“CarpBirdwatchers” eBird account

Posted June 6th, 2020 by John Callender

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

Finches at Our Feeders: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for June 11

Posted June 6th, 2020 by John Callender

Join us on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 4 p.m. for our next online meeting. We’ll be talking about finches, and in particular finches that have been visiting our backyard feeders lately (along with a few of their relatives). See you there!

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Finches at Our Feeders: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for June 11, 2020
Time: Jun 11, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84371523586?pwd=QzdKMm51RDhOcUtoK3loYS82WnlKQT09

Meeting ID: 843 7152 3586
Password: 787770

YouTube livestream:

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, June 4

Posted June 1st, 2020 by John Callender

For this week’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting we’ll return to a favorite group of birds: corvids (crows, jays, and magpies)! Join us on Thursday to talk about these boisterous, intelligent birds.

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Corvids: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for 6/4

Time: Jun 4, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84546766752?pwd=dE9QUWVsbVp5YzQ3TnAya2dvTEQ5dz09

Meeting ID: 845 4676 6752
Password: 065735

YouTube livestream:

Links mentioned during the event:

The slides I showed are viewable here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xiTKmIDjMmS9NaBWn-srGNLHSWNvhy_EdQNRcGDlQt0/edit?usp=sharing

 

eBird Tips and Tricks: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, May 28

Posted May 25th, 2020 by John Callender

For this week’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers online meeting we’ll return to a subject we’ve done in the past: eBird Tips and Tricks. How to use eBird to research species and locations, how to sign up for your own free eBird account, and how to enter your own checklists.

— John Callender

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: eBird Tips and Tricks: Carpinteria Birdwatchers

Time: May 28, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89349135404?pwd=TEJnZTU3cnZuSWs5SmZnMVpOVUVmdz09

Meeting ID: 893 4913 5404
Password: 744871

Links mentioned during the meeting:

  • The Portland Swifts – A video by Julia Chapin showing the nightly roosting of thousands of Vaux’s Swifts at the Chapman School in Portland, OR, in September, 2013.
  • https://ebird.org/home – The eBird website.
  • Download eBird mobile – Link to a page which in turn links to download URLs for the eBird mobile app at Google Play and the Apple App Store.
  • How to Count Birds – eBird help document on estimating bird numbers for your checklists
  • eBird Best Practices – eBird help document on recommended practices

Swallows and Swifts: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, May 21, 2020

Posted May 17th, 2020 by John Callender

This week’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting will cover those graceful aeronauts: swallows and swifts. Join us on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to learn more about these fascinating flyers.

— John Callender

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Swallows and Swifts: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: May 21, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88660005405?pwd=REdmT3RZOU5CTTJiaC9YZE9Ld3o3QT09

Meeting ID: 886 6000 5405
Password: 281398