Sunday, July 22. Descanso Gardens Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m. Meet at the first wide place after entering the gardens. Admission is free for early birders. Located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Leader: Karen Johnson or Nancy Herron Knode. For more information, contact Karen at (818) 790-1687 or moc.loanull@drib2vl.
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Saturday, July 21. Monthly Field Trip to Mt. Pinos. 8:00 a.m. Join us for summer montane species such as Fox Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin’s Finch, Hairy Woodpecker and Clark’s Nutcracker. Meet in the parking lot at Iris Meadows. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and lunch.
Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, take I-5 north to the Frazier Park exit. Go west through Frazier Park and continue for about 20 miles up Mount Pinos Road to the end (and parking lot).
No Adventure Pass or equivalent is required in the summer months along the Mt. Pinos corridor, per http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/index.php
Leader: Richard Barth, (310) 276-0342.
Saturday, July 21. Santa Monica Mts. Conservancy Bird Walk at Towsley Canyon. 8:00–10:00 a.m. Directions: Go north on I-5 through Santa Clarita, exit Calgrove and turn west (left) under the freeway and then left again on the Old Road. Watch for the sign, “Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon.” Turn right and park in the back lot. Meet at the kiosk. Leader: Roger McClure. For further information, call (661) 255-3606.
Tuesday, July 17. Weekday Wanderers Bird Walk at Solstice Canyon. 9:00 a.m.—to allow extra travel time. Directions: Take the 101 north to Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon road. Turn left; go south to Pacific Coast Highway. Turn right on PCH and drive about two miles to Corral Canyon (just before the 76 Station). Turn right. Go about one block and turn left into Solstice Canyon Park. (Watch for speeding oncoming traffic around the curve.) Drive about a half-mile to the main parking lot. Call Carolyn Oppenheimer at (818) 885-7493 with questions (before 7:00 p.m. please) or e-mail: moc.loanull@ppOloraC.
Sunday, July 15. Malibu Creek State Park Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Road, just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $8 per car. Leader: Muriel Kotin, (310) 457-5796. ten.knilhtraenull@nitoKA.