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December 20, 2017

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 year, raptor natural history, data…
December 18, 2017

SFVAS and the Salton Sea

[siteorigin_widget class="Spacer_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] 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 birding.  SFVAS was…
December 5, 2017

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 air quality issues, destroy critical…
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…
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November 22, 2017

Christmas Bird Count 2017 — Join Us on 12/16!

For the 60th straight year, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will join chapters across the country and in North/South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean to take part in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. The CBC is one of the many ways Audubon helps scientists, researchers and the interested public keep track…
September 17, 2017

Another Successful Coastal Cleanup Day for SFVAS

Yesterday, Sat. 9/16, forty or so hardy and dedicated volunteers showed up for SFVAS’s Fall Cleanup of Haskell Creek in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. As part of the Heal-the-Bay Coastal Cleanup Day, our workers made a significant contribution to healthy waterways for wildlife and human visitors.  Two hundred and fifty pounds (more or less)…
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September 11, 2017

Happy SBEEP New Year!

SFVAS’s Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program is about to start a new season. Once again, we’re proud and happy to welcome groups of LAUSD children to the Wildlife Reserve for educational, exciting outdoor field trips. School budgets being what they are, SBEEP is often the only excursion students get to experience all school year. Begun in 1993…
July 27, 2017

Over 62? Time to Buy That Pass!

If you are 62 and over and frequently use any of the birding sites on lands covered by the "America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass" and you haven't purchased your lifetime senior pass yet (or have lost yours and have been intending to replace it) BUY IT NOW!! The…
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July 24, 2017

Cavity Conservation Matters to Birds — and You Can Help!

The Tree Care for Birds and other Wildlife Project in California ( asks for your level of interest in being added to a list of Audubon Chapters/birders and wildlife biologists who might want to be hired (or help on a volunteer basis) to take calls from tree care providers who have a bird related question…
May 15, 2017

1st Annual Children’s Bird Day A Big Success!

  There were three important numbers for our first Children’s Bird Day at the Sepulveda Basin on Sunday. The first was 17. That’s how many enthusiastic children attended from Mar Vista Elementary School, City Charter, New West Charter, and Kester Magnet Elementary School. The second important number is 37. That’s how many species were identified…