Field Trips


Tejon Ranch, Copyright © 2016 Jason Koenig

This is a complied list of the upcoming field trips sponsored by Los Angeles. This compiled list is updated periodically adding new events as they become scheduled. This is the list to print-out if needed. To read more on individual field trips, please read the indivdual web articles that follow,

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T. Patel Salton Sea birds

Sunday, August 13
Salton Sea
Leaders: Nick and Mary Freeman. Anticipate 95-105°F, and bring plenty of water. We will see Yellow-footed (only place in the U.S.) and Laughing gulls, Black Tern, Abert's Towhee, and Gila Woodpecker. We may also see Wood Stork, Lesser Nighthawk, and Stilt Sandpiper. Lots of driving, so come with a friend, as singles will be bumped if we fill up the trip. Brawley Inn (760) 344-1199 offers a better continental breakfast, $80, and there is a decent restaurant next door. America’s Best Value Inn in Westmorland (760) 351-7100 is $70. Ask for AAA discount. Continental breakfast. Meet at Cattle Call Park at 5:30 a.m., and bird until about 3 p.m. Bring lunch, FRS radios, scope, sunblock, minimum 1 gallon of water each, and a big hat. Other lodging suggestions and information in e-mailer.
RESERVE with LAAS by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and mail $15 to Los Angeles Audubon, PO Box 411301, Los Angeles CA 90041-8301. Provide your cell phone # and your address.

WFO Conference August 16–20 in Pueblo, Colorado. Check www.western for details.

Edwards AFB's Piute Ponds Barn Owl

A Barn Owl takes flight from a tree in Piute Ponds at Edwards Air Force Base. The ponds attract numerous bird species and wildlife. The artificially maintained marsh area is located in the extreme southwest corner of the base. (Air Force photo by Melissa Buchanan)

Saturday, August 26
Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB
(Sign-up and obtain pass before Aug. 10)

Sunday, September 10
Huntington Central Park and Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Leader: Irwin Woldman. Huntington Central Park should be catching early songbird migration by this date. At Bolsa Chica, flocks of shorebirds should be heading south, mixing with post-breeding terns and Skimmers, and a chance for American Bittern and Ridgeway’s (a.k.a. Clapper) Rail. Bring a lunch for a full day of birds. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the HCP parking lot on the south side of Slater Ave. just east of Golden West St.

Sunday, September 24
Mojave Area
Leaders: Nick and Mary Freeman. Kern County has some of the best migrant traps in the state. Western warblers and flycatchers should headline. Reptiles may be encountered! Dine out (then herp?) with leaders Saturday evening if you wish (Gloria’s, 7027 CA City Blvd, 93505). Sunday, bird California City environs, and hit Apollo Park on our way south if we have time.
To meet, take Hwy 14 about 4 miles past Mojave, then turn right on California City Blvd. Drive through town about a mile past the shops, turn left into the golf course parking lot past the huge, fenced driving range. Meet here at 6:30 a.m.

To reserve, call (323) 876-0202 or send email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with •name(s), •cell number, and •e-mail address (for confirmation). Reserve a room at Motel 6 or other in Mojave, or the Best Western in CA City (across the street from the meeting spot). Bring lunches, FRS radios, sunblock, bird and reptile books.