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Vote for the Birds

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

sticker_voteforbirds_200pJoin Audubon California and Vote for the Birds

This November, tell our leaders that birds matter by doing the following:

• Vote for the California water bond, Proposition 1.

– The bond provides nearly $1.5 billion for watersheds and restoration projects, including $475 million to fund much-needed projects for Central Valley refuges, the Klamath basin, the San Joaquin River, and the Salton Sea.

• Support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard wildlife and habitats in the face of climate change.

– Consider supporting ballot measures that promote distributed energy generation (e.g., rooftop solar), smart growth planning, and water conservation.

– Help birds prepare for the impacts of climate change by supporting ordinances that protect and expand open space and important habitat areas.

Copy the link below into your browser to find out more.

Annual Conservation Award Banquet

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Reserve Your Tickets Today for the
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: $50.00 (including tax/tip) for reservations

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 October / November Phainopepla Newsletter is Now Online!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Click below to read the latest Chapter news.

October November 2014 Phainopepla


Restoring Habitat One Yard at a Time

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Save the date and time, Saturday June 21st, 2p.m at Woodland Hills Branch Library (22200 Ventura Blvd.)
Come and enjoy our own Alan Pollack presenting on how to create a wildlife habitat in your own back yard. There will also be a virtual tour of his  backyard. Alan, a National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Steward,  is our Audubon at Home chair and a great presenter!

Children’s Birdathon

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Photo by Pat Bates Twelve students from the 4th and 5th grades at Mar Vista Elementary School, plus parents and siblings, joined in the Children’s Birdathon on Saturday, May 10. Led by several SFVAS volunteers, small groups scoured the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve for avian species to record on their taxonomically ordered checklists. The colorful plumage of Western Bluebirds, Bullock’s Orioles, and Red Wing Blackbirds were highlights. Also, the American White Pelicans, both flying and feeding, were a source of amazement. But the WOW factor goes to the family of Great Horned Owls perched high in Pine and Eucalyptus trees near the Cricket Field. Students used the honor system while reporting their sightings and many tallied well over 30 species. Next step for the young birders is to collect pledges from their sponsors. Kudos to the parents and to teacher Marne Treves for fostering the next generation of birders!

Photo by Pat Bates