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The migrating birds of Bear Divide. Zoom Evening Meeting reminder, Tuesday, 7 June, 7:30 p.m.

June 7, 2022

You are all invited to the next ZOOM meeting
of Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society

View from Bear Divide Picnic area south towards San Fernando Valley
(Photo Jung Yi, Sep’19).
On June 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE

The Migrating Birds of Bear Divide, with Dr. Ryan Terrill.
Zoom Evening Meeting, Tuesday, 7 June, 7:30 p.m.

Zoom waiting room opens 7:15 p.m.

Bear Divide, in the San Gabriel mountains, has been recently found to host spectacular morning flights of migratory birds in the spring. For the past 4 years, birders have been counting migratory birds at Bear Divide, and over the past two years, the Bear Divide Migration Count has been intensively surveying this location to learn more about this unique phenomenon. Join count organizer Ryan Terrill to hear about this site, what kinds of birds use it, and what has been learned so far about this fantastic bird migration location.

On the lookout.

Dr. Ryan S. Terrill grew up birding in California, and after graduating from U.C. Santa Cruz received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, for his study of the evolution of molt strategies in birds. He is a co-author of the Field Guide to the Birds of Bolivia, and the recent description of the Inti Tanager [see below], a new genus and species of bird to science, as well as 24 other publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is active in the academic ornithology and the California birding communities, and has dedicated much of his past 4 springs to surveying morning flight of spring migrant birds at Bear divide.

On June 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE

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Somehow the stunning Inti Tanager, now officially a new species, went unnoticed by birders
and ornithologists visiting Peru and Bolivia over many decades. Daniel Lane
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    June 8, 2022 8:15 am

    Any chance this was recorded? I couldn’t make it last night? Thanks.


    • Chukar permalink*
      June 8, 2022 1:00 pm

      Hi Linda:
      The speaker couldn’t make it either, much to our surprise.
      However, Richard Crossley, bird field guide writer and one intimately familiar with Bear Divide and the entire project, had tuned in to watch it and volunteered to speak impromptu when Ryan Terrill couldn’t due to illness.

      I don’t know if this was recorded. If it was I will post a link on the blog. It was well worth watching.
      Dr. Terrill is supposed to do the same show for L.A. Audubon tonight. Here’s a message from LAAS:

      Hi all,
      If you can’t make Tuesday night, Ryan will be doing another presentation at LA Audubon’s series on Wednesday at 7:30 pm, rescheduled from last month. Details are here: Direct link is:

      All are welcome.
      Travis Longcore
      Los Angeles, California


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