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July 24, 2019

Birds of the Mojave Desert Three-day Workshop

Beginning on Friday evening, this course will examine the important role of these stopover areas in the conservation of neotropical migrant birds and introduce the techniques used to identify the common families of birds found in the vicinity of the Desert Studies Center. On Saturday, students travel by car to various migrant bird traps near…
May 15, 2017

1st Annual Children’s Bird Day A Big Success!

  There were three important numbers for our first Children’s Bird Day at the Sepulveda Basin on Sunday. The first was 17. That’s how many enthusiastic children attended from Mar Vista Elementary School, City Charter, New West Charter, and Kester Magnet Elementary School. The second important number is 37. That’s how many species were identified…
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September 15, 2016

New SFVAS.ORG feature: Alan’s Blog

Alan Pollack, SFVAS board member and Audubon At Home maven, has been blogging for years -- he just didn't realize it. As of now, his Phainopepla posts are available for reading (and learning) at his official blog here on the site. Check it out!
August 14, 2016

Like Working with Kids? RCD Opens New K-12 Training Season

Do you like working with students K–12? Enjoy being outdoors interpreting nature? Train this fall to be an Environmental Educator! Exciting program every Tuesday from September 20 to November 15. Click here for detailed information, dates and locations. You can contact the Resources Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains at: Or call us at: 818-597-8627 x103
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July 18, 2016

The SBEEP 2016-2017 Season Is Here — Teachers, Apply For A Grant!

 San Fernando Valley Audubon is pleased to announce 2016-17 field trip grants for its popular Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program. Audubon will subsidize the full cost of the education program at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve (SBWR) for up to 30 schools (a $430 value). The cost of transportation is not included. Schools must arrange…
July 17, 2014

SBEEP School Field Trip Grants Available Now

For an application click SBEEP.Application.2014-2 San Fernando Valley Audubon is pleased to announce 2014-15 field trip grants for its popular Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program.  Audubon will subsidize the full cost of the education program at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve (SBWR) for up to 30 schools (a $430 value).  The cost of transportation is…
March 9, 2011

Check Out Our New Information Here

Thanks to our very busy volunteer, Carolyn Oppenheimer, the webpage describing our Education programs has just been updated. Use the Education link on the left or click here. She also coordinates the activities of our College Student Conservation Committee. To learn more about the activities available to those of college age interested in conservation and…
December 8, 2010

SFV Audubon on the REI Giving Tree

For the Gear-Head on Your Shopping List San Fernando Valley Audubon Society is happy to announce that we are one of this year's beneficiaries of the Northridge REI store's Giving Tree campaign. During the holidays, REI gives back to the local non-profits they support by collecting donations and promoting volunteer opportunities. By helping us get the…
August 10, 2010

Introduction to Ornithology class offered by WFVZ

Here's an announcement from Dr. Kuehn of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology that missed the August/September issue of the Phainopepla. Please respond directly to him if you are interested. Introduction to Ornithology September 27 through the week of November 15, 2010 Taught by Dr. Linnea Hall and Mr. René Corado. An 8-week course on…
April 1, 2010

SFVAS Establishes Bird Observatory

The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society has established a Bird Observatory (The San Fernando Valley Bird Observatory). Organized by biologist and master bird-bander, Mark Osokow, its purpose is to conduct research on birds in and around the San Fernando Valley. Anyone interested in becoming involved in research on birds, including bird banding, contact Mark and…