Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Upcoming Meeting

The next program is:

Wildlife of the Eastern and Central
Tropical Pacific

Speaker: Sophie Webb
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Program Details Here

Meetings are at the
San Mateo Garden Center

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From Pat Neumann, San Mateo County Bluebird Recovery Project Coordinator

"I would like to thank all of the monitors who gave their time and attention to the 2013 nesting season. You monitored 40 trails, 77 boxes, and fledged 148 Western Bluebirds.

"This year Western Bluebirds were even sighted in Moss Landing by monitor, Avis Boutell. This unique sighting has been reported to Nest Watch at Cornell University. Congratulations and thanks to all those participating this season.

"We're now looking ahead to the 2014 season and have need of additional monitors. Huddart County Park in Woodside and The Sequoias in Portola Valley are beautiful locations offering rewarding birding."

Please contact me for more information: 650-712-0642

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.

Learn bird sounds with Larkwire.
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.

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