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World Shorebirds Day Reminder: 4 – 6 September, 2015

September 3, 2015
Red Knot - World Shorebirds Day Bird of the YearPhotographer: Mario Suárez Porras, Spain

Red Knot – World Shorebirds Day Bird of the Year
Photographer: Mario Suárez Porras, Spain

Here’s a message from one of our farther-flung SMBAS Blog readers,
Gyorgy Szimuly,
from his home in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

The 2nd World Shorebirds Day is just around the corner and we’d be delighted to see you in the field next weekend. If you feel the Global Shorebird Counting Program is an initiative worthy of your support, please register your counting location. Please find more details and important links in this blog post.
Should you have any question, please feel free to contact me.
Best, Szimi
Gyorgy Szimuly
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

More details about the Global Shorebird Counting Program and how to register a location can be found here:
The map with more than 340 already registered locations can be viewed here:

As of Sunday noon, Aug. 30, the map showed ONE registered site in Los Angeles County: Malibu Lagoon, claimed by Laurel Jones, SMBAS’s Education Chairwoman. Way to go, Laurel! That leaves open potentially dozens of sites such as: Point Dume, Topanga Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, Ballona, Dockweiler Beach, Redondo Beach, Long Beach and various points along the Los Angeles River. I registered for Lower Los Angeles River last year, but am unable to do so this year. I discovered then that if you decide at the last minute to count a location, you can register for it after-the-fact.  [Chuck Almdale]

  1. Naida Albright permalink
    September 3, 2015 9:09 am

    Thought the group would like this NPR piece as much as I did:

    I found the following story on the NPR iPhone App.
    Warning Calls Decoded: Squirrels Take Up Bird Alarms To Foil The Enemy by Christopher Joyce
    NPR – September 3, 2015

    In a series called Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound, Morning Edition has been profiling scientists who explore the natural world by listening to it….


    • Chukar permalink*
      September 3, 2015 1:32 pm

      Thanks Naida. I heard this report and it was interesting. I’ll do a short posting on it, as these comments will disappear in a week.
      Chuck Almdale


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