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Birds of Winter 2015 – Monday Classes

Eight Monday classes, January 5 - March 2 (9:00-11:00 AM)

Join our naturalist and expert birder Fred Emerson to study and observe winter bird life at local creeks, sloughs, beaches, and woodland. This class will emphasize plant and bird relationships.

Members: $65; Non-Members: $75

Register On-Line 
(Opens to Museum members December 8 at 10:00 AM and to Non-members December 9 at 10:00 AM)
 

Birds of Winter 2015 – Tuesday Classes

Eight Tuesday classes, January 27 - March 17 (8:00-10:00 AM)

The early bird gets the worm!  Join our naturalist and expert birder Rebecca Coulter to study and observe winter bird life at local creeks, sloughs, beaches, and woodland. This class will emphasize birding by ear.

Members: $65; Non-Members: $75

Register On-Line  
(Opens to Museum members December 8 at 10:00 AM and to Non-members December 9 at 10:00 AM)

 

Please contact 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or rskinner@sbnature2.org if you have questions regarding field trips & classes.

 



Santa Barbara Regional Natural History Field Trip Series:
Each field trip is limited to a maximum of 30 participants with 3 trip leaders.  Once on site, participants will break into groups of 10, spending equal amounts of time with each of the three trip leaders.  Each trip leader will emphasize observations of the site from a different perspective. 

For example, the trip leaders may view a sight through the lens of a herpetologist (amphibians & reptiles), an ornithologist (birds), and a botanist (plants). 

Or, the site may be viewed from geologic (structural and chemical aspects of the ecosystem), biogeographic (geographic distribution of biological communities), and ethnobotanic (how native cultures have used the plants) perspectives.

Field trip costs vary depending on what, if any, transportation costs are involved.  The Santa Cruz Island trip in October involves an overnight stay at the UCSB field station.  Both the Santa Cruz Island and Coastal boat trips involve boat transportation.  For more information please contact Ron Skinner at rskinner@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 170. 

Tickets are available on-line: http://www.sbnature.org/tickets/


Ellwood Beach Tidepools
Sunday, January 18           12:30-3:30 PM

Join Museum Malacologist Daniel Geiger, former Sea Center Director Gary Robinson and LA County Museum of Natural History Ichthyologist Christine Thacker at low tide to explore the flora and fauna of the intertidal zone.  On the way to the tidepools we will examine the Ellwood Main Monarch aggregation and explore the Ellwood Mesa.

Cost: $22 Members/$25 non-members.           


 

Coal Oil Point Reserve
Saturday, February 28     9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Explore one of Southern California’s best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment encompassing a wide variety of coastal and estuarine habitats. 

Cost: $22 Members/$25 non-members.  

 


 

2015 Santa Barbara Region Natural History Field Trip Series (details coming)

Sunday, January 18                 Ellwood - Monarchs & Tidepooling (12:30-3:30 PM)

Saturday, February 28             Coal Oil Point Reserve

Saturday, March 14                 Aliso Trail

Saturday, April 18                   Carrizo Plain

Saturday, May 16                    Hwy 33/Sespe Creek

Saturday, June 13                   Sedgwick Reserve

Saturday, July 11                    Coastal Boat Trip: Whales, Plankton, & Physical Oceanography

Saturday, August 22                Mount Pinos

Saturday, September 26          Guadalupe Dunes

Saturday, October 24&25         Santa Cruz Island (overnight at UCSB field station)

Saturday, November 21           Morro Bay Estuary

Saturday, December 5             Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve

 

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