Archive for July, 2020

Larger Shorebirds: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for July 30

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

For the July 30, 2020, online meeting of Carpinteria Birdwatchers we’ll continue our review of Santa Barbara County shorebirds, this time covering the larger species. See you Thursday at 4 p.m.

YouTube livestream:

Peeps: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for July 16

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The topic for the 7/16 meeting will be peeps: those cute little shorebirds (along with some other small shorebird species, like small plovers and Sanderlings). The first few southbound Western Sandpipers have started to show up on our beaches and mudflats, so it’s a great time to get ready for the fall migration.

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the meeting:

  • If you wish to contact Valerie Bentz with the Carpinteria Valley Association, who spoke during the meeting about the removal of eucalyptus trees for the new skate park project near Carpinteria City Hall, you can email her at
  • John’s eBird checklist from July 9 at the “Carpinteria Police Station Tams”
  • National Marine Sanctuaries online seminar on “Seabirds 101”, July 23 at 3 p.m. Pacific.

You can also view the slides from the meeting.