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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… read more

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… read more

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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… read more

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… read more

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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… read more

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… read more

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photo by Alex Viduetsky

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Membership

Our fun and informative bird walks are free to anyone who wants to come along. Everything we do for education and conservation is free. Our members are our core, the people who understand the importance of birds in nature, who follow our activities and join us with their voices when we need to advocate for an important environmental issue. Please become a member and be part of all that SFVAudubon does!

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