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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SFVAS and the Salton Sea

Last month, officers and directors of San Fernando Valley Audubon Society traveled to the Imperial and Coachella Valleys to attend the Salton Sea Experience, a two-day event sponsored by Audubon California and local organizations, to represent SFVAS, educate themselves regarding key conservation issues facing the Salton Sea, and do some

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You Can Help Protect A Valuable Open Space!

There are just a handful of days left to make your voice heard on the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the cleanup of the Santa Susana site. The draft report only considers excessive cleanup options that will unnecessarily require the local community to live with decades of transportation and

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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 [email protected] 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

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