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New Bird Houses add to our Audubon Options for Nesting Friends with New Owl Family

Shadow Hills CC added to the list of “affordable housing for our feathered friends” this past month, by adding a couple of new bird houses on the perimeter of the course. Some stalwart, hearty members and staff braved the cold to get the job done.

The new structures are found adjacent to holes # 1,3,4,5,9 tee,13, & 14.  We wish the new tenants “happy nesting” and offer special thanks to those who were involved! In the pictures below, you will find Jake Witherspoon. Deb and Wayne Elliott. Pat Williams. Susie Leo. Carolyn Townsend, and Betsy Ovitt.

Birds expected any day…
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Audubon Bird Walks Scheduled for 2017 Season

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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:
All on Saturdays
March 11 @ 7:00 AM
March 18 @ 6:00 PM
April 8 @ 8:00 AM
April 29 @ 6:00 PM
May 6 @ 8:00 AM (PLEASE NOTE LATER START TIME)

Shadow Hills Bird Walks Scheduled

BirdWalks

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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