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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

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the event:

You can also view the slides from the presentation.

2019 Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The next Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Participation is free, and everyone — all ages, all experience levels — is welcome! Sign up using the form here:

Carpinteria Christmas Count 2019 signup form

If you want to receive regular updates about the count you can subscribe to the count’s Google group (like a mailing list) here: Carpinteria CBC Participants (Google group). You can also look for updates on the count’s web page on this site.

The best part of my birthday walk to the marsh was this song I…

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The best part of my birthday walk to the marsh was this song I heard coming from a myoporum bush next to Santa Monica Creek where it runs under Carp Avenue.

I was pretty sure it was a warbler, but I didn’t recognize the song. The singer turned out to be a Townsend’s warbler, and he let me stand right under him and record him (and the passing cars) with the Voice Memo app on my phone.

Album art courtesy of Flickr user Mike’s Birds.

from Tumblr

Carpinteria moonrise, 2016-03-22I walked to the marsh and back…

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Carpinteria moonrise, 2016-03-22

I walked to the marsh and back after work as a special treat for my birthday.

from Tumblr