DECEMBER 2023 - "TOP 10 MOST WANTED YARD BIRDS: A CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT PRIMER"
Speaker: Frank DeMartino
Date: December 12, 2023
Program Description: 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 43 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!
Speaker Bio: Frank is an avid birdwatcher whose passion for birds has led him to serve on the board of both Ventura Audubon Society and Conejo Valley Audubon Society where he is currently President. He is the owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Ventura as well as the coordinator and compiler for the Ventura Christmas Bird Count.
During the pandemic, Frank began offering bird education classes online as “Frank the Bird Guy” and has shared the joy of birds with thousands worldwide.