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The Sound of Birds — from A to Zed (Acorn Woodpecker to Zone-tailed Hawk), with Don Klabunde – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

November 30, 2018
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Osprey (Don Klablunde)

in this audio-visual tour of over 100 species. A short technical description of how birds vocalize and why is followed by a flash-card style presentation of each species. First the bird’s song and/or call, followed by Don’s photographs as the species name is revealed. How many species can you get by calls and song alone? Audience shout-outs are encouraged. Be prepared for a Big Day indoors!

Sonogram (Don Klablunde)

Don Klabunde himself

Don Klabunde is a retired Physicist, life long photographer, and chapter photographer for Conejo Valley Audubon Society. Some of his interests include nature and astrophotography, animal behavior and evolution, native gardening and observing the local wildlife.

Our meetings are at Christine Emerson Reed Park, 1133 7th Street. (between 7th St. & Lincoln Blvd., California Ave. & Wilshire Blvd.), Santa Monica. Previously known as Lincoln Park. If coming from outside Santa Monica, exit the #10 Fwy at Lincoln Blvd., turn north and drive 5 blocks north to Wilshire Blvd.

Link to Google Map

Meeting Room: Mid-park in Joslyn Hall, accessible from Lincoln Blvd, California Ave. and 7th St.  Its glass wall faces north towards St. Monica Church on California St. If you’re walking from Lincoln Blvd., it’s located directly behind (west) of the large Miles Playhouse building. Not accessible directly from Wilshire Blvd.

Acorn Woodpecker (Don Klablunde)

Meetings begin at 7:30 sharp with a little business, and then our main presentation. Refreshments are served afterward. Please leave your coyote at home, however much they whine to come.

Parking: The entire block between Wilshire Blvd. and California Ave, 7th St. and Lincoln Blvd., on the sides closest to the park, is metered. $2/hour meter enforcement (except on Wilshire) ends at 6PM, so free parking for the meeting! However, the local natives are engaged in a survival-of-the-fittest scramble for free parking, so the after-6pm free parking spaces disappear quickly.  We suggest that you arrive no later than 7:15 pm.

If all those spaces are filled, we found free parking as follows:
California Ave. between 6th and 7th
9th St. north of Wilshire Blvd.
10th St. north of California Ave.
Washington Ave. (next street north of and parallel to California)

If that fails, go south of Wilshire, not north of the park, as resident-only permit parking zones abound to the north. The east side of Lincoln Blvd. across from the park is by permit parking only. Spaces are more available on 7th St. or Lincoln south of Wilshire. Some of those are “until 9PM” meters also. You may need a flashlight to read & operate the meter. Wherever you park, please read parking signs carefully and avoid a big fat $40+ parking ticket.   [Chuck Almdale]

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