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.

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

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

Favorite Bird Books: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, May 14

Posted May 10th, 2020 by John Callender

This week’s Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting will be something new: A “potluck” in which we each have an opportunity to share our favorite bird books. Bring a book or two to share with the rest of the group, and we’ll each take turns showing our books, telling the group what we like about them, and maybe reading a passage or two.

New books, old books, field guides, reference books, memoirs, fiction; everything is fair game as long as it’s at least somewhat bird-related. It’s totally fine if you just want to watch without sharing a book of your own, but I hope lots of people will be willing to share their favorites.

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

— John Callender

Topic: Favorite Bird Books: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, May 14

Time: May 14, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

YouTube livestream:

Books mentioned during the meeting:

Woodpeckers: Carpinteria Birdwatchers meeting for Thursday, May 7

Posted May 3rd, 2020 by John Callender

For our next online meeting we’ll return to a subject we covered last year: Woodpeckers! See who’s drumming on the local tree trunks.

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.

Hope to see you there!

— John Callender

YouTube livestream: