• IMG_2143 - 2008-06-07 at 08-33-33
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2144 - 2008-06-07 at 08-33-33
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2150 - 2008-06-07 at 08-34-28
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2152 - 2008-06-07 at 08-36-17
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2153 - 2008-06-07 at 08-36-45
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  • Skunk predation, and lack of a sand berm to protect from hightides has made the nursery an important part of the Snowy Plover Restoration Program at Sands
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2154 - 2008-06-07 at 08-36-58
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  • chick food
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2156 - 2008-06-07 at 08-37-11
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  • Sand Flea, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_2177 - 2008-06-07 at 08-47-38
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  • Different sizes for differnt stages of chick development
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  • Sand Flea, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_2191 - 2008-06-07 at 08-52-21
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  • Wooden eggs, they are used to replace the real eggs which are brought to the nursery, note teeth marks on some of them
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_2576 - 2008-06-11 at 13-40-16
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  • Chick with surrogate feather duster and light of the heat lamp
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_3471 - 2008-06-19 at 06-38-44
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  • This mountain was on fire in July 2008, the slough has recceded with the lack of late rains and warm weather.
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  • Devereux Slough
  • IMG_3476 - 2008-06-19 at 06-50-19
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  • The Shearwater, NOAA's Research boat off of Devereux Point
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  • Boats, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3477 - 2008-06-19 at 06-53-55
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  • Kelp boat harvesting kelp from the beds off of Isla Vista
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  • Boats, Devereux Slough, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3478 - 2008-06-19 at 06-59-44
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  • Restoration has been going on with cleaning up the Eucalyptus and gradually replacing it with natives.
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  • Devereux Slough, Restoration
  • IMG_3520 - 2008-06-19 at 07-07-14
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  • The Goleta Mountains a month before the Gap fire.
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  • Bridge, Devereux Slough
  • IMG_3525 - 2008-06-19 at 16-09-37
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  • Darleen and Nicole at the start of a bird walk with Mark Holmgren
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  • Birders, Darlene Chirman, Nicole Cerra, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3526 - 2008-06-19 at 16-09-56
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  • Mark Holmgrem gave a group of COPR volunteers a wonderful bird walk. Mark adds great insights into what is involved with monitoring wildlife at Coal Oil Point Reserve. He has been helping over the years with bird and animal lists for COPR.
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  • Birders, Mark Holmgren, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3527 - 2008-06-19 at 16-22-20
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  • Birders, Mark Holmgren, Nicole Cerra, Sands Beach - COPR, Steve Ferry
  • IMG_3528 - 2008-06-19 at 16-22-23
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  • "It's really about the land. Birds are a small part of it. They are good for those whith short attention spans." - Mark Holmgrem
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  • Birders, Mark Holmgren, Pat Walker, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3542 - 2008-06-19 at 17-14-23
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  • Cliff Swallows, Sands Beach - COPR, Swallows
  • IMG_3567 - 2008-06-19 at 17-16-25
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  • I was excited at first to see all of the swallow together because we thought that a good portion of them were tree-swallows but the group that I photographed were mainly Cliff Swallows
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  • Cliff Swallows, Sands Beach - COPR, Swallows
  • IMG_3587 - 2008-06-19 at 17-19-07
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  • Cliff Swallows, Sands Beach - COPR, Swallows
  • IMG_3591 - 2008-06-19 at 17-19-20
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  • Cliff Swallows, Sands Beach - COPR, Swallows
  • IMG_3598 - 2008-06-19 at 17-23-30
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  • Coal Oil Point Reserve Pond, we tested an hypotheses on what provided more bird diversity, the slough or the pond. It is thought that the more stable water chemistry and height provides better habitat for birds. We counted one more bird species around the pond than around the slough.
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3601 - 2008-06-19 at 17-27-19
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  • Birders, Darlene Chirman, Mark Holmgren, Pat Walker, Sands Beach - COPR, Steve Ferry
  • IMG_3602 - 2008-06-19 at 17-28-02
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  • Birders, Mark Holmgren, Pat Walker, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3608 - 2008-06-19 at 17-42-14
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  • Pat and Mark
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  • Mark Holmgren, Pat Walker, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3660 - 2008-06-20 at 15-54-38
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  • Sara, Keeping Records is part of being a docent
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  • Docents, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3665 - 2008-06-20 at 15-55-09
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  • Docents, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3670 - 2008-06-20 at 15-57-00
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  • Docents, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3678 - 2008-06-20 at 16-10-41
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3691 - 2008-06-20 at 16-15-07
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  • Community education and outreach
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3692 - 2008-06-20 at 16-15-13
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3703 - 2008-06-21 at 08-28-43
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  • Devereux Slough
  • IMG_3715 - 2008-06-21 at 08-30-13
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  • Devereux Slough
  • IMG_3724 - 2008-06-21 at 08-50-41
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  • Pat is a mainstay with helping with the Snowy Plover nesting this season.
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  • Pat Walker, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3726 - 2008-06-21 at 08-55-56
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3730 - 2008-06-21 at 08-57-23
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3742 - 2008-06-21 at 09-06-26
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_3745 - 2008-06-21 at 09-06-36
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_3749 - 2008-06-21 at 09-07-10
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_3756 - 2008-06-21 at 09-08-17
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  • Chicks, Sands Beach - COPR, Snowy Plovers
  • IMG_3772 - 2008-06-21 at 09-18-49
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3777 - 2008-06-21 at 09-36-13
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  • dogs, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3783 - 2008-06-22 at 06-46-12
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  • Devereux Slough, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret
  • IMG_3796 - 2008-06-22 at 06-50-00
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  • Devereux Slough, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret
  • IMG_3807 - 2008-06-22 at 06-54-29
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  • Tree-swallows used the nesting boxes this year again, they like the boxes next to water
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  • Devereux Slough, Tree Swallow
  • IMG_3808 - 2008-06-22 at 07-06-22
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  • Pond at COPR
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  • Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3839 - 2008-06-22 at 07-22-22
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  • Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus
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  • Hooded Oriole, Oriole, Sands Beach - COPR
  • IMG_3966 - 2008-06-29 at 06-30-17
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  • Gadwall, Anas strepera and chicks
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  • Chicks, Devereux Slough, Gadwall

Interests of Callie | Birds | Surfing | Santa Barbara Farmers' Market, Gardening and Farming | Snowy Plovers | Trips and Places

Callie's e-mail: cjbowdish@hotmail.com

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