Archive for April, 2020

Kingfishers and Flycatchers: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, April 30

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Next Thursday’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting will be about our local bird royalty: Kingfishers, kingbirds, and assorted other tyrants. More specifically: Kingfishers and Flycatchers.

Links for the Zoom meeting and YouTube livestream will be sent to our mailing list and posted on this page shortly before the meeting. More about that here: Carpinteria Birdwatchers online meeting instructions.

Details about the meeting are below. Hope to see you there!

— John Callender

Topic: Kingfishers and Flycatchers
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93181718156?pwd=eGVSdTQyQmRJM0JhMmNkTExOT2JtZz09

Meeting ID: 931 8171 8156
Password: 043747

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the event:

You can also view the slides from the presentation.

Tanagers and Orioles: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, April 23, 2020

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Next Thursday’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting will be all about the flamboyant, colorful migrants newly arrived in our local trees and hedges: Tanagers and Orioles.

Links for the Zoom meeting and YouTube livestream will be sent to our mailing list and posted on this page shortly before the meeting. More about that here: Carpinteria Birdwatchers online meeting instructions.

Details about the meeting are below. Hope to see you there!

— John Callender

Topic: Tanagers and Orioles
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific

Zoom meeting link:

https://zoom.us/j/91439089243?pwd=VHNqd2xPTnhzVEIvZ2dXQitsSVV0UT09

Meeting ID: 914 3908 9243
Password: 043340

YouTube livestream:

Resource mentioned during the meeting:

You can also view the presentation slides from the meeting.

Announcing: #FeederHour

Monday, April 13th, 2020

This is a fun (or maybe silly) idea that occurred to me last night. Let’s have a Zoom meeting to share views of our feeders, and see how many bird species we can identify in an hour. This isn’t an “official” Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting; there is no program or presentation. It’s just an informal get-together to try out the idea. If it works we can maybe do more of them in the future. (Note that we’ll still be having our “real” meeting this week on Wednesday for the panel discussion on “Teaching Birdwatching.”)

I’m going to try doing this #FeederHour thing today (Monday, April 13, 2020). I’ll launch the meeting at 3:45 p.m. (Pacific), with the official “count window” running from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. I’ll set up cameras for my two feeder stations, and maybe we’ll be able to get one or more other participants to share views of their feeders as well.

Topic: #FeederHour 1
Date: Monday, April 13, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific

The meeting link for Zoom is:

https://zoom.us/j/92436424293?pwd=eXAxRlI2WHNKcnExb2psQ0lCdElDUT09

Meeting ID: 924 3642 4293
Password: 035683

See you there!

Update: We had a lot of fun with as many as 5 feeder cams running at once, all from the greater Carpinteria area. The final tally was 17 species. See this spreadsheet for details.

Teaching Birdwatching: Carpinteria Birdwatchers online meeting for Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

This coming Wednesday Carpinteria Birdwatchers will have a special online meeting: A panel discussion with four local experts to talk about their experiences teaching birdwatching. The panelists will be:

  • Rebecca Coulter
  • Libby Patten
  • Kay Regester
  • Guy Tingos

Details below. Hope to see you there!

— John Callender

Topic: Teaching Birdwatching
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific

The meeting link for Zoom is:

https://zoom.us/j/399512360?pwd=aExUdFl6S1pvUVFPZkJsM2VaYVp3UT09

Meeting ID: 399 512 360
Password: 015469

YouTube livestream:

More about these meetings is available at our Online Meeting Instructions page. Archives of past meetings are available on the main Carpinteria Birdwatchers page.

Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, April 9, 2020: Hummingbirds

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Join us for the next online meeting of Carpinteria Birdwatchers, when we’ll talk about… hummingbirds! The northward hummingbird migration is in full swing, so join us Thursday to brush up on the local species you can expect to see at flowers and feeders.

Topic: Hummingbirds
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific

Join Zoom Meeting (link will become live at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020):

https://zoom.us/j/962442112?pwd=STN2aEFpY1NldXRBT2VwWDhnMndqUT09

Meeting ID: 962 442 112
Password: 007794

YouTube livestream:

You can also view the presentation slides from the meeting.

More about these meetings is available at our Online Meeting Instructions page. Archives of past meetings are available on the main Carpinteria Birdwatchers page. See you on Thursday!