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March 15, 2022

Haskell Creek Cleanup, Volunteers Needed

April 9, 2022 from 8:30 AM to Noon Haskell Creek, where it runs through Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, hosts many riparian trees and shrubs, such as cottonwoods and willows.  Songbirds forage and nest in the trees, while egrets and herons fish in this heart of the Wildlife Area.  The needed winter rains brought a trash…
January 28, 2022

Our First – Hopefully Not the Last — Pollinator Garden

SFVAS's SUSTAINABLE POLLINATOR PILOT PROJECT - LAFD STATION 83 Status:  1/28/2022 The City of Los Angeles is the largest U.S. city to date certified as a biodiversity haven by the National Wildlife Federation - and it can get even better!  The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS), already an environmental champion in our region, has…
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December 12, 2021

A Nice Letter

December 6, 2021 California Wildlife Center (CWC) is grateful to the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society for your continued support of our work and our mission to take responsibility for the protection of native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and conservation. Thanks in part to your contribution, CWC was able to care for 3,898 patients in…
November 3, 2021

SFV Audubon On Instagram!

Did you know that the SFV Audubon is active on Instagram?  IG is a fun way to engage with us and see great bird photos from our SFVA walks. It’s also an easy way to keep up with what’s going on at SFVAS, our events and your fellow birders who attend them. All you have…
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November 1, 2021

Something New — Sit Spot Birding

Sit Spot birding is an alternative approach to birding.  Instead of extended walking and standing, it involves finding a comfortable spot in nature to sit, slow down, be in the moment, and notice details and behavior patterns.  Sit Spot birding is not list-driven; it is not always trying to get the next bird.  It is…
June 29, 2021

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary — Big News

Mr. & Mrs. Tucker Under the supervision of owners Benjamin and Dorothy Tucker, the 12-acre Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Orange County started life as a hummingbird-feeding waystation in 1929. As more people came to see the “hummingbird cafeteria,” Mr. and Mrs. Tucker decided to create a dedicated sanctuary. Buildings, shops and trails were added and…
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May 14, 2021

Slowly But Surely — and Gladly

All alone After SFVAS had to cancel its group outings due to the pandemic some of us birders turned to solitary sojourns at a local park or trail. While it was peaceful and helped dull the sting of the day’s dismal news it was never as much fun as birding with a group. Not O'Melveny…
April 30, 2021

What? More Mallards??

Mr. & Mrs. M. -- photo by Gary Park Mallards are by far the most common duck seen in California and the United States. Mallards breed throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa, and have been introduced into New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South…
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April 2, 2021

The Reserve Rides Again!

Sycamore fighting back 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…
March 25, 2021

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…
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