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Celebrate National Public Lands Appreciation Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

 San Fernando Valley Audubon Invites you to celebrate

National Public Lands Appreciation Day

With a Free Tour of the

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Saturday September 27, 9:00 AM Sharp

 This is a special opportunity to see the lovely Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve with a guide. San Fernando Valley Audubon will provide several knowledgeable guides so that participants can be in a group with similar interests.  We anticipate that some people will want a longer walk, some shorter.  Some will want to focus on the birdlife, some on the plants and habitat, and others will just want to see this special place. The Young Birders Group of avid young birdwatchers and their families will be on hand and will welcome those with similar interests.

Expert Kris Ohlenkamp will lead a longer tour through the North Wildlife Reserve into our original Wildlife Area, south of Burbank Boulevard, which suffered dramatic disturbance two years ago.

Meeting Place: The Wildlife Area entrance and amphitheater are in the southeast part of Woodley Park. Meet at the amphitheater at 9:00 AM.

Directions:Turn north from Burbank Bl. onto Woodley Ave., which is ½ mile west of the San Diego Freeway (I-405).  Travel about ½ mile to the second possible right turn and turn east (right) at the sign for the Wildlife Reserve.  Bear right at the fork in the road and go east ½ mile to the Wildlife Area parking.  Walk south past the monumental rocks and restroom building to the amphitheater.

Equipment and Clothing:Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing. Water, a cap or hat with a brim, and binoculars or camera are suggested.

More Information:Muriel at 310.457-5796, Diana at 818.998-3216 or visit San Fernando Valley Audubon’s website


2014 Conservation Awards Banquet – Order Your Tickets Online Today!

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

2014 San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Awards Banquet


When: Friday, November 7, 2014


Monterey at Encino, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91436

 Lewis MacAdams: Conservation Award Recipient & Speaker

Dottie Ecker: Service Award Recipient

Cost:  $45.00 (including tax/tip) for reservations received by October 15

  $50 after October 15.

 Meal Choices: Chicken Marsala       Roast Beef     Pasta Primavera

Pay online via PayPal at our website (  Click on the Merchandise page, then click on “Add to Cart”.  Please indicate the number of tickets you want.

After logging into your PayPal account with username and password, you will see the PayPal ‘Pay Now” screen.  Directly under “Pay Now” you will see a field “Special Instructions:  Names of Guests & meal choice”.    Click Add.   In the text box indicate meal choice and how many of each, as well as names of any guests other than yourself.  (ex. John Doe, chicken; Mary Doe, Beef).  If you are “not sure” just so state – we will track you down before the information is needed.

No confirmations will be sent. Reservations will be held at the door.

The August / September Phainopepla is now Online!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Click here for the latest issue : August September 2014 Phainopepla


Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Please come to our annual Pot Luck event on Thursday evening at the Encino Community Center from 7:00p.m. It is an opportunity to reconnect with people you birder with during the year, play games, see pictures, eat food and generally enjoy yourself!

Last Call for the Phainopepla Club!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

If you have taken up the challenge to record your Los Angeles County bird sightings from July 2013 to June 2014 on e-bird, now is the time to send in the evidence of your sightings and be acknowledged for your progress!
Here is how:
1. Log your sightings at

2. Create a report by the following path:
a. Select the Explore Data tab
b. Under Summary Tables at the bottom of the page select My Observation
c. Create a Year Report to start July 1, 2013
d. Select the LA County locations of your sightings
e. Print or download the report showing the Date and Total number of species.

3. E-mail the report to gro.nobuduavfsnull@yeneek.anaid

4. Attend the PotLuck on June 26th and receive accolades and encouragement from fellow birders!