May 2, 2010

Monthly Field Trip to Walker Ranch

Note second Saturday and earlier meeting time. Meet at the Walker Ranch entrance. We will look for Costa’s Hummingbird, Lazuli Bunting, flycatchers, warblers, orioles and much more. Directions: Take the 405 or 5 Freeway north to the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. Exit the 14 at Placerita Canyon Road. Turn right at the end of the… read more
April 9, 2010

FREE Gardening for Wildlife Workshop

A limited number of Phainopepla readers are invited to attend a slide show/lecture on “Restoring Habitat, One Yard at a Time,” given by Alan Pollack, Audubon-at-Home Chair, followed by a tour of his garden. Art Langton will also present a slide show/lecture on the birds one might expect to see in a San Fernando Valley… read more
April 6, 2010

Save Hahamongna Park!

Hi SFVASers, Please read and respond to this appeal from Pasadena Audubon Society. *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     * Birders, As you know, the City of Pasadena is about to go ahead with… read more

Weeshoff to Address Town Hall on Earth Day

Dave Weeshoff, 1st Vice-President of SFVAS, will be the featured speaker at the Woodland Hills Community Town Hall meeting on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, at the Woodland Hills Academy. See the flyer for meeting details and join him at the gathering. read more
April 1, 2010

SFVAS Establishes Bird Observatory

The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society has established a Bird Observatory (The San Fernando Valley Bird Observatory). Organized by biologist and master bird-bander, Mark Osokow, its purpose is to conduct research on birds in and around the San Fernando Valley. Anyone interested in becoming involved in research on birds, including bird banding, contact Mark and… read more
March 31, 2010

It is Birdathon Season Again!

The months of April and May bring our annual Birdathon. You have probably received your pledge letter for this annual fundraiser, a sponsored birding event. The money raised covers most of our ongoing expenses and helps support our educational programs for school children, including the Sepulveda Basin Environmental Educational Program (SBEEP) based at the Sepulveda… read more

General Membership Meeting – Feenstra on Tricolored Blackbirds

Everyone welcome. Come early for social hour. Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Located between Moorpark and Ventura Blvd., on the west side of Balboa, just south of the Presbyterian Church. Our speaker, Jonathan S. Feenstra Ph.D., will talk about Tricolored Blackbirds in Southern California. The Tricolored Blackbird is North America’s only colonial nesting… read more
March 28, 2010

Descanso Gardens Bird Walk – A BIRDATHON EVENT

Meet at the first wide place after entering the gardens. Admission is free for early birders. Located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Leader: Karen Johnson or Nancy Herron Knode. For more information, contact Karen at (818) 790-1687 or by email. read more

Butterbredt Springs, Galileo Hill, Piute Ponds – A BIRDATHON EVENT

Probable species: 115. Meet at 5:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s on Crown Valley Road in Acton, or 6:00 a.m. at the park-n-ride lot east of the 14 Fwy on the south side of Avenue S in Palmdale. We will then stop in Palmdale for a brief search for LeConte’s Thrasher, then to Butterbredt Springs and… read more

O’Melveny Weekday Walk at O’Melveny Park – A BIRDATHON EVENT

Directions: Take the 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway and exit at Balboa Blvd. Turn north, driving two miles to Sesnon, turn left going west .6 mile, turn right at park entrance. Meet in the parking lot. RAIN CANCELS. Contact Carolyn Oppenheimer at, (818) 885-7493, with any questions (before 7 p.m., please) orcarolyn.oppenheimer@sfvaudubon.org. read more