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Birding-Related  - Morro Bay

Fun Family Activity-Attracting Hummingbirds

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  • A Massive Guide To Birdwatching: Find Out All About Birding Like a Pro!
  • Build Your Own Birdhouse for Your Backyard Birding Hobby
  • Flowers and Plants to Attract Birds and other Wildlife
  • Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
  •  New  Identify birds through their feathers  Identify Birds through their feathers
  • Docent Joyce Cory's "Birding the Central Coast "Blog - a refreshing current chronicle of local birding wonders - highly recommended - contains narrated videos and still photos.
  • A Guide to Finding Local Birds
  • Program and registration information for the 2006 (and future years)  Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, Jan. 13-16, 2006, in Morro Bay, CA, is at the all new morrobaybirdfestival.org site
    • (Historical archives related to the Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival (2003 -present))
    • (Historical archives related to the Morro Bay Bird Fest 2003 working directory (maps))
    • BirdFest.org is an alternative front door to the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival and related resources
  • Morro Coast Audubon has a new site at http://morrocoastaudubon.org/ (it was http://www.gliderpilots.org/audubon/)
  • http://morrostrand.com Common Birds of Morro Strand State Beach
  • Local Nature Photos including Many Local Birds are at morro-bay.com/digitalchocolate
  • Snowy Plover Blog
    6-9-03 Snowy Plover nest discovered 2000' inland in Cloisters (Morro Bay, CA)
    6-22-03 Plover Family decides to move to the beach!
    6-24-03 Two chicks seen on the beach (Teresa Larson reports)
  • "Plovers nest in Cloisters' peace" http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/6235017.htm
  • http://westernsnowyplover.org/ --   A resource site devoted to the recovery of the Western Snowy Plover
  • Freeman Hall's Montaņa de Oro Raptor Identification Tips (now with photos)
  • Mike Stiles' San Luis Obispo County Birds
  • Wild Birds Unlimited (San Luis Obispo)
  • Links to Birding Links (good)
  • SIALIA.COM The CA Birding Lists Digest (Covers Northern and Southern Califirnia)
  • Peregrine Falcon Watching 
  • Also, see "Outdoor Activities"

    Special  Maps for Bird Fest 2003 Jan. 17-20, 2003 (Maps, etc.)

    Bird Friendly Boating

    Bird Hunting in Morro Bay  In the Bleachers comic
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    Conflict in the Bay - Hunters versus Kayakers 
    Neil Farrell on the history of this conflict

    Bob Isenberg's Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch Hat

    Birding Identification SItes:

    • http://www.whatbird.com/ - Over 900 birds are in this database - search one by one from 11 attributes (habitat, color, backyard feeder, bill length, readily eats, bill shape, location, shape, size, wing shape, family) - use the attributes you are sure of first to identify birds.  Very good!  This site seems to be a little slow to generate results, but it is very smart - narrowing down results as you select more and more features, and subsets of values for those features.

    • Idaho Museum of Natural History Visual Key for Bird Identification

    • The Internet Bird Collection (IBC) http://ibc.hbw.com/ibc/phtml/whatIBC.phtml is a non-profit endeavor with the goal of disseminating knowledge about the world's avifauna.  It is an on-line audiovisual library of footage of the world's birds that is available to the general public free of charge.  While the initial aim is to post at least one video per species, the long-term objective is to eventually include several videos showing a variety of biological aspects (e.g. feeding, breeding, etc.) for every species.