LA Audubon monthly meeting, 12/10/08
- Hi Birders
You are cordially invited to attend Los Angeles Audubon's monthly
meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday December 10, 2008 in Plummer Park, 7335
Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, room 6 in the Community
Hall. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Start your
holiday shopping now as the book store will be open before and after
the meeting. We feature great bird field guides, bird finding books,
optics and more!! The book store will feature sales and clearance on
certain items. This coming Saturday, 12/6/08, the store will be open
for your shopping enjoyment!
Kimball Garrett presents:
BUT IT DOESN�T LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN THE BOOK!!!
We�ve all been perplexed as to the identity of many birds we see in
the field. It should be easy � just look at the bird and match it
with a picture in your field guide! But of course it doesn�t work
that way, and the �match-the-picture� approach to field
identification can sometimes get you in lots of trouble. So why
doesn�t the bird we see look �just like the one in the book�? Is the
problem with the bird? With the book? With the birder? Or with the
world in general? Kimball Garrett will explore the art of identifying
birds in the field by examining why birds so rarely look exactly as
depicted in field guides. He�s been at it for over 40 years, mainly
here in southern California. When not in the field, he resides with
the bird collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
County where he has served as Ornithology Manager since 1982.
Garrett is co-author of several bird books, including the recent
Birds of the Los Angeles Region, Birds of Southern California: Status
and Distribution, and the Peterson Field Guide to Warblers.
Please join upcoming Christmas counts sponsored by Los Angeles
Sunday, December 14
Malibu Christmas Bird Count
Contact compiler Larry Allen at: larryallen@... to
Saturday, December 20
Lancaster Christmas Bird Count
Contact compiler Nick Freeman by replying to this message to be
placed on a team or be given an area.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Los Angeles Basin Christmas Bird Count
Contact compiler Dan Cooper at: dan@...
I hope to see you at the monthly meeting. A great way to close out
your birding year!
Los Angeles Audubon Society
President and Program Chair
Join us in celebrating our Centennial in 2010
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