Big Day is coming up! Join a global community of birders and submit your lists on eBird! Lahontan Audubon Society is hosting several birdwalks this day, including Swan Lake, Damonte Wetlands, and a new spot in Sparks! Our field trips are limited so that everyone can get a chance to see the birds, so sign up early, or become a Lahontan Audubon Society member to get the earlybird registration link. What birds will you see on Big Day?
Photo credit: Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Jeff Bleam, American Avocet by Rick Mosher, Great Horned Owl by Krause, and Yellow-rumped Warbler by Janet Busi.
By Rose Strickland
Submitted by Suzie Reynolds, LAS President.
By Suzie Reynolds with excerpts from National Audubon Society*
By Kirby Flanagan
Welcome to the art section of the summer edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Pelican!
Please join us on May 25 for our next Program Meeting. Karrie Wilhite, Director of the Great Basin Outdoor School Adventure Day Camp, will lead us in a workshop on Nature Journaling. This meeting will be offered in person at the Moana Nursery Design Center as well as online via Zoom.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88055515448?pwd=U0hnSU83MmxJbUpzaUF6RC9GeGExUT09
May Program Meeting
Nature Journaling Workshop
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Moana Nursery Design Center, 1100 W. Moana Lane, Reno
By Hana de Queiroz
Photo: Pinyon Jay by Jennie Scherbinski
The Great Basin Bird Observatory's 2023 Nevada Bird-a-thon is fast approaching! Join birders across Nevada in counting as many bird species as possible between May 5th-15th. Participate for a chance to win prizes while raising money for bird conservation. GBBO's goal for 2023 is to raise $10,000 to support the research of Great Basin Bird Observatory. Sign up today!
Learn more about the Bird-a-thon here:
Do you love birds and feel LAS provides an important service to Northern Nevada? If so, LAS has an opportunity for you!
Lahontan Audubon is looking for Board Members who want to help spread the joy of birding, and to support education and conservation efforts concerning birds and the environment.
Board members or Trustees serve a three year term. The terms are staggered so that each year three of the nine trustee positions are up for reelection. Trustees are term limited to serving only three consecutive terms or nine years. Two of our wonderful Trustees, Mike Goddard and Bill Fletcher, have reached their term limit. The third trustee, Linda St-Cyr, is not term-limited and has agreed to be a candidate for the upcoming election.
Ordinarily the qualifications for a Trustee is membership in LAS and the willingness to faithfully serve. However, this year we have a specific need for one candidate to be willing and able to serve as the treasurer. This position does not require a degree in accounting or a CPA but does require attention to detail and the willingness to learn the Neon CRM computer program as well as QuickBooks. If you are interested in this position but have questions about what it entails, please contact Bill Fletcher at email@example.com
If you are interested in one of the two general trustee positions or have questions about serving on the Board please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Board and help steer LAS into the future!