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Christmas Bird Count, December 20, 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

When you read the current copy of The Phainopepla, you will see that our Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday, December 20. This is an important event and all eyes are welcome to help us get an accurate census of the birds in our area. We hope you will join us!

As you can see, we have several counts in different places led by different leaders. If possible we ask you to e-mail the leader for the area you choose in advance so that s/he knows how many helpers to expect and can plan accordingly.

That evening we will be having a social event  to collate the results and wish ourselves a happy holiday season in the home of one of our members. It will be from 5:30 p.m. to around 8:00 p.m. Details about how to e-mail to confirm that you intend to attend and to get the address are also in The Phainopepla. If you birded all day, we will treat you, but if you have the time, especially if you did not bird at all but wish to attend, we do ask you to bring a dish.

See you on the 20th

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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