NOTE: UPDATE AS OF 9/22/2021: We have a winner for Warbler Bingo 2021! Congratulations to Sammy Cowell for spotting an American Redstart, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s), MacGillivray’s Warbler, Nashville Warbler and Tennessee Warbler.
Fall migration is nearly upon us once again! In Ventura County that means hundreds of warblers chipping their way through our county. We’re bringing back our simple, yet challenging, game for birders to play while they are out craning their necks for those elusive little birds. The game is Warbler Bingo! Our game starts on September 1st, so start brushing up on those warbler field marks! Last year, John Mueller claimed a Warbler Bingo victory with a bingo consisting of MacGillivray’s Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Hermit Warbler, and Black-Throated Gray Warbler.
How to Play
- Fill out your name and email to receive a game card.
- As you go out birding after September 1st, simply mark off the birds on your card that you have seen or heard.
- If you are lucky enough to get five warblers in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) then email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you have a Warbler Bingo!
- Our fall warblers seem to love tamarisks, so be sure to check those places out regularly!
- Note: Some email services (GMail, others) may not display your bingo card correctly. You can print it from this page. We are working on a solution for the email issue.
- Birding relies heavily on the honor system and so do we! Please only record birds that you are able to positively ID.
- The game starts on 9/1/20 and runs through 11/30/20 and sightings only count if they are within that timeframe.
- Only warblers seen in Ventura County count for our game.
- Only one Warbler Bingo card allowed per person.
- The first person to get a Warbler Bingo will receive two free tickets to Conejo Valley Audubon Society’s annual dinner and auction in the spring! Tickets are not redeemable for cash, sorry.
- The winner will also receive a certificate of accomplishment for their outstanding warbler watching.
- Bragging rights are optional.