This summer, the Audubon Center at Debs Park, Los Angeles Audubon Society & Pasadena Audubon Society are presenting three great nature films.
Los Angeles – Come to LA’s fourth largest park on three special Friday evenings to watch three awesome bird movies under the stars at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. This year, entertainment will be featured prior to the start of each movie. Pre-Film Entertainment begins at 7:00 pm, followed by nature films around 8:00 pm. This is a free event, but be sure to get there early to get a seat. Here’s the lineup for the summer...
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 17.
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Join Los Angeles Audubon for Nature Days at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
August 2nd & August 9th
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ornithology Frequently Asked Questions
I found a sick / injured / orphaned bird; what should I do?
Only licensed rehabilitators may possess and care for sick, injured, or orphaned native birds. . .
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Fundraiser—JCB Scholarship Program
July 17, 2014
The Los Angeles Audubon Society is fundraising to endow the newly created JCB Scholarship Program. The goal of the scholarship is to support the future academic and career development of high school students from LA Audubon’s Baldwin Hills Greenhouse program.
Southern California Edison recently released an interactive online experience on avian protection which is sure to be popular with children and adults. Created by a team of biologists which includes outgoing L.A. Audubon treasurer Kara Donohue, the activity puts you in the role of a local biologist investigating the lost signal of a Golden Eagle's transmitter. It's a fascinating adventure: http://www.edison.com/home/about-us/citizenship/protecting-native-bird-species.html
Tanagers are among the most spectacularly colorful birds in the world.
Image courtesy of Cornell University
July 11, 2014
In 2009, Allison Shultz received a Schreiber grant for her work on tanager coloration. We want to let you know that a paper based on this work was recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences. This particular study has gotten some press, including from the Audubon Magazine, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Science Daily.
Click here to open full issue (PDF) Western Tanager Vol. 80 No. 5 July/August 2014.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Birds of the Season—June 2014, by Jon Fisher
- 2014 Schreiber Grant Recipient—Shannon Walsh
- Meanwhile, Back at the (Tejon) Ranch, by Louis Tucker
- End-of-Season Summary for Ballona Wetlands Ed Program 2013–2014, by Cindy Hardin
Ballona Wetlands–Docent Training begins Sept. 11, 2014
Los Angeles Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to lead nature walks for schoolchildren at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey. Candidates must be available twice each month on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 4 hours (9am-noon) during the school year. No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a willingness to work with children. Naturalist training will be provided.
Guide to Bird-Friendly Tree and Shrub Trimming and Removal
After recognizing the significant threat to nesting birds posed by the annual spring and summer tree trimming conducted by the City of Los Angeles, other cities within Los Angeles County, homeowners, and businesses. We want to save as many nesting birds during the breeding season as we possibly can, to ensure that Los Angeles does not contribute to the declines in bird species. Read more for a quick reference guide, important telephone numbers. And read the guide online, English or Spanish, or print out your own booklet.
Go Native to Attract Birds!
Los Angeles Audubon presents this page to explain what a native plant is, the intricate relationship between our California native plants and our native bird populations, the benefits of ‘going native’, and, importantly, how to go native to get more birds in your yard! ...
Join experienced bird walk leaders who will help you explore the varied habitat in and around the greater Los Angeles Area. Enjoy woodland nature areas, parklands and lakes, natural coastal scrub habitat and saltwater marshes. Binoculars are provided on many of the walks.
Bird walks are geared for the beginner/intermediate birders looking for an introduction to local birds and/or interested in reducing their carbon footprint by birding relatively close to home. . . .
Watching how a bird acts, eats or flys, helps you learn to identify birds. One of the main skills to be acquired by the birder is learning to watch how a bird acts and to recognize certain behaviors.
There is a most informative online guide by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In the section All About Birds you will find information to develop birding skills by learning the birding basics.
Field Trips with Los Angeles Audubon
Owens Valley, Photo by Mary Freeman
LAAS field trip destinations are a bit further afield than our regularly scheduled bird walks. Click here for local bird walks.
Please keep reading for updated listings with instructions on how to sign-up, participation limits and applicable fees.
Saturday, July 12
Big Bear Lake Vicinity Field Trip
NO FEE, NO SIGN-UP
Angeles Crest Highway, July 2014 Photo by Mary Freeman
Saturday, July 26
San Gabriel Mountains
NO FEE, NO SIGN-UP . . .
Sunday, August 3
Lower LA River Shorebird Migration
NO FEE, NO SIGN-UP
Leader: Larry Allen ...
Sunday, August 10
Sweltering Salton Sea
$15 FEE, SIGN-UP 8 CARS LIMIT ...
Saturday, Sept 6
NO FEE, NO SIGN-UP . . .
Mojave Desert Weekend
NO FEE, SIGN-UP REQUIRED, SIGN-UP MAX: 12 . . .
Sunday, September 28
Huntington Central Park and Bolsa Chica Wetlands
NO FEE, NO SIGN-UP
Leader: Irwin Woldman. Huntington Central Park is excellent for migrating songbirds. At Bolsa Chica, flocks of shorebirds should be heading south, with gulls starting to show up. Bring a lunch for a full day of birds. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the HCP parking lot on the south side of Slater Ave. just east of Golden West St. in Huntington Beach.
Saturday, September 13
Condors at Hopper Mountain NWR
DONATION SUGGESTED, SIGN-UP LIMIT OF 5 HIGH-CLEARANCE VEHICLES, 20 Max ...