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Central Coast Birding Rally

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  • John Ayres
    RALLY REGISTRATION DUE 9/20 Showcasing northern Santa Barbara County sites on the Central Coast Birding Trail, the fifth annual Central Coast Birding Rally
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 9, 2002
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      RALLY REGISTRATION DUE 9/20





      Showcasing northern Santa Barbara County sites on the Central Coast Birding Trail, the fifth annual Central Coast Birding Rally will be held the weekend of October 4-6. Hobby Class and Open Class to cater to all levels of birders. Special award to the novice birder who records the most life birds. A reception to acquaint visitors to the area will be held Friday evening. The Rally itself will run from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday followed by a Santa Maria style bar-b-cue with awards and an auction of birding related items & SB Co wine Saturday afternoon. On Sunday the focus will be on "the Ponds" of VAFB with a big day to see how many species can be found at this premier site on the Central Coast Birding Trail. 250 species have been recorded during the short eight year existence of the preserve including 30 species of warblers. The entire event is free to participants having been funded by La Purisima Audubon and the business community of northern Santa Barbara County. For more information, visit our web page at http://lpas.westhost.com/rally or call rally chairman John Ayres at 805-736-8312.



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    • John Ayres
      In an earlier posting today, I inadvertently provided the link to the Central Coast Birding Trail rather than the Rally as was the intent. For rally details
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 17, 2003
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        In an earlier posting today, I inadvertently provided the link to the Central Coast Birding Trail rather than the Rally as was the intent. For rally details go to http://lpas.westhost.com/rally/

        John Ayres
        Lompoc, CA

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      • John Ayres
        CENTRAL COAST BIRDING RALLY ADDS NON-COMPETITIVE VENUE A non-competitive Hobby Class Rally has been added to this year s event scheduled for October 3-5.
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 3, 2003
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          CENTRAL COAST BIRDING RALLY ADDS NON-COMPETITIVE VENUE



          A non-competitive Hobby Class Rally has been added to this year's event scheduled for October 3-5. Everything else remains the same. It is friendly and it is fun. It caters to all levels of experience. It is free.



          Participants in the new venue will bird three Central Coast Birding Trail sites to add to the composite rally bird list while at the same time looking for a targeted trail specialty bird at each site: a Heerman's Gull at Ocean Park, an Oak Titmouse at Miguelito Park and a Wrentit at La Purisima Mission. All species must be seen. Prize to members of all teams that see the three birds.



          A rally reception with hors d'oeuvres and a raffle will be held Friday evening. The rally itself will be held Saturday morning, the Hobby Class in the Lompoc Valley and the Open Class in the Santa Maria Valley. In the afternoon a Santa Maria style bar-b-cue with an auction of birding related items will be held at Los Alamos County Park. On Sunday, a Big Site will take place at Nojoqui Falls County Park with a beverage and grilled hot dogs being served around noon. All of these scheduled events are free.



          The Rally is part of La Purisima Audubon's continuing effort to promote the northern Santa Barbara County portion of the Central Coast Birding Trail. For more information about the rally, check out: http://lpas.westhost.com/rally/ . While you are at it, also check out the Central Coast Birding Trail website: http://lpas.westhost.com/CCBT/ . While still a work in progress, we hope to eventually make it the most informative trail website in the country. We welcome your comments about the existing site and ideas for future additions.



          John Ayres

          Rally Chairman

          La Purisima Audubon


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        • John Ayres
          Central Coast Birding Rally Results [Saturday, October 4] Open Class {three Santa Maria Valley trail sites} 1st Place - Mike Stiles, Tom Edell, Bill Bouton and
          Message 4 of 6 , Oct 7, 2003
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            Central Coast Birding Rally Results [Saturday, October 4]

            Open Class {three Santa Maria Valley trail sites}
            1st Place - Mike Stiles, Tom Edell, Bill Bouton and Brad Schram from San Luis Obispo County [100 species]
            2nd Place - Brad Hines, Dave Compton, Becky Hoban and Wes Fritz from Santa Barbara County [96 species]
            3rd Place - Guy Tingos, Betsy Moles, Joan Hardie and Peter Gaede from Santa Barbara [88 species]

            Hobby Class {three Lompoc Valley trail sites}
            1st Place - Carol Langford, Babette LaWall, Dee Lyon and Andi Packard from Ventura County [71 species]
            2nd Place - Lindsay and Hal Wahlborg, John Vickers and Beth Dunn from Lompoc [66 species]
            3rd Place - Leslie Mosson, Pat Wells, Lucy De Jonge, and Betty Farrell from San Luis Obispo County [54 species]

            Olga Barraza of Lompoc won the prize for most life birds with sixteen.
            Jerry and Lenny Grant of Buellton found all three trail target species in the non-competitive rally.

            137 species were recorded during the five hour rally including a Prothonotary and a Prairie Warbler.

            In all, fourteen teams participated with participants coming from as far away as Lake Elsinore and Redlands.

            John Ayres
            Rally Chairman
            LPAS, Lompoc, CA

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          • Paul Keller
            Come join fellow birders for all or part of the Central Coast Birding Rally this October 8-10 in northern Santa Barbara County. Register now with your team,
            Message 5 of 6 , Oct 2, 2004
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              Come join fellow birders for all or part of the Central Coast Birding Rally
              this October 8-10 in northern Santa Barbara County. Register now with your
              team, Experienced or Novice, or come stag and hook up with a team at the
              rally. Fee of $5 covers the cost of the Saturday BBQ. Yes, the winning
              teams get a prize, though most participants will be out to enjoy the company
              of birds and birders. For complete details, visit
              <http://lpas.westhost.com/rally/index.htm>.
              Mike Taaffe, La Purisima Audubon Society President
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