Participants will enjoy a leisurely stroll along Malibu Creek, enjoying oak and sycamore woodlands set amidst a stunning backdrop of chaparral-covered slopes and rocky buttes. Birds, deer, bobcat, butterflies, reptiles and, in season, a bewildering array of wildflowers can be found in this jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, now resurging after the devastating Woolsey fire. Our focus will be on finding and identifying many of the over 200 species of birds that have been recorded here. You can expect to see thirty to fifty species during these three to four hour walks, depending on the season. Common resident species include Acorn Woodpecker, Oak Titmouse, California Quail, and White-breasted Nuthatch, and spring brings us Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, and Lazuli Buntings. Please join us for these walks, which take place at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month (rain cancels). Bring water, sun protection, a snack, a pair of binoculars, and comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot per the Google map. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Road, just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car. For more information, contact Kathy Barton (818) 929-2516 or David Barton (310) 990-6896.