REPORT ON THE BIG ANGELFEST MEETING — GREAT TURNOUT, BUT A ONE-SIDED, UNDEMOCRATIC AFFAIR!

Good turnout for a community meeting! An impressive number of anti-Angelfest advocates showed up at the Balboa Recreational Center on Tuesday, May 10. They knew they’d hear promoters present their pitch for the festival. Since we live in a democracy, they also expected to be allowed to speak in opposition. Imagine

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Meeting In the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park

This meeting might be a good opportunity to work with law enforcement toward more of a presence in the Wildlife Reserve and other parts of Sepulveda Basin as well as the Dog Park. 1

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Time Again For The Great Backyard Bird Count !

The Great Backyard Bird Count is fun and helpful. You need to sign up for e-Bird, but it's easy to do. eBird is a much better way to log your observations and see how they fit into those of your neighbors. Give it a try! The folks at Cornell have

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Vote YES on Measure S!

The Board of San Fernando Valley Audubon joins the boards of Los Angeles Audubon, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and other local environmental organizations in supporting Measure S – the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. In supporting this initiative, we share the community’s concerns with the impacts that inappropriate spot zoning

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Report from the General Membership Meeting

Mike Lynes At our well-attended general membership meeting on Jan. 26, we heard from Mike Lynes, Director of Public Policy at Audubon California, on the subject of the Salton Sea. We knew things weren’t going well at this critical inland wetland habitat along the Pacific Flyway, but we didn’t realize

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Don’t Forget the General Membership Meeting 1/26

https://www.sfvaudubon.org/event/general-membership-meeting-speaker-topic-whither-the-salton-sea/

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Christmas Bird Count Report

2016 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) We escaped Thursday’s rain and woke up to clear, cool skies on Saturday morning, December 17, making perfect conditions to count birds. This year, we did a little better than last year. 41 counters covered 35 locations, netting 121 species and 13,154 individuals. Results better

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The February-March Phainopepla Is Now Online!

Click to the February-March Phainopepla!

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Bird Fest — What a Day!

If Bird Fest keeps growing the way it has, year-to-year, we’re going to need a bigger parking lot! We had over 1,000 visitors and the children’s area was packed from 9:00-3:00   Walks were well attended, with Scott Logan’s leading the way. Vendors fared well and there was plenty of

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One More Reason Not To Miss BirdFest!

Some of the spectacular bird-themed T-shirts that will be available for sale at the Bird Fest.  The short-sleeved shirts are $20 each; long-sleeved shirts are $25.  The shirts range in sizes from S to XL. 

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 — Birders Needed!

Once again this year, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will join chapters across the country and in North and South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean to take part in the National Audubon Society’s 116th annual Christmas Bird Count. The initial San Fernando Valley CBC was held in 1957 making

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