Save The Date — November 12 — 3rd Annual BirdFest!

After the election, all will be revealed and we will have a new President. What better way to celebrate the end of the electioneering cycle than by attending the 3rd Annual Bird Fest?  Yes, we are completing the planning for the Bird Fest with Santa Monica Bay and Conejo Valley

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Update on Drones in Woodley Park

Thanks to the efforts of SFVAS, notably our Board Member (and Encino Neighborhood Council Treasurer) Patricia Bates, the City has finally posted permanent signage banning drones from Woodley Park. Enforcement has also increased, to the point that drone fliers have largely taken their toys elsewhere. Work continues toward the banishment of

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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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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

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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

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The February / March 2016 Phainopepla is Now Online

February March 2016 Phainopepla  

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Hansen Dam Bird Walks – 2/27/16, 3/26/16 — Meeting location changed!

Time to see some cactus wrens – note meet-up location is changed.  The walks will start at 9AM at the Gabrieleno Equestrian Park, 11126 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, California 91342.   From the 118 Eastbound to the 210 Freeway Eastbound, Exit at Osborne, Turn left, you will be on Foothill,

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The environmentally destructive Hidden Creeks Estates gated housing development proposed by a Texas land and oil field developer, Forestar Group Inc., was recently approved by an Advisory Agency of the City of Los Angeles Planning Department. The developers plan to build 188 large homes on 245 acres in a currently unincorporated

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The December / January Phainopepla is now online!

December 2015 January 2016 Phainopepla

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New T-shirts for Sale!

Three new T-shirts are now available for sale.  The shirts come in three colors: Army Green (Adult sizes), Dark Teal (Ladies cut), and Indigo Blue (Adult Long Sleeve).  All three shirt styles have the “Heron Tracks” design and  come in sizes S-XXL.  Our chapter logo is imprinted in matching ink

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