General Membership Meeting

Everyone welcome.

Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Located between Moorpark and Ventura Blvd., on the west side of Balboa, just south of the Presbyterian Church. Come early for social hour.

Don DesJardin presents “The Birds of Ventura County

Don DesJardin has been birding and photographing birds for the last 18 years in what he calls his “local patch”, Ventura County. Even though Don’s primary passion was the 35mm camera, he had always wanted to explore the world of capturing birds on video. After much research, he decided to take the plunge into the video world by purchasing a Canon XL1 Mini DV video camera in April of 2000. This is an awesome camera, and with a 3CCD chip, and being a digital format, it approaches near broadcast video quality. Since then he has acquired an extensive collection of local and migratory Ventura County birds, shorebirds being one of his most favorite groups.

Don’s program is a 60-minute video that he has produced called “The Birds of Ventura County.” This is not a bird identification video, but what he calls “bird eye candy”, that will show 285 separate video clips covering over 130 species and shows just how diverse the bird life is for Ventura County, even though it represents only a small portion of the total bird species ever recorded for the county.

Join us for this interesting program.