CBC Data Entry: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for December 3

Posted December 1st, 2020 by John Callender

Our next Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting will be another quick meeting to prepare for the upcoming Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count (CBC). In this meeting we’ll go over how to use eBird to share your sightings, as well as how to fill out the CBC “effort form” and how to use the day-of spreadsheet on count day. The CBC will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020; the meeting to prepare for it will be on Thursday, December 3 at 4 p.m.

I hope to see you there!

[Zoom meeting info to come]

[YouTube livestream link to come]

 

Sign up for the Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count (CBC) today!

Posted November 22nd, 2020 by John Callender

The signup form is available now for this year’s Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count, which will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020. See our CBC web page for more details. If you want to participate, just fill out the form below:

https://forms.gle/NojJnumfAZGLQsiJ8

Thanks!

— John Callender, Carpinteria CBC compiler

CBC Planning: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for November 19

Posted November 16th, 2020 by John Callender

This week’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers Zoom meeting will continue our discussion of the upcoming Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count (CBC), with discussions of the different locations in our count circle where we’ll be birding on count day.

The CBC will be on Saturday, December 19, 2020. If you’re interested in participating you can fill out the online signup form.

This week’s meeting will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4 p.m. Pacific. Hope to see you there!

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: The Carpinteria CBC – Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for 2020-11-19
Time: Nov 19, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82404879808?pwd=RXhvYW9yODMwWGhxWDRFam82NVVZQT09

Meeting ID: 824 0487 9808
Passcode: 689622

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the meeting:

Big Sit wrap-up, sbcobirding and eBird, and the CBC: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for November 5

Posted October 28th, 2020 by John Callender

The next online meeting for Carpinteria Birdwatchers will be a bit of a grab-bag. We’ll talk about the following topics:

  • a recap of the Big Sit on October 10 and 11, including the astonishing 72 species Linus Blomqvist saw in his big sit at Haskell’s Beach
  • a discussion of using eBird and the sbcobirding email list to keep track of rare bird sightings in Santa Barbara County
  • the upcoming 2020 Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

The meeting will take place via Zoom  at 4 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, November 5, and will also be available via YouTube livestream.

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: The 2020 CBC – Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for November 5, 2020
Time: Nov 5, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81357225724?pwd=NFVHOHZmRWo4L1dmemN4aHF3RHpuUT09

Meeting ID: 813 5722 5724
Passcode: 399784

YouTube livestream:

Links/followup:

Ducks: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for October 22

Posted October 19th, 2020 by John Callender

Migrating waterfowl are starting to appear in our local wetlands, so join us at our next Carpinteria Birdwatchers online meeting for a quick brush-up on… ducks! The meeting will take place via Zoom  at 4 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 22, and will also be available via YouTube livestream.

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Ducks: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for 2020-10-22
Time: Oct 22, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82208323057?pwd=K2wzc05oeElDd3RXa1NlVVFiaVdLUT09

Meeting ID: 822 0832 3057
Passcode: 721647

YouTube livestream:

Links/followup:

  • Nancy Baron’s recent article in the Coastal View News about Townsend’s Warblers and the hazards of migration: A hard journey home.
  • Information on the (hopefully) upcoming 2020 Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count.
  • In our last meeting on sparrows we discussed how identifying Spizella sparrows can be tricky. To help drive that message home I went out after the meeting and promptly misidentified a Spizella sparrow! :-) See my eBird list here for photos of a very cool sparrow I saw along Santa Monica Creek. I initially called it a Brewer’s Sparrow, but subsequent input from helpful experts led me to correct the ID to Clay-colored Sparrow.
  • I’m really enjoying a the 8-part podcast Grouse by Ashley Ahearn. It’s about the Greater Sage Grouse, including how the bird’s decline is causing tension between different groups of people who care deeply about the future of sagebrush country. (Content warning: She uses profanity a few times.)

You can also view the slides from the meeting.