San Mateo County, California
The next program is:
Gull Identification for Regular Folks
By Alvaro Jaramillo
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 pm
Meetings are at the
San Mateo Garden Center
Big Sit 2013 Downloadable Forms:
The Big Sit!™ is hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest and New Haven Bird Club and is sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK. The Big Sit! is a registered trademark of the New Haven Bird Club, Inc.
2013 Christmas Bird Counts
The annual Christmas Bird Counts for San Mateo County are among Sequoia Audubon's favorite traditions. Sequoia's first Crystal Springs count was in 1948 with Santa Clara Audubon and began regular annual counts in 1955. The Año Nuevo Count began in 1972. Participation in the count is free.
Crystal Springs CBC, Saturday, December 21st
Año Neuvo CBC, Saturday, January 4, 2014
Learn Bird Sounds and Benefit Sequoia Audubon Society!
Ever wish you knew how to identify birds by ear? It's one of the most essential birding skills, but one of the hardest to learn. Some folks from Seattle's Audubon chapter set out to make learning bird sounds truly accessible to everyone.
The result is Larkwire: a game-based learning system that uses cognitive techniques to make it easier to learn and remember bird sounds. Combining quiz games, an extensive sound library, and tips from renowned birdsong expert Michael O'Brien, Larkwire makes the learning process not only much easier but fun. Customizable levels from beginner to advanced invite both the backyard birder and the serious student to play and learn.
The company behind Larkwire is a social venture whose mission is not only to teach birdsong; a minimum of ten percent of all proceeds go to support conservation. Sequoia Audubon Society has joined their affiliate program; enter our code when you purchase and we'll receive 20% of the purchase price! Our code: SEQAUD
Larkwire is now available as a native app in the Apple App Store.
It's a great tool and your purchase supports Sequoia Audubon Society!
San Mateo eBird Records
The immense power of the eBird database lends itself to instant availability of data. An independent group has devised this latest invention - BirdTrax - which we have adapted to show all the species seen in San Mateo county over the past week. BirdTrax constantly updates, with the most recent lists first. Checking on any species will show you all the lists that include that species over the past week; clicking on a location will show you all checklists from that location in the same time period.
There are some known glitches in this gadget - its performance varies depending on your browser - but we will monitor and update to newer versions as they become available. Please feel free to inform us at Sequoia about glitches you encounter. In the meantime, use and enjoy!
Sequoia Audubon Society protects native birds and other wildlife and their ecosystems in San Mateo County by engaging people of all ages in conservation, education, advocacy and enjoyment.
Become a Member of Sequoia Audubon
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