San Mateo County, California
Endangered Species Day Event
Bird watching at Pigeon Point
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30am to noon
Help us find endangered bird species from the bluff top at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Marbled Murrelet would be a great find!
Directions: From Half Moon Bay go 21 ½ miles south on Hwy 1. Turn right into the parking area for the lighthouse. Walk to the ocean overlook to scan for seabirds.
Leader: Jennifer Rycenga email@example.com
2012 Christmas Bird Counts
San Mateo County Recap for 2012
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.
The Sequoia Audubon Society is committed to equal opportunity and abides by all relevant laws and regulations. All Sequoia Audubon programs and volunteer opportunities are administered without regard to race, gender, creed, national origin, age, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical, mental or sensory handicap, or any other basis prohibited by law. However, Sequoia Audubon reserves the right to exclude volunteers who do not support its goals.