December 11, 2019

Move over Christmas shopping, it’s birding time.

It isn’t a snow field, but rather a field of snow geese.

It’s travel time in the Pacific Flyway, and Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties are smack in the middle of the migrating waterfowl highway. Like holiday travelers, the bird migrate from colder to warmer climates, settling in waterways and empty fields to feed.

https://www.orovillemr.com/2019/12/10/move-over-christmas-shopping-its-birding-time/amp/

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Redbud Audubon to participate in annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14.

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Counting Birds At Sequoia National Park.

With the year-end holidays drawing near, it's time to count bird species at Sequoia National Park in California.

Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers across North America take part in the Christmas Bird Count, a massive citizen-science project. The data collected in this wildlife census is used to assess the health of bird populations and help guide conservation action.

https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/12/counting-birds-sequoia-national-park

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December 10, 2019

Christmas Bird Count starts December 14.

The Audubon Society’s cherished Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence. It launched on Christmas Day in 1900 and is still going strong.

https://earthsky.org/earth/audubon-christmas-bird-count-starts-december14

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December 09, 2019

Official bird names are boring; why not call them what you want?

Something like lesser goldfinch or California scrub-jay might be appropriate for identifying an unknown specimen, but utterly lack the sense of warm familiarity one looks for in addressing and acknowledging everyday companions.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/12/08/official-bird-names-are-boring-why-not-call-them-what-you-want/amp/

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December 08, 2019

1 dead bird, 29 live ones: Bald eagle population took a dive in SLO County in 1980s.

Morro Coast Audubon Society will participate in the 66th North American Christmas Bird Count on Saturday Dec. 14. The Carrizo Plain bird count will be held Saturday, Dec. 28.

https://amp.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/photos-from-the-vault/article238020619.html

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December 06, 2019

Changing wildfires in the California's Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks.

Wildfire is a natural process in the forests of the western US, and many species have evolved to tolerate, if not benefit from it. But wildfire is changing. Research in the journal Biological Conservation, published by Elsevier, suggests fire, as it becomes more frequent and severe, poses a substantial risk to goshawks in the Sierra Nevada region.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191205091452.htm

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December 01, 2019

Horned Owls hoot in Anza Valley.

According to the Audubon Society, “The Great Horned Owl is in many ways the quintessential owl. Picture an owl in your head, and you’ve probably imagined the Great Horned. It is a large, thick-bodied bird with large eyes and two distinct tufts on its head. It is relatively common throughout California and North America.

https://www.myvalleynews.com/horned-owls-hoot-in-anza-valley/

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November 30, 2019

2019 Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count, December 14, 7:30 a.m- 4:30 p.m.

Message me for contact info!

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As a past participant in the Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count, I want to let you know that the 2019 Morongo Valley Christmas Count will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As in the past, there will be a post-count tabulation dinner at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Nature Center. A complimentary pizza dinner will be provided to count participants by the Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. While there is no charge for taking part in the count, donations to the Friends of Big Morongo Canyon and to the National Audubon Society are always welcome.

If you are planning to attend this year's Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count, please RSVP to me and tell me the names of other folks who will be coming to the count with you. If you know other people who might be interested in attending this year's Morongo Valley count, please send me their names and email addresses so I can send them a copy of the attached count flyer.

Thanks for your past support of the Morongo Valley Christmas Count, and I hope we'll see you again on this year's count. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Joe Z.

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November 28, 2019

Wildlife outings abound in December.

December might not strike you as a busy month in the outdoors, but there is actually burst of activity, especially bird-related, around the holidays.

It all wraps up with the Christmas Bird count on the coast. The Fort Bragg “circle” counts on Sunday, Dec. 29. Says the Audubon Society: “bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists, will count all the birds they can identify from Little Valley Road south to Big River.”

https://www.advocate-news.com/2019/11/27/wildlife-outings-abound-in-december/amp/

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