Newsletter - Issue 59
Seasons Greetings to all our wonderful Nikon's BATV fans. Its been a busy year. And we look forward to an even busier year next year as we enter Season 5.
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BATV Destination Videos►California

Birding around the Globe

Learn about BATV's birding destinations, watch the latest Birding Adventures shows and catch our quest for each week's Golden Bird. All BATV shows are available NOW online.


QUICK FACTS: State Bird - California Quail; 595 species recorded in 54 families; 103 North American endemics represented; 2 State endemics; 4 USA endemics

SPECIALITY BIRDS: Island Scrub-jay, Yellow-billed Magpie, California Condor, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Tri-colored Blackbird, Spotted Owl, Mountain and California Quails, White-tailed Kite, Snowy Plover, Black Oystercatcher, Surfbird, Lawrence's Goldfinch, California Towhee, California Thrasher, Le Conte's Thrasher, Wrentit, California Gnatcatcher, Oak Titmouse, Hutton's Vireo, Cassin's Kingbird, White-headed Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pelagic Cormorant

TOURS: WINGS offers a variety of tours to California: California and Arizona: Deserts in Winter; California: The Southern Coast, Santa Cruz Island, the Salton Sea and the Mohave Desert; and California: The Southern Sierra and the Kern River Valley

BATV "IN THE KNOWS": Try paragliding with Eagle Paragliding; Visit Santa Cruz Island and go whale-watching with Island Packers; Try rock-climbing in the San Isidro Canyon with EarthWorks; Go on incredible ocean kayaking adventures with knowledgeable guides Santa Barbara Adventure Company

California DESTINATION > California Condor
California Condor
It is a large, black vulture with patches of white on the underside of the wings and a largely bald head with skin color ranging from yellowish to a bright red, depending on the bird's mood.
California DESTINATION > Island Scrub Jay
Island Scrub Jay
The Island Scrub-Jay is one of the species native to North America and is endemic to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Southern California.
California DESTINATION > Yellow Billed Magpie
Yellow Billed Magpie
The Yellow-billed Magpie, Pica nuttalli, is a large bird in the crow family found only in California.
California DESTINATION > California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
This threatened bird is only found in the extreme south of California and has been affected by the boom in housing development.

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