On the internet you can learn about what rare or interesting birds are being seen currently in Ventura County. This is done by going to a group on the Yahoo! web site:
Ventura County Birding at Yahoo! Groups
You just need to register with Yahoo! and join the group. It's free and a good place to find out what's happening in the county. People post their sightings, ask questions and narrate their bird trips there. There is also a file section with bird photos.
There is also a Yahoo! Group for Southern California Rare Bird Alerts. It is designed to make alerts available to people with wireless internet access in the field, but, works for those of us who are at home too.
SoCal Rare Bird Alert at Yahoo!
Reporting Rare Birds
Report rare birds to both David Pereksta: Email Dave and Ventura County Birding at Yahoo! (see above)
Audubon California launched a new tool for birding records! www.ebird.org/California.
eBird is a premier online bird observation program has been developed for birders and citizens in California ! eBird revolutionizes the way that people can report and access information about birds. California eBird provides a quick and easy way for birders, citizens, and scientists to enter their bird observations into a common database accessible to those working to protect and restore habitats for birds in California .
Audubon Society Web Sites
Conservation and Research Center of the Smithsonian Institution
Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers
To report rare bird sighting in Ventura County, call David Pereksta @ (805) 659-5740 or E-Mail David
To report rare bird sightings in Santa Barbara, call (805) 964-8240.
To report rare bird sightings in Los Angeles, call (323) 874-1318.