Bird’s ID – Black Skimmer — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Black Skimmer The Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar birds species in the skimmer genus Rynchops in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical Pacific coasts, but the South […]

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Malibu Lagoon Field Trips: Sunday, 25 November, 8:30 & 10am. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Lots of migrants and wintering birds and dwindling crowds of humans make it a great day for the lagoon. Usually sunny, sometimes cool, with dolphins dancing in the waves. Forget those Thanksgiving table birds: see your birds here with us. Some of the great birds we’ve had in November are: Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Surf […]

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The Sound of Birds — from A to Zed (Acorn Woodpecker to Zone-tailed Hawk), with Don Klabunde – Evening Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

in this audio-visual tour of over 100 species. A short technical description of how birds vocalize and why is followed by a flash-card style presentation of each species. First the bird’s song and/or call, followed by Don’s photographs as the species name is revealed. How many species can you get by calls and song alone? Audience shout-outs are encouraged. Be prepared for a […]

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The importance of the LA urban forest to resident and migratory birds, with Dr. Eric Wood – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

How does the Los Angeles urban forest affect our resident and migrant birds? How do they use it? Do they use native and exotic trees differently? Do the trees lining our public street actually benefit our birds? These are just a few of the topics Dr. Wood will address. What patterns of tree cover and […]

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I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 160. Least Sandpiper A Sandwich walks into a bar.d The bartender says “Sorry, we don’t serve food here” Interesting Fact: Researchers studying Least Sandpipers discovered a new feeding mechanism. While probing damp mud with their bills, the sandpipers use the surface tension of the water to transport prey quickly from their bill tips […]

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News on the Wing – August Edition — THE ROOST

Visit our News on the Wing page to catch up on birdie and nature-related issues and items retrieved from social media over the last few weeks. For example, read and follow the Tweet about the plight of the Swift Parrot: SWIFT PARROT- @teamswiftparrot Successive governments in #Tasmania have failed to protect swift #parrots from deforestation […]

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