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


Pixley National

Wildlife Refuge,

Pixley, CA

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 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

Details TBA

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:

*New Location*

St Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall

120 N. Hall Street

Visalia, CA

The Church's parking lot in the 1400 block of West Center St. is the closest to the Parish Hall.


 Speaker Meetings  

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About us

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 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.

Wildlife Emergency?

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

Interested in ways to improve your birding experiences?

Links to other sites of interest and birding sites.



Alison Sheehey's website including maps of where to bird in Kern, Kings, Tulare & Inyo Counties.

Get Involved

See how you can become a part of our Audubon group or check out our informative meetings.

Our events are now on Google Calendar. You can subscribe to our Google Calendar and always be up to date on our events.

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