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Inaugural bird- a-thon in Huntington Beach searching for counters– Orange County Register

A flock of birders found 40 various types throughout a three-hour walk of Huntington Central Park and its Urban Forest on Thursday early morning,Sept 22.

The numerous birds counted are a great start to an inaugural bird- a-thon fundraising event that continues this weekend to raise cash to more bring back the environment at the park in hopes of enticing much more birds and other wildlife.

  • A crow chases a red-tailed hawk as they fly over...

    A crow goes after a red-tailed hawk as they fly over the Urban Forest at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers walk through the forest as...

    Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers stroll through the forest as they look for birds throughout their regular monthly bird count and study at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Jim Kendall, a photographer and Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteer,...

    Jim Kendall, a professional photographer and Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteer, look for birds throughout the regular monthly bird count and study at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • An American kestrel flies over the Urban Forest at Huntington...

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    An American kestrel flies over the Urban Forest at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Betty Kanne, an Urban Forest volunteer, holds a banner of...

    Betty Kanne, an Urban Forest volunteer, holds a banner of birds discovered in Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach throughout the Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon which started Thursday early morning, September 22, 2022, and ends onSunday It is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers look through their binoculars as...

    Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers check out their field glasses as they look for birds throughout their regular monthly bird count and study at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • An Allen’s hummingbird sits on a branch in the Urban...

    An Allen’s hummingbird rests on a branch in the Urban Forest at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Lena Hayashi of Huntington Beach, a Urban Forest volunteer, places...

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    Lena Hayashi of Huntington Beach, a Urban Forest volunteer, puts an indication to assist visitors recognize birds at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers search for birds during their...

    Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers look for birds throughout their regular monthly bird count and study at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers walk through the forest as...

    Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers stroll through the forest as they look for birds throughout their regular monthly bird count and study at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • A check-in table with bird information for visitors at the...

    A check-in table with bird details for visitors at the Urban Forest at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers search for birds during their...

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    Huntington Beach Urban Forest volunteers look for birds throughout their regular monthly bird count and study at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Betty Kanne, an Urban Forest volunteer, searches for birds found...

    Betty Kanne, an Urban Forest volunteer, look for birds discovered in Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach throughout the Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon which started Thursday early morning, September 22, 2022, and ends onSunday It is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

  • Ceramic bird medallions at the check-in table which also has...

    Ceramic bird medallions at the check-in table which likewise has bird details for visitors at the Urban Forest at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Urban Forest Fall bird- a-thon started Thursday early morning and ends on Sunday and is a chance for the general public to identify fall moving and resident birds while raising funds to safeguard, improve and broaden bird friendly environment. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/ SCNG).

“If we broke it, we can fix it,” bird lover Betty Kanne stated of the effort began some twenty years ago to plant the spot of dirt and rocks in the Huntington Beach park’s southwest corner. Through the efforts of the Huntington Beach Tree Society and its volunteers, the Urban Forest is now a popular stop for moving birds and a delighted home to lots of others. It is likewise a precious location to stroll and nature expect lots of in the neighborhood.

Community members are welcomed this weekend to gather promises like they would for a walk-a-thon and after that walk around the park searching for birds, raising month either by bird found, by mile strolled or flat contributions.

Experienced birders can take part, submitting their finds to the citizen-scientist website eBirds hosted by Cornell University scientists, however anyone can enjoy overhead or glimpse around in the bushes and count the number of birds they see, stated Lena Hayashi, a professional birder who has actually led a month-to-month bird study of the Urban Forest for the last 2 years.

There is likewise a list with photos of typical birds that neighborhood members can utilize to attempt to recognize what they see. And Kanne is setting up an enjoyable obstacle to see who can be the very first to identify a “bona fide rare bird.”

This location is on the Pacific Flyway and this time of year gets traffic from moving birds on their method from upper Canada and Alaska to theSouthern Hemisphere

“In the fall we revel in seeing the birds pass through,” Kanne stated, including that warblers are a preferred. “They are colorful, flighty and have a beautiful song. We kinda hope we can get a rare warbler.”

Counting the birds is necessary, Hayashi stated. “They are kind of an indicator species for how the habitat is doing.”

With the cash raised through the bird- a-thon, she stated the volunteers wish to plant more California sage brush in hopes of restoring the California gnatcatcher population, a native types that has actually diminished in numbers.

“There really is an optimistic message in the story we are telling,” Kanne stated, a Huntington Beach homeowner for about 40 years. The advancement of the Urban Forest along with other natural locations around Huntington Beach by the tree society and volunteers “is a testimony if citizens come together they really can make a difference.”

To take part in the bird- a-thon, see hbtrees.org, where you can discover a map, the list of birds, the promise type and more details.

Daniel Husband
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I'm the editor for Pet News 2Day. I also a dog groomer for almost 5 years plus work along side my wife with her dog walking business too so I really understand the pet industry.

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