Dedicated to the conservation of birds and our environment.
Photos by Mike Green, Gary Kunkel, Gary Lindquist, Jim Skinner & Linda Wentz
News and Upcoming Events
Field Trips and Special Events
Return of the Cranes
November 16, 2019
Each autumn, thousands of Sandhill Cranes return to Pixley National Wildlife Refuge to spend the winter feeding. At dusk they fly en masse to the Refuge for a spectacle like no other. Meet in the parking lot for an interpretive program at 4pm followed by a walk to the viewing platform- about 1/4 mile- to watch the birds fly in. Bring flashlight, sturdy shoes and layered clothing. Drive HWY 99 south to Ave 56. Turn right (west) on Ave 56. Go 6.7mi. Turn right (north) on Ave 88. Refuge on the left after crossing Deer Creek.
eBirding for Beginners at Circle J
Circle J-Norris Ranch, Springville
November 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. - noon
Explore Circle J Ranch while learning to identify birds. Participants use binoculars, learn birding basics, and use the eBird & Merlin apps to help identify 20 birds in preparation for the SCICON and Circle J Christmas Bird Count. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Nancy Bruce at email@example.com or call (559) 539-2263. Please note: this is not a Tulare County Audubon Event.
120th Annual Christmas Bird Count
The nation's longest-running community science bird project fuels Audubon's work throughout the year. Join a team or count backyard birds! No experience needed. Contact a leader below.
Springville CBC December 14
Contact Dane Fagundes at or at 559 280-7840
Sequoia CBC December 14
Contact Katie Wightman at or at 559 565-4251
Kaweah CBC TBA.
Contact Rob Hansen at or 559 799-7181
Pixley NWR CBC December 17
Contact Joan Parker at or 559 359-0517. Meet at Pixley NWR at 7AM
Lake Kaweah Field Trip
January 11, 2020
Photo by Linda Wentz
Jon Keeley - "Adaptations to Fire by Plants, Animals and Humans"
November 15, 2019, 7:00pm
Dr. Jon Keeley, PhD botanist, works as a fire ecologist and researcher for the US Geological
Survey in Sequoia National Park and as an adjunct professor at UCLA. He will present a history
of the fire patterns in Sequoia forests and scrublands, the innovative ways that plants and
animals adapt, address some implications for the future, and touch on the recent massive
California wildfires. Program starts at 7pm at St Paul’s Episcopal Church at 100 N Hall St, Visalia.
No host dinner at Marie Callender’s, Mooney and Hwy 198, at 5:15pm. where you can
usually meet the speaker
Please note, we are no longer meeting at the Tulare County Board of Supervisors Administration Building:
St Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall
120 N. Hall Street
The Church's parking lot in the 1400 block of West Center St. is the closest to the Parish Hall.
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The mission of Tulare County Audubon is to conserve, protect and to educate the public about the outdoors. We emphasize education and the conservation of birds, and encourage the protection of all our natural resources and the environment.
We meet on the third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. The first part of the meeting is business and usually lasts 15-20 minutes. The second part of the meeting includes a speaker 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. For people interested in a birding site, please go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/tularekingsbirds/info. Then click on "Join this Group." Yahoo! Groups will then ask you to create an account. TheTularekingsbirds has a moderator that sends reports to member email boxes of where birds are reporting live. TulareKingsBirds also has a photo gallery, an archive of rare bird sitings, and a section of files.
Critter Creek Wildlife Station is a non-profit rehabilitation center for wildlife. In case of a wildlife emergency in the San Joaquin Valley call: 559-338-2415