Project FeederWatch Starts Nov. 9

Join now for the 2019–20 season, which runs from November 9 through April 3. Please join the project for the country in which you reside. ID numbers needed for data entry are printed on the letter that comes in the instructional kit mailed to all first-time participants. It takes several weeks

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Haskell Creek Cleanup Success!

Early Saturday morning, September 26, over 150 eager volunteers arrived at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve and began a thorough cleanup of Haskell Creek and its adjacent watershed, a stretch of water a half-mile long.  They included all ages and demographics, participating as individuals, families, and school and corporate groups.

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The 2019 WFO Conference in Albuquerque, a Young Birder’s Experience

By: Alexander deBarros From August 22-25, I attended the Western Field Ornithologists Conference in Albuquerque. Amazing is the only word that comes close to describing the experience. From the field trips, to the science sessions, to the social gatherings, it was just a great time. On Thursday, I attended Andy

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Birds of the Mojave Desert Three-day Workshop

(Photo by Richard Davis) The Desert Institute will be conducting a class, Birds of the Mojave Desert, taught by Kurt Leuschner, on October 4-6 at the Desert Studies Center in Soda Springs (Zzyzx). Beginning on Friday evening, this course will examine the important role of these stopover areas in the

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Wild Wings Closing — and Opening!

The Wild Wings Backyard Nature store has been a fixture for San Fernando Valley birders and nature lovers for eleven years. Scott Logan and Bonnie McFarlin have always been there to answer questions, make suggestions, and provide us with  high-quality bird-feeding groceries and equipment. Scott is known for his popular

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Haskell Creek Cleanup A Big Success!

SFVAS celebrated Earth Day 2019 early with a hugely successful cleanup of Haskell Creek in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve.  The April 13 event saw a threefold increase in our usual number of volunteers for this annual springtime effort, from around 50 to 150. Partnerships with Friends of the Los

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“Restoring Habitat, One Yard At A Time” — with Alan Pollack

21 years ago, Alan began as a volunteer with wildlife rescue/rehab groups. It was through them that he learned about the training given by the National Wildlife Federation and became a certified Wildlife Habitat Steward. Having been a life-long, home gardener and having a knack for landscape design, he was delighted to

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Los Cerritos Wetlands Need Our Help — NOW

Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Supporters—Need Your Help, before Jan. 16th, 2018 It is very important to let the City of Long Beach know you still want Los Cerritos Wetlands restored. There is a political movement against dirty oil operating under guise of “protecting” Los Cerritos Wetlands, launching a misinformation campaign

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Christmas Bird Count Results — 2017

Track observed bird populations since the first CBC -- hat-tip to Jim Moore Christmas Bird Count Results 2017 The Fine Details

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Griffith Park Raptor Survey

The survey team at Griffith Park Raptors are excited to share that the survey has been funded for a 2nd season — thank you, Friends of Griffith Park! There will be two workshops and it attendance at at least one is recommended. We will go over survey results from last

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