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Upcoming Eastern Sierra Audubon Programs

When: Normally on the FIRST Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) of October, December, February, and April; 7:00 PM (see Events Calendar) and sometimes additional months.
Where: Venues vary - in the past we've held programs at the White Mountain Research Center, Owens Valley Station (4 mi. East of Bishop on East Line St., see Map, or the USFS/BLM Office Meeting Room in Bishop (see Map) - See program details for information and updates.

Evening programs will be preceded by (1) announcements of interest to the membership, and (2) sharing of recent bird sightings and other news on the local natural history scene. Check back here or local news media for possible changes. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Holiday Potluck Candlelight Dinner and Program, December 10th, 6pm


The December 10th meeting is also our annual Holiday potluck candlelight dinner, held at 6pm in the dining room of the White Mountain Research Center.

Do plan to attend as it is a fun event, and bring a friend or neighbor! Every participant should bring a dish (entrée, salad, or dessert to serve at least 6 people, and contribute either juice, soft drinks, wine or beer to the beverage table.) We often run out of food, so we would appreciate contributions of larger portions so there will be sufficient food for everyone. Please bring your own place setting. Audubon will provide coffee, tea, juice, and a touch of wine prior to the dinner. Also, we encourage you to bring more main dishes and salads this year than desserts, as last year we ran out of main dishes, but had leftover desserts. Everyone was still happy and well-fed, though! Arrive by 6pm for our potluck dinner. 

The dinner will be followed by a program at 7pm:

Dancing Birds in the Sagebrush Sea of the Eastern Sierra,
the Bi-State Distinct Population of Greater Sage-Grouse

Join us at White Mountain Research Center, Owens Valley Station, on Wednesday December 10th, 2014, for our annual holiday candle-light potluck dinner (6pm), followed by a special presentation by Sherri Lisius, BLM Wildlife Biologist working with our local Greater Sage-Grouse populations (7pm).

Greater Sage-Grouse

Greater Sage-Grouse caught in the act

Dancing Birds in the Sagebrush Sea of the Eastern Sierra
(the Bi-State Distinct Population of Greater Sage-Grouse)

This talk will discuss the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse, recently proposed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The talk will include an a discussion of the life cycle of the bird, an update on the status of the species, and an overview of actions the Local Area Working Group are doing to conserve the grouse and its habitat. 

Sherri Lisius, BLM Wildlife Biologist, at work in the field

Sherri Lisius at work

Sherri Lisius is currently the wildlife biologist for the BLM in Bishop, California. She has captured, counted and monitored Sage-Grouse in the Bi-State DPS since 2010. Sherri has worked in the Sierra Nevada on and off since 1990.  Her work has included; bear management, amphibian surveys, backcountry ranger and wildlife biologist. Sherri received a bachelor of science in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University in 2002.

For more information contact Jenny Richardson (email or call 760-920-8541). Also, check back to the programs page for updates to the list of future speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!

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Future Programs (schedule subject to change):

  • December - Annual Candlelight Potluck Dinner and Program.

Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!

If you have any questions or are interested in presenting a program, please contact our programs coordinator, Jenny Richardson, at:; 760-920-8541.

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