Goleta ‘Hot Spots’ Lure Area Birders

December 2, 2013 7:59 AM

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Goleta ‘Hot Spots’ Lure Area Birders

Birders, as committed bird-watchers call themselves, are a hardy lot. They have to be since their feathered targets in this area range from the seashore to the mountains, with many types of terrain in-between.

Sturdy footwear comes in handy, as does a powerful pair of binoculars. Some birds, like owls, are best observed at night, so night-vision equipment may help. However, great patience, persistence, a sense of humor and knowledge of bird plumage and habitats are birder traits at least as important as t...

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