September Events

September Program Meeting

Exploring the Colombian Southwest Andes and Intermountain Valleys
Gordon Beebe

Redbud Audubon welcomes Gordon Beebe, President of Madrone Audubon Society, who
will present “Exploring the Colombian Southwest Andes and Intermountain Valleys” on Thursday, September 17.Blue-capped Tanager

Torrent Ducks, Cock-of-the-Rock and more are shown in photos, video, and audio recordings, all seamlessly integrated into the presentation. Experience the visual beauty and unique songs and calls of the birds of the varied habitats of southwest Colombia, from the valleys, cloud forest, freshwater lagoon and rivers, to the páramo, high in the Andes.

Watch the antics of a Black-billed Mountain Toucan as it feeds in the cloud forest, see five species of Antpittas up close at Río Blanco Preserve, hear the unusual song of the Jet Antbird at Sonso Lagoon, and delight in the Buffy Helmetcrest, a hummingbird of the Páramo.

Gordon Beebe is a project coordinator for the Sonoma County Breeding Bird Atlas, a Saturday bird walk leader, and the website editor for Madrone Audubon. He lives with his wife Judy in Santa Rosa, CA.

Join us for our September program, Thursday, September 17 with refreshments at 7:00 p.m. and program at 7:15 p.m. in the Glebe Social Hall, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 4085 Main Street, Kelseyville.

September Field Trip to Rodman Preserve

Please join the Redbud Audubon Society for our first field trip of the year, Saturday, September 19 starting at 9 a.m. at the Rodman Preserve, 6350 Westlake Road near Upper Lake. Take the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff off of Highway 29 between Lakeport and Upper Lake. Turn east onto the cutoff, then left on to Westlake Road. The preserve entry is to the immediate right after turning on to Westlake.

This will be an enjoyable walk with field trip leader, Pat Harmon. There will be both songbirds, raptors and possibly migrating warblers. It is an easy hike lasting about two hours.

The preserve is owned and operated by the Lake County Land Trust. This walk will take the place of the usual Saturday morning walk at the Preserve presented by Land Trust volunteers.