visalia's Green Acres neighborhood.  Learn about the extensive migration of these hawks and well as their feeding patterns and distribution in the Central Valley.  His presentation is co-sponsored by the College of the Sequoias Science Division.  The John Muir Building is at the southwest corner of COS’s northeast parking lot, the one by the College’s theater.  Look for the TK Audubon sign.  Face masks are required indoors, but parking is free on Friday nights.

The first part of in-person speaker meetings is business and usually lasts 15-20 minutes.  The second part of the meeting includes a presenter on a conservation topic or photo presentation, open questions, and refreshments.  We meet only during the school year (September - May) and we do not have general meetings in December and January.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or would like to volunteer to be a speaker at one of our meetings please contact us through the website by clicking here.

November Sponsored Event

 

Kids vs Climate Chaos - Saturday, November 13th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Picnic Area, Kaweah Oaks Preserve

     Middle and high school students from Tulare County will present a morning of activities geared to kids of all ages. This event, jointly sponsored with the Sequoia Riverlands Trust, is for kids to learn how they can become more involved with other kids in local environmental projects.  Look for further details in the October Tappings.

Tulare County bird lists

2021 Field Trips

For questions, check out the Field Trip FAQ.

Viewing Swainson's Hawk Evening Fly-In - Saturday, October 9th, 4:00 pm 

Meet in the Tulare County Courthouse North Parking Lot, and Rob Hansen will lead us to the Green Acres neighborhood to watch the hawks arrive for their evening roost.

Birding Opportunities in Tulare/Kings County 2021

There are plenty of places to bird in Kings and Tulare County- check out some birding hotspots here!