WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Leo Politi Elementary School | 2481 W 11th St | Los Angeles, CA 90006
Politi science illustrators and Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program students collaborated to learn about pollinators and the western fence lizard.
On Friday, May 9th from 4:30–7:30 p.m., come celebrate the fifth year of the Conservation Art Show at Politi Elementary School! This event showcases the science illustration and habitat restoration work that students at both Politi Elementary and Dorsey High School have worked on throughout the school year.
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 10.
Earth Day - Commemoration - Restoration Celebration!
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park, Sat., April 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Earth Day: Dig in and join us for a day of native plant restoration at this breathtaking location.
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Photo by Linda Rockwell
Saturday, April 26
Techniques for Better Bird Photography
$40 FEE, LIMITED SIGN-UP (10 Max.)
As of Tues. Apr. 15th, only 4 spaces left.
Your workshop host will be Christopher Taylor, an accomplished and published local photographer who has conducted similar workshops here and back East.
CELEBRATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS!
Los Angeles Audubon invites you to be our special guests at the upcoming Cactus Commencement Celebration on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–-12:30 p.m.
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!
Chances are this article reached you through your chapter membership in the Los Angeles Audubon Society, your membership in the National Audubon Society, or both. With three pathways, things might get a little confusing. What’s important is our shared interest in birds.
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. . . .
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 "read more" for updated listings with instructions on how to sign-up, participation limits and applicable fees.
Apr. 26, 2014—Wildside Garden Tour 2014
Free To All!
Across the greater Los Angeles area, schools are finding innovative ways to connect students to the natural world right on their campuses. On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all are invited to see this for themselves. The Wildside Garden Tour 2014 is sure to give you ideas—and hope: http://www.wildsidegardentour.com/
Click here to open full issue (PDF).
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Love and Thanks to our Members!
- Vacation Interrupted: A Campus CBC
- Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area — A Park of the Future You Should Visit Now!
- The Magical Tejon Ranch Tour
- LAAS Snowy Plover Field Trip Program
- Birds of the Season
Articles From The Archives
Articles from the Archives contains selected articles from the print Western Tanager 1934-2005, not previously published online.
Newly published archive articles, March 2014
A CLOSER LOOK, by Kimball Garrett.
Love and Thanks!
Spring — Love is in the Air!
The buds are blooming, birds are singing - it’s a joyful time to witness the magic of growth and renewal that mother nature bestows on us each year.
It’s also the perfect time to give our heartfelt thanks to you! As a member of and contributor to Los Angeles Audubon, you have helped to sustain our environmental education programs, and contributed to the success of our conservation and restoration efforts. Our monthly program presentations, bird walks, field trips, and publishing of the Western Tanager continue into our organization’s 2nd hundred years.
You are the heart of our organization and we simply couldn’t achieve our goals without you.
We are so grateful that you value and recognize the importance of preserving and protecting birds, wildlife and the natural wonders here in our urban oasis of Los Angeles.
Thank you for your on-going support!
Carol Babeli, Development Director
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LOS ANGELES CHAPTER OF THE AUDUBON SOCIETY
Your membership helps us to fulfill our mission...
The mission of Los Angeles Audubon is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education, conservation and restoration.
Become a chapter supporter, friend and member of Los Angeles Audubon Society (LAAS), a certified chapter of the National Audubon Society. Let LAAS provide you with information on the many ways our members, volunteers and chapter leaders are participating in Los Angeles area environmental issues that support our mission.
Ornithology Frequently Asked Questions
I found a sick/injured/orphaned bird; what should I do?
KTLA visited with student leaders from Los Angeles Audubon's Baldwin Hills Greenhouse program at their Dorsey High schoolyard habitat.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
South Bay Parks
NO SIGN-UP, NO FEE
Leader Tracy Drake visits many of the South Bay parks regularly, including Madrona Marsh where she works. Colorful warblers and other passerines should headline. Tracy will visit Alondra Park, Madrona Marsh, Sand Dune Park, and Wilderness Park if time allows. Start and finish at Alondra Park, for carpoolers.
Sunday, May 4
Hansen Dam Riparian Birds
NO SIGN-UP, NO FEE
Leader: Kimball Garrett. An exploration of one of our region's premier "Important Bird Areas". Expect Bell's Vireos, Yellow-breasted Chats, Blue Grosbeaks and a variety of other birds of willow woodlands and mulefat scrub, along with numerous landbird migrants, waterbirds and marsh birds. We will be walking up to three miles, sometimes on narrow trails.
May 10 & 11 Weekend
SIGN-UP REQUIRED (12 Max.), NO FEE
Leaders: Nick Freeman and Don White. Western warblers and flycatchers should headline. Reptiles may be encountered!
Sunday, May 25
Santa Anita Canyon
NO FEE, NO SIGN-UP
Leader: David Koeppel. 4 mile RT moderately strenuous walk through oak and chaparral canyons. This area was spared by the recent Station Fire. Good selection of breeding birds including warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanager, and Band-tailed Pigeon. Dipper possible. Pack in a lunch and water.
THE SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER SPONSOR:
A MONGOLIA WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TRIP:
MIGRATORY BIRDS & MAMMALS OF THE NORTH EAST JUNE 6-19, 2014
Discounts available for Audubon Members
Endangered Przewalski's Horses in Hustai Nat’l Park
Flight Of The Butterflies 3D – Playing at the California Science Center IMAX Theater
Enjoy a special IMAX discount: Save $1 off Child and $2 off Adult IMAX admission. Click here for special IMAX coupon.