Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
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Dinkey Creek Road & McKinley Grove Road 
Meet at Walmart (Blackstone & Ashlan)
1804 E Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA

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Rachel Clark 
Fresno Audubon Society 
(515) 357-0122
Let's Go Birding Together

"Let's Go Birding Together!"

Fresno Audubon Society (FAS) President Rachel Clark will be leading a beginning birding trip exploring various locations along Dinkey Creek and McKinley Grove Roads in the Sierra National Forest, near Shaver Lake. This event is co-sponsored with LGBT Fresno. Stop by our booth at Fresno Pride on June 4th!

FAS invites the Fresno LGBTQIA++ community to join us in celebrating not just the diversity of the birds in area, but also our people. Let's Go Birding Together! is a birding walk intentionally welcoming of the LGBTQIA++ community and is designed to be a space where people can be themselves without fear of judgment. Let's Go Birding Together! bird walks are held nationwide during June to build community and create diversity, reflecting the biodiversity in our ecosystems.

 Our FAS leaders will point out birds, enthusiastically identify them and share their knowledge about the birds. All ages, allies, and families are welcome, but youth under 18 years should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Loaner binoculars will be available.

Even if you have never been birding before, you are specifically welcome to join!

We will be meeting at 7:00 AM in the Walmart parking lot at Blackstone and Ashlan, near the El Pollo Loco, to arrange carpooling (36.793721, -119.789637). The plan will be to depart Fresno by 7:15 AM. We will wrap the birding festivities up around 2:30 PM and head back down to Fresno. Participants should bring plenty of water, snacks, a lunch, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, a hat, binoculars (if you have them), and should dress in layers.  Registration is required for this event, and is limited to 30 people, so sign up as soon as you can!

Please feel free to reach out to trip leader Rachel Clark at tanagergirl@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

For more perspective on this topic, feel free to check out the following article: 

"For the LGBTQ Community, Birding Can Be a Relief—and a Source of Anxiety"

Rachel Clark - FAS President and Field Trip Leader