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March 23, 2024

Birdathon 2024 Announcement

LOOK!: Up in the SKY! It’s…it’s… It’s Birdathon 2024! Actually, the picture shows one of our dedicated Birdathon team leaders, Luisa, along with one of her “Young Birders Group in the final Birdathon event for 2023. It is our tradition to hold “Birdathon”, our major annual fund-raising event for the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society…
May 23, 2023

Allan and Muriel Kotin’s Malibu Area 2023 Birdathon

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…
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April 2, 2017

Let’s Do Birdathon!

San Fernando Valley Audubon's annual Birdathon is our principal means of financing SBEEP, the Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program. SBEEP works with LAUSD schools to bus children into our Wildlife Preserve for an exciting, educational field trip. Our trained SBEEP guides and leaders treat the kids to a rare outdoor experience. We supply binoculars for…
April 30, 2015


There were 13 “early birders” with Jim Moore this year for his Birdathon event. They began at 4:30 am., and continued until 8:30 pm. Jim reports the group got good looks at Lesser Nighthawks this year, and a few birds that had not been seen before on this walk. Also there were some birds that…
June 16, 2011

Children’s Birdathon Winners!

The $20 Target gift card for the most fundraising in the Children's Birdathon went to Alyssa Berman and the $10 gift card for runner-up went to Parker Jackson. Between them they raised over $300! We wish to thank all our generous contributors for their donations! If you meant to send in a contribution, it is…
May 13, 2011

Birdathon 2011 Results Update

The scheduled Birdathon Events for the 2011 season come to a close May 21 & 22 with the Children’s Birdathon on Saturday and the Youth Birdathon on Sunday. The results reported to the Birdathon Chair, Rose Leibowitz, are listed below. Congratulations to Jim Moore and his team on achieving a high count for the Palmdale…
May 1, 2011

Birdathon Update!

Hello Loyal Birdathoners and Birdathon Supporters! Please note that the Children's Birdathon Event and the Youth Birdathon Event are both scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 9 AM to 11 AM, and that the dates in the Calendar section of the May Phainopepla are in error. For more information and to participate in these two events,…