The mission of Los Angeles Audubon is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education, conservation and restoration.
Our chapter does NOT provide bird rescues, adoptions or rehabilitation. Click here for some wildlife rescue resources. Contact the California Department of Fish & Wildlife for additional questions (888) 334-2258 or contact your local animal services (311) in Los Angeles.
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 23.
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 23, 2015
Here is a great opportunity to support young environmentalists in Los Angeles!
A local foundation has offered to match dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) all donations Los Angeles Audubon receives before September 1, 2015. This match funding challenge will help to support Los Angeles Audubon's Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Internship and Restoration Leadership program that offers underserved high school students leadership skills in environmental stewardship and a pathway to higher education and career development.
Los Angeles to celebrate its first Bird LA Day on May 2
Environmental non-profits, universities and public companies join Audubon to celebrate LA’s rich environment with a day of events revolving around birds.
Birdladay.org offers full calendars of events
Los Angeles, Calif. – Los Angeles is one of the most amazing places for birds in California, if not the country. On May 2, Angelenos will celebrate the birds of LA in a unique way – with the first annual Bird LA Day, a series of de-centralized events countywide, all unified through social media.
Please support Los Angeles Audubon with your donations and memberships. The donate buttons on this website link to PayPal, a secure and simple online way to support the chapter and build our membership.
Los Angeles Audubon is putting the entire archive of The Western Tanager online. We started with Volumes 1 and 2 from 1934–1936. Head on over and poke around the early days of LA Audubon.
Cover Photo: Anza-Borrego Desert | Photo by Larry Sansone
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Birds of the Season — February 2015, By Jon Fisher
- INTERPRETING NATURE—Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program, an update, By Stacey Vigallon
- Protecting the “Least” Bell’s Vireo in California, By Dessi Sieburth
- Habitat Restoration Volunteers — January 2015, by Carol Babel
- Sometimes the Things You Want for Christmas Come Late, by Louis Tucker
- Audubon Docents Head South, by Cindy Hardin, Photos by Leslie Davidson
- Los Angeles Audubon Receives S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant
- Volunteer Opportunities | Endangered California Least Tern Project Volunteer Training, begins March 2015 | Ongoing BHSO & Business Skills
- Bird Walks
- Field Trips
- Monthly Program Presentations
Click here for full PDF version.
From University of Washington's Conservation Magazine
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.
Bird Walks with Los Angeles Audubon
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. . . .
LOS ANGELES AUDUBON’S “OPEN WETLANDS” AT BALLONA
On Saturday, May 2nd, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Los Angeles Audubon Society will host their 1st Sat. of the month “Open Wetlands” event at the Ballona Salt Marsh. Binoculars will be available to borrow, and volunteers will help visitors view aquatic invertebrates through microscopes, learn about the unique ecosystems found at Ballona, and view birds through powerful spotting scopes along Ballona Creek. Please drop-in!
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.
May 14, 2015 — LA Audubon Monthly Program Presentation
Please note: The monthly program presentations for March - June 2015 will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. There are no presentations in the summer months of July and August.
Andrea Jones presents: "Predicting How California Birds Will Be Impacted by Global Warming"
Q. I searched online and found a street address for Los Angeles Audubon Bookstore. When I visited the address, I did not find LA Audubon Society or the bookstore, only an empty building with a sign that says "AUDUBON HOUSE". Where is the bookstore currently located and what are the hours?
Ornithology Frequently Asked Questions | NHM.org
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. . .
When Birds Hit Windows
Every backyard birder has heard the resounding thud of a bird striking a window, and even with the best preventative measures to help birds see and avoid the glass, impacts are inevitable. But when a bird strikes a window, what can be done to help it recover?
July 24, 2014
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology-Question of the Week
Q. I’m seeing fewer birds in my yard. Is something affecting their populations? ...
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.
Hey everyone! Here's a small story from LAUSD's TV station KLCS which promotes LAAS nicely. The reporter was there for our Conservation Art Show this past spring. http://vimeo.com/102168756