Written by President Katheryn Barton, Pat Bates, Joanne Millius, and Muriel Kotin on behalf of the SFVAS Conservation Committee The Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan Public Draft lays out the framework for expanding the footprint of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries throughout the basin, while retaining and expanding recreational facilities, flood and water storage… read more
Earlyish Start: Getting up before 6:00am, I checked the iffy weather forecast and rousted Allan after showering. While warming yesterday’s coffee at 6:44, I watched a flock of Brown Pelicans (#1) fly upcoast over the shore. Many more flocks followed, several accompanied escorted by gulls. At 7:10 an American Crow (#2) flew past. I phoned… read more
We've got a fresh slate of dates for tours of the Moore Lab bird collection and some exciting new science to tell you about. Scroll on for links and details. And you might not know it from the weather, but the bird migration season is upon us. The migration count at Bear Divide starts next… read more
While the Sepulveda Basin is a winter home to many species of migratory birds, the largest of these by far is the American White Pelican. Traveling in squadrons and weighing up to 30 pounds with 9 foot wingspans, they are among our largest boreal flying birds. Their breeding grounds extend as far north as central… read more
San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS) opposes Los Angeles City Proposition SP and recommends voting NO. SFVAS strongly supports the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks. The department manages three of our most important bird watching locations. Proposition SP, a parks and recreational facilities parcel tax, was slapped together at the last minute without community… read more
Every year in December, the Audubon Society conducts the Christmas Bird Count, an international bird census that spans the Western Hemisphere. This year, the San Fernando Valley will be doing its CBC on December 17th. However, preparations for it are already underway. Right now, we are looking for people who would be willing to lead… 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!