Pelagic Birding Trip coming up soon!!!

Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the beauty of ocean birding-BVAS has a pelagic trip planned for September 25 and as usual, it will be a full day of spectacular sights, from sea mammals to birds. LIKELY BIRD SPECIES: Pink-footed, Sooty, & Black-vented Shearwaters, Black & Least Storm-Petrels, Brown Booby, Red-necked & Red Phalaropes, Pomarine…

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Woodpeckers, Cavities, and Snags: Changing a Stubborn Paradigm

Most woodpeckers excavate their own nest and roost cavities, and most do so each breeding season. Where woodpeckers live, the abundance of cavities increases each year, and, more than 40 other North American bird species—not including the woodpeckers themselves—exploit this abundance for their own nests. Cavity excavation is their “signature behavior” elevating the woodpeckers’ ecological…

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Threatened: California’s Woodpeckers and Their Habitats, with Steve Shunk

Join us Wednesday, September 21 for our monthly program. 6:30: Social and 7:00 Program begins. Woodpeckers have always captured our attention.  Their unique anatomy and behavior sets them apart.  But like so many species, the path ahead is uncertain. The official California bird list includes 17 woodpecker species, 15 of which breed in the state—more…

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Meet “Caulerpa Conquest” author Eric Muñoz!

From 2000-2006, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and the Southern California coastline were endangered by an invasive Mediterranean seaweed, Caulerpa taxifolia. Thanks to a community outpouring, the lagoon was saved. A major driving force of this effort, Eric Muñoz, describes one of Carlsbad’s proudest moments and his own journey in “Caulerpa Conquest.” Join this community book…

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