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SDFO January 16 Meeting Announcement and The Skimmer

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From: San Diego Field Ornithologists <sdfoforum@…>
Date: January 11, 2024 at 11:20:19 AM PST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: SDFO January 16 Meeting Announcement and The Skimmer

Hello Birders,
We hope you can join us for the San Diego Field
Ornithologist meeting on Tuesday, January 16, at 6:00 p.m. 
This will be a Zoom
meeting – the link for the meeting will be sent out to members on Monday, January 15.
Program: Eric Ripma will present “Raptor Migration in Costa Rica.”
Costa Rica is well known as one of the top birding countries in the world, but many birders don’t realize that this wonderful country hosts an incredible
raptor migration. Eric’s presentation will take us to the amazing site of Kèköldi where millions of raptors pass overhead each autumn, as well as other
Costa Rican hotspots in search of endemics. Eric enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge, especially about identification with birders of all
ages and experience levels. After beginning birding at the age of ten in Indianapolis, Indiana, he birded every chance he had throughout his childhood. Birding has led him from spectacular migratory hotspots in the Great Lakes region to the Pacific coast and beyond. Eric has also spent time birding in many tropical locations throughout Central and South America. He has worked for numerous bird related projects including bird banding in the United States and Belize, monitoring breeding Caspian Terns in Oregon counting migrating waterbirds at Whitefish Point, Michigan, and conducting shorebird surveys on Louisiana’s barrier islands. He is currently living in Louisiana guiding birding tours throughout the Americas for Sabrewing Nature Tours, assisting on a
Ph.D. project studying Royal Terns and Black Skimmers, conducting shorebird surveys in his spare time, and will once again be guiding field trips for the San Diego Birding Festival in February.
The Skimmer is attached to the bottom of this email and
contains the San Diego Bird Observations for December 2023 compiled by
Paul E. Lehman.

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Happy Birding,

Charlene Glacy
Secretary, SDFO