California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica), photo by Aaron…

Posted September 20th, 2017 by John Callender

California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica), photo by Aaron Maizlish

Schedule of upcoming bird talks and bird walks in Carpinteria

Tonight (Wednesday, September 18, 2017) I’m giving a free bird talk at the Carpinteria Veteran’s Hall (details at the link above). Part one is on corvids: Crows, jays, and magpies, with a focus on the seven corvid species regularly seen in Santa Barbara County.

Part two of the talk will cover birdwatching at Carpinteria Creek, one of the best examples of coastal riparian habitat in Southern California. This Saturday I’ll be leading a bird walk there (again, see the link above for details).

Below are a few no-frills videos I’ve made as visuals for tonight’s talk. First is a Google Earth flyby showing Carpinteria’s three major creeks from the air. See if you can spot the difference between the two channelized ones (Santa Monica and Franklin Creeks) and the unchannelized one (Carpinteria Creek). (Hint: It’s the trees.)

Here’s a walk-through of the part of Carpinteria Creek where I’ll be leading the bird walk on Saturday:

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Tags: carp without cars, birds, carpinteria creek, creek conservation, california scrub-jay.

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