December Schedule of SFVAS Bird Walks — Join Us!

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Saturday, December 2. Castaic Lake Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Leader: Roger McClure. For information, contact the staff at (661) 257-4050.

Sunday, December 3. Sepulveda Basin Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m. Leader: Kris Ohlenkamp. Contact him at or (805) 727-5007.

Saturday, December 9. Nature Walk. 9:00–11:00 a.m. Come out for a fun bird walk at the Sepulveda Basin! These popular walks, designed for beginning birders and school-age children, have resumed. Binoculars are available for loan. Leader(s): Muriel Kotin, (310) 457-5796 or Diana Keeney, (818) 998-3216. Reservations are not needed except for large groups. Rain cancels.

Saturday, December 9. Placerita Canyon Nature Center Docents’ Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m. For more information, call the Nature Center at (661) 259-7721.

Sunday, December 10. Wildwood Canyon Bird Walk, Burbank. 9:00–11:00 a.m. Extra binoculars are available. Leader: Mike Mc Horney, (818) 845-0166.

No Monthly Field Trip in December–Join us for the Christmas Bird Count!

Saturday, December 16. Christmas Bird Count. Come out and count birds for the 118th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (the SFVAS’s 60th count!) All are welcome. Then join us at 4:00 p.m. for BIRDS and BEER as we meet to compile count data and kick off the holiday season. Pizza and beer will be provided. Location: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana.

Saturday, December 16. Santa Monica Mts. Conservancy Bird Walk at Towsley Canyon. 8:00–10:00 a.m. Leader: Roger McClure. For further information, call (661) 252-6187.

Sunday, December 17. Malibu Creek State Park Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m. Leader(s): Muriel Kotin (310) 457-5796 and/or Art Langton, (818) 887-0973.

Tuesday, December 19. Weekday Walk at O’Melveny Park, Granada Hills. 9:00 a.m. Contact Carolyn Oppenheimer at (818) 885-7493 (before 7 p.m.), or

Saturday, December 23. Hansen Dam Bird Walk. 8:00 a.m. We will walk along a dirt road at the base of the dam—exploring promising sites along the way and sometimes go in a different direction to the lake. Leader: Pat Bates (818) 425-0962,