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Gulls Part 1: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for August 27

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

For our next meeting we’ll go back to a topic that can always use more study: Gulls! Join us Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 4 p.m. for part 1 of this two-part topic, as we talk about basic gull facts and the “Big 4” locally common species. We’ll cover part 2, with the “Slightly More Exotic 5″, in the following meeting.

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Gulls part 1: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for 2020-08-27
Time: Aug 27, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 850 8779 7181
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You can also view the slides from the meeting.

Thrashers and Blackbirds: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for August 13

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

By request, the next Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting will cover thrashers and blackbirds. Join us on August 13, 2020, at 4 p.m. to learn more!

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The slides from the meeting are viewable here.

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.

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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.

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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 vbentz@fielding.edu.
  • 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.

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

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