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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUEBIRD CLUB

June 3, 2017

Irvine Water District Meeting Room

 

Bob Keally substituted for Bill Wallace. Meeting started at 9:05 am with 37 in attendance. Newcomers: Lisa Seymour from Fullerton Love. Susan Bulger recruited Lisa. Lisa already has a trail. Claire Bishop is a teacher from Garden Grove and has a box at her school.

Jo-Ann Collier’s Treasurer Report: Presented by Danette Davis, CCI donations & sign sales $88.00; expenses $15.28, total net $5268.12.  SCBC donations $395.10, expenses $240.36 (nest box supplies) total net $6477.33. Combined total net $11745.45 (Jo-Ann Coller’s son, Aaron was in critical condition and was not expected to live. Aaron passed away June 3, 2017.)

VECTOR CONTROL PRESENTATION BY LAURA KRUEGER: Definition of Vector: an animal or insect that could harm people by transferring diseases. IE: mosquitos, flies, fire ants, rodents. Vector Control was initially started to combat Malaria. WEST NILE VIRUS: Spread by mosquitos mainly, but have been reported to be transmitted by mites in a bird’s nest or by feces of roosting birds such as the crow. 58 known bird species have West Nile Virus. Bluebirds can get West Nile Virus. Horses also get West Nile Virus. They have a vaccine for horses. Ground Squirrels do not get West Nile Virus, but Tree Squirrels do. The virus attacks the neuron cells. In humans the symptoms are headache, shivers, fever, may vomit and then paralysis. May affect kidneys at a later time. Age and previous health (diabetic and/or alcoholic) are risk factors for recovery. The virus is more prevalent in high heat such as July, August, September, and October. It is believed mosquitos breed underground where there is stagnant water. If you find a dead bird and would like it to be tested for West Nile Virus the bird must be recently dead. It cannot be run over by a car. The eyes need to still be intact. You are to put it in a plastic bag with date and location of where the bird was found. Put it in a cooler or your freezer until Vector Control can come and get it. The Hotline to call is 714-971-2421 ex 117 or 169. Leave a message. The web sites you may contact are: www.westnile.ca.gov or www.ocvector.org.

Gillian Martin’s CCI’s May 2017 report: The Tree Protection Ordinance was proposed to the OC Commission explaining of trees as an important natural resource. It will establish standards in unincorporated areas for care, replacement, and disposal. Public hearing is Dec-Jan 2018. Budget is $100,000 to $125,000 to pass ordinance. Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife Project is in outreach phase to hire part-time contractor. Need $5,000. Best Management Practices submitted to Western Arborist. Title: Arborist and Woodpecker: Two Keystone Roles in Conservation Arboriculture.            Santa Barbara Park hired Senior Biologist Davis Lee to evaluate their park. He recommended retention of 4 dead trees due to birds nesting in them and evidence of woodpecker activity. Gillian spoke at the annual Western Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture in San Diego and had a booth. She attended 19 lectures. Some of the information she learned was that 15 billion trees are cut down each year in the world. 46% of trees have been lost since the advent of human civilization. 3.04 trillion trees remain. Trees should be on inspection cycle, not pruning cycle. Trees should never be topped. Pruning standard for the arborist should be to remove no more living material than is necessary to achieve objective. 61% of urban areas in California considered to have low tree canopy cover.

 

Susan Bulger reminded members to check out books from her library.

Next meeting will be July 1, 2017.

Respectfully Submitted

By Danette Davis

 

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