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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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Let’s Ban Anticoagulant Pesticides!

The Following Information Was Provided to SFVAS by CLAW (Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife) On Tuesday, the State Assembly’s Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee (ESTM) supported AB 2422, a bill that would ban most uses of anticoagulant rodenticide in California. We now have a short deadline to support the

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21st Century Gardens: Tending Nature in a Shifting World — An Evening With Richard Schulhof

Richard Schulhof has served as CEO of the Los Angeles County Arboretum since 2009. He previously served as deputy director of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum, and as executive director of Descanso Gardens, having worked in botanic gardens for over thirty years. With a special interest in science education, Richard collaborated

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SFVAS Yahoo Group Terminated

SFVAS has discontinued its Yahoo group as the announcements of upcoming events had become unreliable and this website has a better calendar. If you have an event that is missing from the Events Calendar at www.SFVAudubon.org please let our webmaster Jim Houghton know at [email protected] as well as letting him

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They’re Trying to AngelFest Us Again!

Woodley Park. The place we fought so hard to keep a huge music festival out of -- remember that? We succeeded, but now smaller events are moving into the park. They've been chased out of other parks and it's time for us to chase them out of Woodley Park.These groups

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Save The Date — November 12 — 3rd Annual BirdFest!

After the election, all will be revealed and we will have a new President. What better way to celebrate the end of the electioneering cycle than by attending the 3rd Annual Bird Fest? Yes, we are completing the planning for the Bird Fest with Santa Monica Bay and Conejo Valley Audubon

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