August 31, 2012

Antelope Valley Audubon Meeting

The quarterly Antelope Vally Audubon Society meeting (our sub-chapter) starts on Tuesday, September 4th with a bird walk, followed by a business meeting and sharing of photos of local birds. We meet at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster.
August 7, 2012

Member Survey

We need your opinions. In our ongoing attempts to keep our education, conservation, and recreational programs relevant to the San Fernando Valley community we serve, we need your assistance. We are looking for your opinions and ideas on how we might better serve you and other potential Audubon members. We are conducting a very brief…
July 5, 2012

T-shirt Sale Benefits SFVAS Programs

    For a limited time only, San Fernando Valley Audubon is offering printed T-shirts for sale in four new designs:  Cedar Waxwings, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Field Guide to Raptors. Click here to view T-shirt designs and access order form. Shirts are short sleeved, 100% cotton, preshrunk, printed with PVC-free water-based ink, and are available…
May 25, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012, Annual Photo Night and Potluck.

General Membership Meeting 6:00—6:30 p.m. setup and social time.  Dining begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting and photo sharing.  Members and guests are invited to bring a dish to share at our annual potluck. Please bring one of the following: a main dish, salad, rolls, or dessert to serve 6–8 people. Bring your own…
May 14, 2012

Birdathon 2012

The events for the 2012 Birdathon are now completed. To see the number of species observed on each outing to check the "Birdathon" link on the left. An enormous thank you to all who participated. We had a wide range of events this year. At one end were  individual Big Days by the Willis and…
December 22, 2011

January Photo of the Month

Our photo of the month was submitted by SFVAS member Bob Thille. He spotted this Wood Duck at the National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota in October 2011. Bob, who has birded on and off for about 15 years, spotted this male and his mate in a hatchery pond holding rainbow trout of up…
December 11, 2011

December Photo

[caption id="attachment_1424" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Common Peafowl, male[/caption] Our photo of the month is by Bruce Simen. The peacock was shot at the Leo Carillo Ranch on July 1, 2011 @ F3.5 for 1/200th sec. The zoom lens was set to a focal length of 44mm. It was taken with a Canon Power Shot S3IS. Please…
December 9, 2011


Sunday, December 18, 2011 In place of the Chapter’s usual monthly field trip, The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will once again join chapters across the country and in North and South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean and take part in the National Audubon Society’s 112th annual Christmas Bird Count. Count totals and data collected…
October 31, 2011

Special Field Trip Replaces November General Meeting

Friday, November 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, (WFVZ), sometimes referred to as “The Camarillo Bird Museum,” hosts a natural history collection specializing in eggs and nests of birds in addition to 56,000 bird study skins from around the world and a good number of mounted…
October 6, 2011

SFV Christmas Bird Count

This year's annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at multiple locations in and around the San Fernando Valley. See the December 2011 issue of the Phainopepla for detailed information about locations, times and leaders.