Preserving and Protecting Birds and their Habitats with Altacal Audubon Society
By Enjoy Magazine
THE BIRDS OF BUTTE COUNTY can rest free due to the vital efforts of the Altacal Audubon Society. The society promotes the awareness, appreciation and protection of native birds and their habitats. While advocating on behalf of threatened, endangered and vulnerable species, Altacal Audubon also offers monthly programs on birds and related topics to better educate the public in their endeavors. Fortunately for the native birds of Butte County, the Altacal Audubon Society is located in the midst of the Northern Sacramento Valley of the Pacific Flyway, one of the most variegated wildlife regions in California. This Flyway is home to laudable migratory bird habitats, including ample wintering waterfowl, as well as native raptors and bountiful telluric wildlife. The area’s vast habitats, mild weather fluctuations, and plenty of food and water provide abundant birding opportunities for more than 300 local species.
Altacal Audubon is dedicated to preserving and protecting manifold species of birds and their habitats through education, research and environmental activities. These activities include outreach booths at local events, cultivating awareness through youth outdoor education activities and field trips to wildlife refuges. Programs for the public are held on the third Monday of every month (excluding July and August) at 6:30 pm at the Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. in Chico.
Memberships include a bimonthly newsletter including updates on Altacal efforts, recent reports on birds and their habitats and invitations to local birding and community events. To sign up for membership or donate to Altacal Audubon conservation efforts, go to www.altacal.org. All donations support a sustainable environment for birds within the wildlife regions of Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties. •
Altacal Audubon Society • PO Box 3671, Chico • [email protected]