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Reminder - Hawk & Owl Banding Trip

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  • CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
    We would like to remind you of this upcoming event. Hawk & Owl Banding Trip Date: Sunday, April 4, 2004 Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM PDT (GMT-07:00) Sea & Sage
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2004
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      We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

      Hawk & Owl Banding Trip

      Date: Sunday, April 4, 2004
      Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM PDT (GMT-07:00)

      Sea & Sage Audubon is sponsoring 3 Hawk & Owl Banding trips in
      April at Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary. The trips, which will
      be conducted by Pete DeSimone and Scott Thomas, are part of a
      30+ year study in raptor ecology here in Southern California.
      Both men have had many years of experience with avian research
      with an emphasis on raptor biology and ecology. On these trips,
      either Pete, Scott, or another researcher will climb to a nest
      or nest box, carefully lower the raptor chicks to the ground,
      and perform the banding process with the field trip group
      participants.

      The trips begin at 8:00 a.m., and will run for a 4-hour time
      period. Participants will be transported to the banding sites in
      Starr Ranch vehicles. They be able to get VERY close to the
      raptor chicks and learn about the nesting behavior of these
      great birds; this is a great opportunity for anyone who loves
      raptors, especially for those who enjoy photographing them. The
      Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary contains miles of pristine coastal
      sage scrub habitat, willow & sycamore riparian, and native bunch
      grass-covered hillsides all of which are a rare sight in Orange
      County nowadays.

      Trip fee is $30 per person; advance reservations are necessary.
      To make your reservation, make check payable to SEA & SAGE
      AUDUBON and mail to: Banding Trips, c/o Nancy Kenyon, 32 Almond
      Tree Ln, Irvine CA 92612. Please remember to include your phone
      number in case we need to contact you for any last minute
      changes. Enclose your email address or a SASE for trip
      confirmation & information. Complete information on these trips
      may be found on the Sea & Sage website at:
      http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org


      Trip Leaders: Pete DeSimone & Scott Thomas
      Trip Coordinator: Nancy Kenyon
      Irvine, CA
      949-786-3160; kenyon@...
    • CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      We would like to remind you of this upcoming event. Hawk & Owl Banding Trip Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004 Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM PDT (GMT-07:00) Have you ever
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 15, 2004
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        We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

        Hawk & Owl Banding Trip

        Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
        Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM PDT (GMT-07:00)

        Have you ever watched a hawk or owl chick being banded? Have
        you ever been so close to a raptor chick that you could touch
        it? If you are one of those birders who enjoy being in very
        close proximity hawks and owls, then the upcoming banding trips
        are for you.

        Beginning on April 4th, Sea & Sage will be conducting a series
        of Hawk & Owl Banding Trips at Audubon California�s Starr
        Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon. The banding process is part
        of a 30+ year study in raptor ecology here in Southern
        California. Either Pete DeSimone or Scott Thomas will climb to a
        nest or nest box, carefully lower the raptor chicks to the
        ground, and then perform the banding process with the field
        trip group in close proximity. Both Pete and Scott have had many
        years of experience with avian research with an emphasis on
        raptor biology and ecology. Possible candidates for banding
        include Red-shouldered or Red-tailed Hawks, or Barn Owls.

        Advance reservations are needed for these special trips.
        Proceeds will be contributed to the Center for Biological
        Diversity which has filed litigation actions against the
        operation of wind turbine power production in Altamont Pass.
        (Unfortunately, these non-polluting energy sources cause the
        death of a tremendous number of migratory birds including
        hundreds of raptors at Altamont Pass alone.) Your donation of
        $30 or more will go directly to this important raptor
        conservation effort.

        To make your reservation, select the trip date of your choice,
        mail check payable to �Sea & Sage Audubon� to: Banding
        Trips, c/o Nancy Kenyon, 32 Almond Tree Ln, Irvine CA 92612.
        Please provide your phone number (in case we need to contact you
        at the last minute) and your email address for trip confirmation
        & information. For more information on the issue of wind
        turbines at Altamont Pass, go to:
        http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/swcbd/Programs/bdes/altamont/altamont.html

        Nancy Kenyon
        Irvine CA
        Field Trip Chair for Sea & Sage
        kenyon@...
        949-786-3160
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