For Nature Education

and the Conservation of Wildlife

David Barton

At the discretion of individual outing leaders, we are hoping to ease back our walks carefully and in full compliance with all COVID restrictions. Check the Events Calendar, and before contacting a leader to see if there is space, please click HERE to read the rules under which attendees will be allowed to join.



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The Reserve Rides Again!

A group of eleven volunteer leaders of SFVAS’s special walks at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve toured the reserve on March 25, looking at the fire impacts and the process of recovery. Those who had not visited since shortly after the devastating fire last September 6 were greatly heartened by the large number of green… read more

Now Landing: Birdathon 2021

April and May mark the advent of Birdathon, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society's major annual fund-raising event. Once again, we have a dedicated team of leaders who will ask for our pledges of support based on the number of bird species they can spot during their outing.  Click HERE to see the schedule of… read more

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Know Your Natives! Get Involved!

Get Involved with the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Habitat Restoration Effort! The California Native Plant Society Invasive Plant Removal Team is offering two free Saturday training/work sessions/ 8:30 to 11:30.   March 27th and April 3rd.  Participants will learn: Techniques for weed removal Science of Habitat Restoration  History of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Participants should be prepared… read more

Feeder Freakout? No...

Your feathered friends have come to depend on the seed you put out. It compensates for the loss of natural food sources that birds are experiencing almost everywhere. There has been some buzz around, advising people in Southern California to take down their feeders in order to protect local birds from salmonella bacteria brought into… read more

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Guide to Preventing Window Strikes

It's common -- and depressing -- knowledge among birders that residential windows account for a significant portion of the many millions of avian deaths caused by glass every year. Until fairly recently, there wasn't much a homeowner could do about it; the outside of a glass pane reflects landscape and sky, with interior blinds, curtains,… read more

A New Year's (Bird) Resolution

(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

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photo by Alex Viduetsky

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Membership

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!

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