Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Upcoming Meeting

October 13th
7pm at the San Mateo Garden Center
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Wildlife of the American West:
Behavior and Photography

Speaker: Brent Paull
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Brent Paull - Black Bear Charging

The Big Sit! & The Big Ride!

The BIG day…not quite as you've heard it described before!

You report birds, AND you decide how!

You can bird all day long without having to move much…

Or, You could get stay fit as you bike the hills and dales of the San Mateo coastline.

The SIXTH ANNUAL BIG SIT!, and SECOND ANNUAL BIG RIDE! have arrived!

Save the Date: October 9, 2016

Get all the details on The Big Sit Page

 


Volunteers Wanted!

If you are interested in helping to shape the future of Sequoia Audubon Society please consider joining the
Board. While all members' ideas are welcome and encouraged, participating as a Board or Committee Member increases the opportunity to get involved in the "nuts & bolts" of the chapter. We have several open positions at this time, as shown below. Please have a look and let us know if you (or anyone you know!) are interested by contacting Sequoia Audubon at: (650) 529-1454 or office@sequoia-audubon.org

Open positions include:

  • Program Committee: Help arrange speakers for the monthly meetings.
  • Hospitality: Set up the room, arrange snacks, and greet guests at monthly meetings
  • See the Volunteer Page for other opportunities to help Sequoia Audubon Society
For more information about these open positions, please visit our Volunteer Page.

Bringing Wildlife Home: Creating Backyard Gardens for Birds

native garden display

Switching to natives and incorporating bird-safe components doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. A mosaic of native gardens in urban setting can mitigate habitat loss by providing effective food, shelter, breeding sites and migration refugia. Transitioning to natives prepares backyard habitats and wildlife for climate change, reduces water use, and provides a path for active, positive action.

Visit the Bringing Wildlife Home page

Radio Road birds

Photo by Donna Pomeroy

Is a Drone disturbing Wildlife?

What you can do if you see a drone disturbing wildlife:

  • Contact the Redwood City Police "non-emergency" number 650-780-7100
  • Contact Department of Fish and Game by using the CalTIP program
  • Get the license plate number of the drone operator's vehicle.
  • Obtain a photo or video of the operator using the drone in a manner, which is disturbing the birds. However, do not put yourself in danger while doing this.

Baby Birds in Distress

To report a baby bird in distress please contact the Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Rescue,
650-340-7022, or take it to their center at 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo

If at all possible please leave the baby where it is because the adults will usually continue to feed and care for it.


Have you tried our Birding Guide?

SMCBG

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Your support is greatly appreciated.



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Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

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 County eBird Records

The immense power of the eBird database lends itself to instant availability of data. An independent developer has devised this latest invention - AccuBirder (formerly BirdTrax) - which we have adapted to show rarities seen in San Mateo county over the past month. AccuBirder constantly updates, with the most recent sightings first. Clicking on a sighting will open a map in a new tab showing the location. Click on an observer to open the checklist containing that sighting in a new tab.

For more information visit the AccuBirder website.

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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