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November 28, 2017

December Schedule of SFVAS Bird Walks — Join Us!

Find a date that works for you, then check the SFVAS web site for details, directions and Google maps. Got a question? Email 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…
January 28, 2017

Report from the General Membership Meeting

Mike Lynes At our well-attended general membership meeting on Jan. 26, we heard from Mike Lynes, Director of Public Policy at Audubon California, on the subject of the Salton Sea. We knew things weren’t going well at this critical inland wetland habitat along the Pacific Flyway, but we didn’t realize the full extent of the…
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January 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the General Membership Meeting 1/26
August 14, 2016

Photo Contest & Exhibit for Amateur Photographers

Share the wonders of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with others! Enter the Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest. Let your photographic imagination capture the essence of this hidden jewel. Click here for brochure and entry form and rules.
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February 3, 2016

Everyone’s talking about the Superb Owl

[caption id="attachment_3965" align="alignright" width="322"] Nesting Great Horned Owls, Sepulveda Basin[/caption] This Sunday Feb 7, you can see owls right here in the San Fernando Valley and they are indeed superb. For several years, a pair of Great Horned Owls have nested in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve during the winter-spring months. The pair was spotted…
November 13, 2013

I Count! Do you?

2013 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Saturday, December 21, 2013 Birders Needed! Once again this year, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will once again join chapters across the country and in North and South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean and take part in the National Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count. The initial San Fernando…
January 18, 2012

Monthly Field Trip – Private Game Farm

An excellent spot to observe a wide variety of birds including waterfowl, wetland birds, and raptors. Directions: From the 101 Freeway take the Las Posas Road exit south (left), then Hueneme Road west (right) to Casper Road. Turn south (left) on Casper Road and continue to where the road eventually turns left through a large…
December 27, 2011

Monthly Field Trip: Upper Newport Bay and San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. Bring lunch and drinks. Allow about 1.5 hours driving time from the San Fernando Valley. Directions: Take the 405 Fwy. south into Orange County; exit Jamboree Road in the city of Irvine. Turn right (south) on Jamboree Road and proceed about 4 miles to San Joaquin Hills Road, turn right and…
August 3, 2011

Piute Ponds – Signup Required

Leader: Jim Moore. A good mix of shorebirds and early waterfowl, with a chance at LeConte’s Thrasher and Pectoral Sandpiper. Some great birds here over the years! Possible extension to Lancaster Sewage Ponds or Apollo Park afterwards. Bring lunch, water and sunblock. Likely hot weather, and afternoon wind. High clearance vehicles may be a plus.…
July 23, 2011

Monthly Field Trip to Chilao

Birding the San Gabriel Mountains along the Angeles Crest. We will look for Hairy and White-headed Woodpeckers, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch and many other montane species. Bring lunch and water. Directions: Take the 210 Fwy. east to Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2). Go north for about 45 minutes, look for the Chilao Campground signs and…