June 09, 2022

Snapshot Cal Coast 2022 is June 13th-July 4th!

Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual California statewide community science effort that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast using the iNaturalist app. Led by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the MPA (Marine Protected Area) Collaborative Network, and an array of other partners, we are creating a valuable snapshot in time of where species are located along our coast.

https://www.calacademy.org/calcoast

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May 29, 2022

Celebrating Black Birders Week 2022.

Join us in celebrating Black Birders Week 2022 by getting outside, spending time with community, and learning about the birds of the East Bay. This is a week-long program series that runs from Sun, May 29 to Sat, June 4.

https://www.ebparks.org/black-birders-week-2022

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May 25, 2022

Nonprofits ask for donations to help sick, hungry brown pelicans in L.A.

More than 200 brown pelicans are hungry and sick in the area, officials said. The cold and starving animals arrive sick and many have injuries associated with increasingly risky efforts to find food.

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/losangeles/news/nonprofits-ask-for-donations-to-help-sick-hungry-brown-pelicans-in-la/

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May 12, 2022

SoCal’s secret birding spot where you can watch 130 species fly though.

Even if you’ve lived here a long time, Southern California can amaze you. Hundreds of different bird species can whiz through the area unnoticed — until you stop and watch in jaw-dropping awe.

https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/newsletter/2022-05-12/la-tr-best-secret-birding-spot-southern-california-the-wild

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Global Big Day—14 May 2022

Be a part of birding’s biggest team! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you. No matter where you are, join us virtually on 14 May, help celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and share the birds you find with eBird.

Participating is easy—you can even be part of Global Big Day from home. If you can spare 5 or 10 minutes, report your bird observations to eBird online or with our free eBird Mobile app.

https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-2022

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May 09, 2022

Black birders are taking flight in L.A. Here’s how to join them.

For those who are interested in bird-watching, there are plenty of ways to get started.

Start with a local Instagram search for birding groups in your community. Use search terms like #birding and #birdwatching. Send a direct message to groups like Feminist Bird Club Los Angeles and Los Angeles Birders. Inquire about any upcoming events or predominantly Black bird-watching groups.

https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-05-09/black-birders-how-to-start-birding-los-angeles?_amp=true

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World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday in May (May 14th in 2022) as migratory birds journey to nesting sites.

https://www.migratorybirdday.org/

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April 14, 2022

National Park Week!

Celebrate National Park Week 2022 with us April 16 to 24! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. Entrance fees are waived on April 16 to kick off National Park Week and encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks.

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-park-week.htm

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April 04, 2022

City Nature Challenge

Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2020 City Nature Challenge.
Started in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities. Run by the Community Science teams at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the CNC is an annual four-day global bioblitz at the end of April, where cities are in a collaboration-meets-friendly-competition to see not only what can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal, but also which city can gather the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the event.

The 2022 City Nature Challenge takes place in 2 parts
April 29 -
May 2
Taking pictures of wild plants and animals.

May 3 -
May 8
Identifying what was found.

https://citynaturechallenge.org/

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March 03, 2022

World Wildlife Day 2022 Theme Examines Key Species and Ecosystem Restoration.

World Wildlife Day is an annual event held by the United Nations to raise awareness and celebrate Earth's animals and plants. World Wildlife Day 2022, on March 3, centers around the theme of "recovering key species for ecosystem restoration." But what exactly does that mean and why is it important?

https://www.newsweek.com/world-wildlife-day-theme-examines-ecosystems-1684172?amp=1

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