Archive for the ‘Birds’ Category

Peeps: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for July 16

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Important note: I plan to skip this coming week’s Thursday Zoom meeting. Instead, we will hold our next meeting in a little less than 2 weeks, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The time for the meeting is still up in the air; we’ll send out an email to see how many attendees would prefer a later start time (like 6:30 p.m.), or if we should keep doing it at the regular 4 p.m. time. Look for an update on the blog once we’ve decided that.

The topic for the 7/16 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.

[Zoom meeting info to come]

[YouTube livestream link to come]

Point Sal Trail: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for July 2

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

After last week’s meeting about grassland birds I decided to revisit a grassland birdwatching site I hadn’t been to in some time: the Point Sal Trail near Orcutt. For this week’s meeting I’ll present a trip report about my visit, including photos and sound recordings of the birds I found there.

I don’t expect my trip report will take a whole meetings’ worth of time, so I’m hoping some other participants might be willing to share about a recent trip they’ve made as well. If that doesn’t work out we can also just have a shorter-than-usual meeting.

I’m looking forward to it. See you there!

— John Callender

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Point Sal Trail: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for July 2, 2020
Time: Jul 2, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82218587641?pwd=dDFaM3FHRUNCUElxVjUyNmNEWmxLQT09

Meeting ID: 822 1858 7641
Password: 275306

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the event:

Grassland Birds: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for June 25

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

For this week’s online meeting we’ll talk about birds that are easy to overlook: grassland birds like larks, pipits, and (some) sparrows. Join us this Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 4 p.m. See you there!

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Grassland Birds: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for June 25, 2020
Time: Jun 25, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81554190691?pwd=cDBVNGd3TUl1RGR1b0J5OTVUTWFhdz09

Meeting ID: 815 5419 0691
Password: 225333

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the meeting:

  • Los Padres Forest Watch page on the USFS plans for the expedited Pine Mountain logging project. The deadline for public comments to be submitted has been extended to August 14, 2020.

You can view the slides from the meeting.

Owls: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for June 18

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Join us on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 4 p.m. for our next online meeting, where we’ll talk about Santa Barbara county owls.

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Owls: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for June 18, 2020
Time: Jun 18, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87897430183?pwd=aGZ3bHlKL0lFMlh4OHdQb29qWXVHQT09

Meeting ID: 878 9743 0183
Password: 157600

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the event:

You can also view the slides from the presentation.

“CarpBirdwatchers” eBird account

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

I’ve created a new group eBird account with the username “CarpBirdwatchers”. The idea is that we can use it for eBird lists that we’d like to share with the rest of the group at our weekly meetings.

This is similar to the “CarpCBC” group account we’ve used in the past to share checklists for the Christmas Count. Note that you won’t use this account instead of your regular eBird account. You’ll use it in addition to your regular account. After you’ve created a list using your regular account you’ll use eBird’s “share this checklist” feature to share the list with the “CarpBirdwatchers” eBird user. That’s it!

We’ll be exploring exactly how we want to use this group list in the weeks ahead. For now, feel free to share your eBird checklists with the account (or not — it’s completely optional). If you’d like to see checklists that others have shared with the account, you can view the CarpBirdwatchers eBird profile page.

Thanks!

John Callender, Carpinteria Birdwatchers