PHOTOS: ALECIA SMITH
"TOP 10 MOST WANTED YARD BIRDS:
A CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT PRIMER"
Speaker: Frank Demartino
It's Christmas Bird Count season! Ventura's count is Saturday, December 30th. That means it's time to start checking those backyard birds! This presentation will focus on the history of the Christmas Bird Count, the importance of community science, how you can participate in our upcoming count, and what birds to look for in your yard. We will also take a look at some local trends that we’ve observed over the past 42 years. Finally, we'll go over 10 of the birds that we most want to find for the CBC. You may have one and not even realize it!
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NESTING BIRD SEASON
Please postpone any tree-trimming until the fall when the tree can be reassessed for trimming. Much tree-trimming is unnecessary, not helpful for birds, and bad for the tree, such as topping and over-thinning. If you need to trim your tree or shrubs because you have received a Fire Hazard notice, please check for any nests prior to trimming and avoid trimming in the vicinity of an active nest until after the chicks have fledged.
Please see our Tree Trimming Guidelines for more recommendations on tree-trimming.