TRIP SOLD OUT!!! IF ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED, STEVE WILL DO A TRIP FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. SEND STEVE BRAD AN EMAIL AND IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SIGN UP, THE SEPT 23 TRIP WILL OCCUR.  Join Steve Shunk for an all-day trip to Guajome  Park and Palomar Mt.  in  search  of  8  woodpecker  species  including  Whiteheaded  & …

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Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center  September 21, Wednesday: this month’s program will feature Steve Shunk, who will delve into the amazing world of California’s woodpeckers, their crucial role in the ecosystems, and their habitats. Social starts at 6:30 and program is at 7:00. For more information, please…

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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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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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