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Shadow Hills Bird Walks Scheduled

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There are more bird walks scheduled over the next few weeks. These are a wonderful way to enjoy the birds around our club, which make Shadow Hills a special place.

With more than 60 identified species, there are more than enough opportunities to make almost every Bird Walk unique!

Here is the list of upcoming events:

Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 AM
Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 26 at 7:00 AM
Meet at the pro shop. There is no charge for these events.

 

Birdhouses Installed…New “Tenants” Appearing!

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A small but dedicated group installed the new birdhouses as part of our Audubon certification process, on February 20th.

Our feathered friends are just one of the many bonus amenities that make Shadow Hills CC unique!
Click “More” to see the pictures and descriptions from Audubon chair, Betsy Ovitt.
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The Birds of Shadow Hills – An Audubon Presentation

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Kathy Lamberg gave a wonderful presentation on the “Birds of Shadow Hills Country Club” in late January.  What became clear, is that Shadow Hills is teaming with a huge range of birds and wildlife!

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It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…No…Wait…It’s a BIRD!

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Not only does the early bird get the worm, but the early risers get the birds!

The 6:30AM bird walk last Sunday attracted seven early risers to walk the course in search of the birds. The bird activity was little slower now as nesting season is about over.  The group was led by birder Kathy Lamberg and  meandered down holes 10 and over to 17.

She helped them identify bird calls as well as the visible birds.  There were two highlights of the hour long walk, one was a juvenile Woodpecker high on a snag of a tree and the other was a small Cooper Hawk chasing a big Turkey Vulture in flight.  The hawk attacked the vulture and flew into his chest a number of times until the vulture left.  We think there is a hawk’s nest near the 16th tee, so watch for it!

Audubon Birdhouse Event Gets Kids Building for the Birds!

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On July 10th, several families showed up to take on the building of the first few birdhouses that will be placed around the course, as part of our Audubon certification process.

We aren’t sure if there will be a “turf war” over the beautiful resulting houses, but fun was certainly had by all!

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Audubon Certification and Information Central!

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Below the Fold (Click Read More) you will find several articles and information regarding our move toward becoming Audubon Certified! Board Member Betsy Ovitt, along with several volunteers and staff, has been working diligently toward this goal since late winter.

Events “For The Birds”

We are having three activities in July for those of you who might be “for the birds”.

The first is a Bird House Building Party for the kids on Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 AM in the lobby.  We have kits and will have ice cream sundaes as a reward for putting them together.  Adults can help as well.  Just show up and enjoy the fun.

Then on Sunday, July 19, it is a Bird Breakfast.  Come at 6:30 AM (we are all getting up earlier since the sun rises in the middle of the night)  and join us for a bird walk to see and hear the different birds that are on or near the course.   Gather on the patio, bring you binocs and stay for breakfast.

Oh, that is too early for you?  Then we are having one for you night owls (and we might hear the owls) on Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 PM.  Come and have dinner at the club and we will gather on the patio at 8:00

You will be amazed at who else is enjoying our course besides us!!

Check back regularly for more information on upcoming events.
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