Apologies for multi-postings:
October 1 is the published deadline for registering for the 1999 Central
Coast Birding Rally in northern Santa Barbara county. This three-day event
is absolutely free!! Participants can do it all or just one or two of the
Friday: Rally Reception, 5-7 PM, Embassy Suites, Lompoc
A social hour, a raffle, snacks, software demonstration
by John Robinson of Lanius Software, fun
Saturday, 7 AM to noon, Birding Rally. Visit three sites in
one of the three valleys in either of the two divisions; Open for birders
who want to use all their skills; Hobby for a level "playing field" for
all birders (birds MUST be seen). This year's Rally promises to be especially
fun considering it's right at the height of the fall migration. To register
for the Rally contact Dean Wineman, .
Saturday, 1 - 3-ish PM, Rally Picnic; free BBQ picnic to Rally
participants, awards, fund-raising auction
Sunday, 8-11-ish AM, free guided bird walks to locations on
the Central Coast Birding Rally. To register for the walks on Sunday contact
Register as individuals or in teams of 3 or 4 people.
There are still some FREE hotel rooms available in Lompoc and Santa
Maria for the Rally, and other hotels are offering special rates, including
Holiday Inn of Santa Maria, Pea Soup Andersen Inn in Buellton, Holiday
Inn Express and Embassy Suites of Lompoc.
Visit the Rally webpage for details of the Rally and the fund-raising
Where else can you enjoy a birding event at this price? We hope you
can make it and share great birding and good fun.
Gene Lynch, President
La Purisima AS
Lompoc, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez valleys