TREE TRIMMING GUIDELINES
Los Angeles Audubon has issued the Guide to Bird-Friendly Tree and Shrub Trimming 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.
ENDANGERED SPECIES PROJECTS
Thanks to grants from Audubon California and California Department of Fish & Game, and in partnership with Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, South Bay/Palos Verdes Audubon Society, Ryan Ecological Consulting, and Plegadis LLC, volunteers have been surveying Los Angeles County beaches since 2007, gathering data on wintering plovers and that might attempt to breed in the spring. For more about the Western Snowy Plover go to: http://www.westernsnowyplover.org/ , and The Western Snowy Plover in Los Angeles County (pdf format, 22MB)
Los Angeles Audubon works with project biologists studying the tern colony in Venice and the California Department of Fish & Game, coordinating a community-based science monitoring program during the nesting season. This project also provides the general public with opportunities to participate in habitat restoration prior to the birds’ return in April.
CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENS PROJECTS
ENERGY & WILDLIFE
Los Angeles Audubon supports renewable energy provided that decisions about the placement and operation of the infrastructure are based on sound science to substantially limit adverse impacts on birds, wildlife and their habitat.