Bird Walks

Dockweiler Youth Center Nature Walks with LAAS, Next on Dec. 7th

Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Walk Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 16th
Sunday, Dec. 7th
Sunday, Jan. 11th

9 am to 10:30 am

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Bird Walks with Los Angeles Audubon

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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. . . . 

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1st Sunday Bird Walk to Topanga State Park

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"The Meadows" at Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park Birdwalk

1st Sunday of every month
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Leaders: Ken Wheeland and Chris Tosdevin

Ken and Chris will lead participants through this beautiful and diverse coastal mountain area.  This is an ideal trip for a beginning birder or someone new to the area. . .

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2nd Sunday Bird Walk to Franklin Canyon

Upper Franklin Canyon Bird Walk

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Photo: Franklin Canyon, A hidden gem near Mulhulland and Coldwater Canyon above Beverly Hills. Part of the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy.

2nd Sunday of each month

Time:  8:30 a.m.– Noon
Leader: Eleanor Osgood

Join us as we take a casual walk around the ponds and trails of this urban oak woodland nature preserve. We are likely to see the resident Wood Ducks and as well chaparral bird species such as California Quail, Common Raven, Red-shouldered Hawk, Spotted and California Towhees, Song Sparrows and California Thrasher; Nesting season is coming to an end in the low lands; we will look for adults feeding nestlings and fledglings. Meet in the main parking lot for the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills 90212.

Directions: From the 101 Freeway, follow Coldwater Canyon Blvd. south for several miles to the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive (traffic signal). Make a 90 degree right turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. There is no sign indicating the entrance to the park; the turn at Franklin Canyon Road reads “Road Closed 800 Feet” and “Sunrise to Sunset”-- this is the park entrance; do not make a U-turn as this will take you onto Mulholland Drive instead of Franklin Canyon. Take Franklin Canyon Dr. down to park entrance, turn at first left into the parking lot. From Sunset Blvd: go north on N. Beverly Drive to Coldwater Canyon Dr  to Mulholland Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Drive. At the next traffic signal, make a left turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. continue to first parking lot on the left.  If lost the morning of the walk, call (424) 298-1376 between 8:00-9:00 a.m.


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.  Both LAAS birdwalks and field trips delve into identification, natural histories and interactions observed in the field. All are welcome on either event, but no pets or small children please. Appropriate for young bird watchers age 6 years and older. 

For further information contact Eleanor Osgood at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (310) 839-5420. Birdwalks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place.


Drivers wanted: Save the Earth and Carpool!  Call (323) 550-8533 to provide your contact information to be shared with others interested in this birdwalk. 

3rd Saturday Bird Walk at Kenneth Hahn

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Photo: Sharp-shinned Hawk, at Kenneth Hahn SRA (Photo by Don Sterba)

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

 (in Baldwin Hills) (4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles 90056)

3rd Saturday of the month (Except July & August)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon

Leaders:  Eric and Ann Brooks; Eleanor Osgood

Leaders: Eric & Ann Brooks, Eleanor Osgood. This trip covers landscaped parkland, a man-made lake and natural coastal scrub habitats within the Baldwin Hills. We are likely to see many of the resident birds such as Black and Say’s Phoebes, Cassin Kingbirds, California and Spotted Towhee, Red-tailed Hawk and Cooper’s Hawk. We will also look for wintering birds such as Merlin, Rufous-crowned, White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows among others.

Directions: The park entrance is off of La Cienega Blvd. between Rodeo Rd. and Stocker St. After passing the entrance kiosk ($6.00 parking fee) turn left (leading to the “Olympic Forest”) and park in the first available spaces.
KHSRA, 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles 90056 Binoculars provided.

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