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This record shot first county Varied Bunting was found at Gaviota State Beach on 3 November, 2018.

Photo: Wes Fritz

Varied Bunting

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eBird has updated their Explore Species search tool which includes maps, stats, photos, and sounds for any bird in the world, including personalized stats based on your own submissions. This new feature lets you explore everything eBird, Merlin, and the Macaulay Library know about every species of bird. Quickly retrieve your own individual life, state and county records through Explore Species. Give it a try...

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Posted September 22, 2018

Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a winter-long (November-April) survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, community areas, and other locales in North America. Anyone interested in birds can participate. Join now for the 2018–19 season, which begins November 10 and runs through April 5.

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Posted November 4, 2018

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eBird Essentials is a free online course offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This is a self-paced, five lesson plan full of how-to's that will help you get the most out of your eBirding experiences. These courses are especially helpful to beginning birders and those new to eBird. eBird Essentials is provided free of charge to anyone with an eBird account:

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Posted October 28, 2018