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Sunday, May 13
Tejon Ranch
LIMITED SIGN-UP (SEE BELOW), 12 max, Opens to adults on May 1st.

Leader: Louis Tucker. Visits to the Ranch are by special arrangement with escort only, as one could easily get lost on the web of gated dirt roads covering this huge working ranch. On this new date, hopefully the ranch will have dried out from the winter storms we've so desperately needed. This is spring bird migration peak time. This will be a great time to see various passerine species: warblers, flycatchers, bluebirds, and other songbirds. There are resident Red-tails, Burrowing Owls, Golden Eagles, and Prairie Falcons, which are all out there to be found. Even Swainson's Hawks may be passing through or nesting! California Condor is also a possibility if it's a bright sunny day. There also is a chance of catching sight of some Pronghorn Antelope. FRS radios and scopes useful.

We will meet at Denny's in Sylmar. Take the Roxford Exit off of the 5 Fwy. Denny's can be seen on the east side of the Fwy. 12861 Encinitas Ave. Sylmar. Be prepared to carpool and leave from there at 7 a.m. to be at the 300 St. West Gate at 8 am. At the gate at Tejon Ranch, we will transfer to the ranch vehicles, for a number of reasons - first and foremost, safety - as roads on the ranch can be treacherous. Bring lunch, as we will be out most of the day. Rain cancels, NO drop-ins.

LIMITED SIGN-UPS: 12 participants only. Youth (9th – 12th grades) will be prioritized for 6 slots, and adults for the other 6; adults will be wait-listed for the youth slots until they open up on May 1.

HOW TO SIGN-UP:  Please register by email sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The first 12 participants (see priority specified above) from whom we receive email registration requests, will receive confirmation to participate from the trip leader. (NO drop-ins.) Include the email address, cell phone number and Zip Code for each participant.

PLEASE NOTE: There was a prior miscommunication about who your trip payment checks should be made to: For clarification, the checks should be made out to the Tejon Ranch Conservancy, and will be given on site when we are at the ranch on May 13, 2018. The 20 dollars is for the maintenance of the Tejon Ranch vehicles (which traverse difficult terrain) and for any possible staff which might be needed, as the trip can take staff away from their conservancy duties. Checks already received by LAAS were mailed back (Mar. 22) to those who followed the original instructions. My apologies for the "mix-up" and am looking forward to our day at the ranch. —Lou Tucker

For more information call: (323) 876-0202.