Our walks and group activities have been cancelled until further notice, due to directives from the government (with which we agree). Our monthly meetings have gone “Zoom” — see below for announcements. We will resume our normal schedule as soon as possible.
(Illustration by Wuchun Davis) As we look forward to this New Year that promises so much good news, I can’t help but think about the wildlife around us who are part of our world. They don’t make resolutions, they don’t celebrate holidays, but they work hard 24/7 to stay alive and follow instincts that have… read more
Saturday, December 19, 2020 -- 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 121st annual Christmas Bird Count. The initial San Fernando Valley CBC was held in… read more
Shortly after the recent, devastating fire, oxygen-depleting water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) was discovered on the surface of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve's lake. San Fernando Valley Audubon reacted swiftly: our volunteers went to work scooping out as much of the fast-spreading plant as they could, working from the shore with nets and rakes. We were… read more
On Tuesday October 20th at O’Melveny Park I led the first bird walk for SFVAS since our Coronavirus pause. It it was so nice to go out with a group of people to spot and talk about birds again. With a full limit of ten participants, all of whom had made a reservation, agreed to… read more
The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS), affiliated with the National Audubon Society, is pleased to announce three new scholarships awarded this year to promising college students who are involved in the study of conservation or ornithology. Originally the scholarships were to support their participation in our national conferences, but since the pandemic hit SFVAS… read more
Several masked and socially distancing leaders from the San Fernando Valley Audubon and California Native Plant Societies visited the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve three days after the disastrous September 6 wildfire. The goal was to survey damage, get an idea of what natural recovery to expect, and begin developing an action plan. A second walkthrough… read more
Our fun and informative bird walks are free to anyone who wants to come along. Everything we do for education and conservation is free. Our members are our core, the people who understand the importance of birds in nature, who follow our activities and join us with their voices when we need to advocate for an important environmental issue. Please become a member and be part of all that SFVAudubon does!