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May 25, 2024

Come Celebrate Black Birders Week at Sepulveda Basin!

To celebrate #BlackBirdersWeek2024, San Fernando Valley Audubon will be hosting 2 bird walks at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, one on Sunday May 26, and the other on Saturday June 1. Both will start at 9 am, and be led by Alexander deBarros. Alexander is a black birder who has been interested in birds for…
March 23, 2024

Birdathon 2024 Announcement

LOOK!: Up in the SKY! It’s…it’s… It’s Birdathon 2024! Actually, the picture shows one of our dedicated Birdathon team leaders, Luisa, along with one of her “Young Birders Group in the final Birdathon event for 2023. It is our tradition to hold “Birdathon”, our major annual fund-raising event for the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society…
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December 21, 2023

Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan – Act Now!

Written by President Katheryn Barton, Pat Bates, Joanne Millius, and Muriel Kotin on behalf of the SFVAS Conservation Committee The Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan Public Draft lays out the framework for expanding the footprint of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries throughout the basin, while retaining and expanding recreational facilities, flood and water storage…
May 23, 2023

Allan and Muriel Kotin’s Malibu Area 2023 Birdathon

Earlyish Start: Getting up before 6:00am, I checked the iffy weather forecast and rousted Allan after showering. While warming yesterday’s coffee at 6:44, I watched a flock of Brown Pelicans (#1) fly upcoast over the shore. Many more flocks followed, several accompanied escorted by gulls. At 7:10 an American Crow (#2) flew past. I phoned…
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March 19, 2023

New Tours, New Science!

We've got a fresh slate of dates for tours of the Moore Lab bird collection and some exciting new science to tell you about. Scroll on for links and details. And you might not know it from the weather, but the bird migration season is upon us. The migration count at Bear Divide starts next…
December 28, 2022

Winter Visitors to the Sepulveda Basin: American White Pelicans

While the Sepulveda Basin is a winter home to many species of migratory birds, the largest of these by far is the American White Pelican. Traveling in squadrons and weighing up to 30 pounds with 9 foot wingspans, they are among our largest boreal flying birds. Their breeding grounds extend as far north as central…
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October 31, 2022

Statement by San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Opposing Proposition SP

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS) opposes Los Angeles City Proposition SP and recommends voting NO. SFVAS strongly supports the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks. The department manages three of our most important bird watching locations. Proposition SP, a parks and recreational facilities parcel tax, was slapped together at the last minute without community…
October 16, 2022

Volunteers Needed for the Annual Christmas Bird Count!

Every year in December, the Audubon Society conducts the Christmas Bird Count, an international bird census that spans the Western Hemisphere. This year, the San Fernando Valley will be doing its CBC on December 17th. However, preparations for it are already underway. Right now, we are looking for people who would be willing to lead…
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October 8, 2022

P-22 Day Festival

Join SFVAS at the P-22 Day Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2022 11:00AM - 4:00 PM at Griffith Park! San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will be an exhibitor at this year's P-22 Day Festival!  At our exhibit, we will share all things birds, wildlife, and appreication for conservation.  Be sure to stop by and say…
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…
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