San Fernando Valley Audubon Society

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

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I Count! Do you?

2013 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Saturday, December 21, 2013 Birders Needed! Once again this year, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will once again join chapters across the country and in North and South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean and take part in the National Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird

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Monthly Field Trip – Private Game Farm

An excellent spot to observe a wide variety of birds including waterfowl, wetland birds, and raptors. Directions: From the 101 Freeway take the Las Posas Road exit south (left), then Hueneme Road west (right) to Casper Road. Turn south (left) on Casper Road and continue to where the road eventually

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Monthly Field Trip: Upper Newport Bay and San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. Bring lunch and drinks. Allow about 1.5 hours driving time from the San Fernando Valley. Directions: Take the 405 Fwy. south into Orange County; exit Jamboree Road in the city of Irvine. Turn right (south) on Jamboree Road and proceed about 4 miles to San Joaquin

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Piute Ponds – Signup Required

Leader: Jim Moore. A good mix of shorebirds and early waterfowl, with a chance at LeConte’s Thrasher and Pectoral Sandpiper. Some great birds here over the years! Possible extension to Lancaster Sewage Ponds or Apollo Park afterwards. Bring lunch, water and sunblock. Likely hot weather, and afternoon wind. High clearance

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Monthly Field Trip to Chilao

Birding the San Gabriel Mountains along the Angeles Crest. We will look for Hairy and White-headed Woodpeckers, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch and many other montane species. Bring lunch and water. Directions: Take the 210 Fwy. east to Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2). Go north for about 45 minutes, look for

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Monthly Field Trip to Mt. Pinos

Please note the new, earlier meeting time. 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

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Monthly Field Trip to Rancho Sierra Vista Preserve

NOTE: Second Saturday and 7:30 AM Start Time We expect to see Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, orioles, flycatchers, raptors, possibly Grasshopper Sparrow. Directions: Take  the Ventura  Freeway  (101)  to  the  Lynn  Road  exit  in  Thousand Oaks. Go south on Lynn Road and proceed 5.3 miles to Via Goleta. Turn left

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Youth Birdathon Event!

For teenagers and young adults, including students who have participated in our Student Conservation Program at Sepulveda Basin. The pledge forms and more information are available here, or can be obtained by e-mailing rose.leibowitz@sfvaudubon.org. Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd. Go west about one-half mile to

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Children’s Birdathon Event!

For elementary-aged school children and their families or organizations at Sepulveda Basin. Pledge forms and more information are available here, or can be obtained by e-mailing rose.leibowitz@sfvaudubon.org. We hope some of the young people who have enjoyed the field trips will be able to bring their parents. We also encourage

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