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Please Note: The Correct Address for the March 5, 2016, Awards Luncheon is: The Lake House, 6331 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Located in the Woodley Lakes Golf Course 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Make your reservations TODAY!

You Can Help! Drones and Fighting Kites A Danger To People and Wildlife in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area

You Can Help! Drones and Fighting Kites A Danger To People and Wildlife in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area

There are two very serious and pervasive problems occurring in the Sepulveda Basin Woodley Park and Wildlife Areas with illegal ‘drone’ (Unmanned Aircraft System) activity, and kite ‘fighting’, using abrasive kite line (cord). The kite line is extremely dangerous to persons, wildlife and property, not only when the fighting kites are aloft, but when enthusiasts
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Everyone’s talking about the Superb Owl

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 a few days ago. Join
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Keep Your Eyes Peeled — American Robins and Cedar Waxwings Are In Town!

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 a lot of time in
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General Membership Meeting: Speaker Kris Ohlenkamp

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 to improve their knowledge, skills,
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The February / March 2016 Phainopepla is Now Online

February March 2016 Phainopepla  

Conservation Award Luncheon. Saturday, March 5, 2016. Honoring Sharon Ford (Service Award) and Mark Osokow (Conservation Award) – Make Your Reservations TODAY! Click “SUPPORT SFVAS” at upper right, or PayPal link below

Conservation Award Luncheon. Saturday, March 5, 2016. Honoring Sharon Ford (Service Award) and Mark Osokow (Conservation Award) – Make Your Reservations TODAY! Click “SUPPORT SFVAS” at upper right, or PayPal link below

 The 2016 SFVAS Annual Conservation Award Luncheon “trumps” (pardon the expression) the Academy Awards! Although some of Hollywood’s entertainment and conservation luminaries are already focused on the Red Carpet events at the Oscars in February, just a few days later (March 5) all media attention will converge on the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society’s Annual
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Hansen Dam Bird Walks – 2/27/16, 3/26/16 — Meeting location changed!

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, follow Foothill Blvd to Orcas
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SFVAS APPEALS DECISION ON THE HIDDEN CREEKS ESTATES DEVELOPMENT

SFVAS APPEALS DECISION ON THE HIDDEN CREEKS ESTATES DEVELOPMENT

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 area that lies between Brown
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The December / January Phainopepla is now online!

December 2015 January 2016 Phainopepla