Calendar: Special Events
San Jose Christmas Bird Count 2013
Sunday December 15 all day
Leader: Kirsten Holmquist, 408-747-0988, email@example.com.
The San Jose Christmas Bird Count will be held this year on Sunday, December 16th. Birders of all experience levels are welcome and needed. Bird identification skills are great but other skills are important too, such as:
1) spotter, able to point and say "Bird!"
2) tally-man, able to make small marks on increasingly grubby bits of paper.
We are blessed with habitats to suit anyone's fancy: shoreline, oak woodlands, lake-side, or riparian, we can accommodate you. So, come have fun and contribute to an important, on-going biological survey.
The countdown dinner will review all birds seen for the day. The Leininger Center in Kelley Park is the host location. Donations to help off-set the cost of a yummy pizza dinner are, of course, welcome. If you are interested in participating in the count, please contact Kirsten Holmquist before December 10 at 408.747.0988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count 2013
Monday December 16 All Day
Leader: Jack Cole: (408) 996-0434 or email@example.com
Monday, December 16, is the date you should set aside to join the Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count. It's FREE, it's fun, and whether you are a novice or an expert, you're sure to have a rewarding experience. This count, centered near Stanford, includes the trails, parks and preserves from the bay to and beyond Skyline Drive. Parts of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties are included. On a CBC, every sparrow, every gull and indeed, every bird is important, and there is always the thrill of finding something uncommon or rare.
For more information on how you can be part of this exciting day, contact Jack Cole at 408-996-0434 or Snoyowl@Yahoo.com.
Calero-Morgan Hill Christmas Bird Count 2013
Saturday December 28 All Day
Leader: Ann Verdi: (408) 266-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This inland count - on December 28th - is centered in mid-south Santa Clara County and includes the Diablo Range foothills to the east and portions of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the west with valleys, parks, ranchlands, riparian corridors and reservoirs in between. Some areas of interest include a riparian stretch of Coyote Creek (including Ogier Ponds), Almaden Lake Park, Santa Clara County Water District Headquarters, Santa Teresa County Park, Quicksilver County Park, Mount Umunhum, Edenvale Garden Park, Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, and inland reservoirs including Almaden, Calero, Chesbro, and a portion of Anderson Reservoir.
While the purpose of the CBC is to census our resident and wintering birds, some special birds seen on previous counts include Snow Goose, Glaucous Gull, American Bittern, Greater Roadrunner, Rufous Hummingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and American Redstart.
We welcome newcomers, and for those who are CBC ?veterans?, a bit of good news this year as we have been informed by National Audubon that we no longer need to collect a $5 participant fee.
If you are interested in joining us on this annual citizen science adventure, please contact Ann Verdi at email@example.com or 408-266-5108.