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Conservation Award Luncheon. Saturday, March 5, 2016. Honoring Sharon Ford (Service Award) and Mark Osokow (Conservation Award) – Make Your Reservations TODAY! Click “SUPPORT SFVAS” at upper right, or PayPal link below

Conservation Award Luncheon. Saturday, March 5, 2016. Honoring Sharon Ford (Service Award) and Mark Osokow (Conservation Award) – Make Your Reservations TODAY! Click “SUPPORT SFVAS” at upper right, or PayPal link below

 The 2016 SFVAS Annual Conservation Award Luncheon “trumps” (pardon the expression) the Academy Awards! Although some of Hollywood’s entertainment and conservation luminaries are already focused on the Red Carpet events at the Oscars in February, just a few days later (March 5) all media attention will converge on the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society’s Annual
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General Membership Meeting. Speakers: Mary & Nick Freeman. Topic: Introducing our Southern California Owls

General Membership Meeting. Speakers: Mary & Nick Freeman. Topic: Introducing our Southern California Owls

Thu, February 25, 7pm – 9pm — at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA Mary and Nick will have an overview of the expected owl species that can be found in the myriad of habitats located in Southern California. The Freemans will discuss the behavior of each species,
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Welcoming the Antelope Valley Sub-chapter to Our Website and Our Community

Welcoming the Antelope Valley Sub-chapter to Our Website and Our Community

Our Antelope Valley sub-chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Prime Desert Woodland Reserve in Lancaster (35th St W and Avenue K.) We will be posting details of their meetings on our website in coming months. In the meantime, check out this collage of photos of birds taken at the reserve by member Patrick
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Spring Clean-Up  Saturday April 9, 2016 – 8:30-Noon

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Spring Clean-Up Saturday April 9, 2016 – 8:30-Noon

Haskell Creek, where it runs through lovely Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, hosts many riparian trees and shrubs, such as cottonwoods and willows.  Songbirds forage and nest in the trees, while egrets and herons fish in this heart of the Wildlife Area.  Sadly it is infested with trash, especially plastic bags, foam cups and food containers. 
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Please Note: The Correct Address for the March 5, 2016, Awards Luncheon is: The Lake House, 6331 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Located in the Woodley Lakes Golf Course 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Make your reservations TODAY!

You Can Help! Drones and Fighting Kites A Danger To People and Wildlife in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area

You Can Help! Drones and Fighting Kites A Danger To People and Wildlife in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area

There are two very serious and pervasive problems occurring in the Sepulveda Basin Woodley Park and Wildlife Areas with illegal ‘drone’ (Unmanned Aircraft System) activity, and kite ‘fighting’, using abrasive kite line (cord). The kite line is extremely dangerous to persons, wildlife and property, not only when the fighting kites are aloft, but when enthusiasts
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Everyone’s talking about the Superb Owl

Everyone’s talking about the Superb Owl

This Sunday Feb 7, you can see owls right here in the San Fernando Valley and they are indeed superb. For several years, a pair of Great Horned Owls have nested in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve during the winter-spring months. The pair was spotted and logged to eBird just a few days ago. Join
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Keep Your Eyes Peeled — American Robins and Cedar Waxwings Are In Town!

Keep Your Eyes Peeled — American Robins and Cedar Waxwings Are In Town!

This is the time of year when American Robins gather into large flocks and Cedar Waxwings come South to stay warm. If you see a tight-knit flock of medium-small birds cruising around, quite likely they’re CEWAs. Follow them to their landing spot and get a special treat. The AMROs spend a lot of time in
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General Membership Meeting: Speaker Kris Ohlenkamp

General Membership Meeting: Speaker Kris Ohlenkamp

Kris’ Topic: What it means to be a “good birder.” We all have our own definition and some may want to share theirs. Kris will be giving tips on how to locate and identify birds and his target audience will be everyone who has an interest in birds and wants to improve their knowledge, skills,
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The February / March 2016 Phainopepla is Now Online

February March 2016 Phainopepla