January 21, 2010

Carolyn Oppenheimer to Receive Conservation Award

The Mission of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society is to promote the conservation of resources, to preserve and enhance the natural habitat within our territory, to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of bird life and the natural environment, and to create a social environment that encourages individual knowledge, development, and participation. No one… read more
January 20, 2010

General Membership Meeting

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.  Come  early  for  social  hour. Our  speaker  will  be Anna Reams, executive director of Wildlife Care of Ventura County (WCVC).  WCVC was founded in 1994 by a group of individuals… read more

Antelope Valley Audubon General Meeting

The Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in the Elyze Clifford Interpretive Center, at 43201 35th Street, Lancaster. Contact Bob or Bonnie Weatherman at (661) 269-2051.  www.avaudubon.com. read more

SFVAS Annual Awards Banquet

6:00 p.m. Cocktails; 7:00 p.m. Dinner. Featured Speaker: Richard Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute. 2010 Conservation Award Recipient: Carolyn Oppenheimer, Sepulveda Basin Education Chair. Location: Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys. Send in your reservation form today. For more information, contact Chairperson Jeanne Polak-Recht, at (818) 360-1438. read more

Chatsworth Nature Preserve

Chapter members will join members of the Southwest Herpetologist Society on a tour inside the Preserve. We will divide according to interest, herps or birds. Meet at the Plummer-Valley Circle gate on the north side of the Preserve approximately .9 miles west of the intersection of Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Plummer, past three (3) “STOP”… read more
January 6, 2010

New Links Added

Two of our partner organizations have developed websites. Links to those sites have been added to the list in the sidebar on the right. The first of these is Antelope Valley Audubon, organized by a group of dedicated volunteers with some support from SFVAS. The other is the website of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area,… read more
January 2, 2010

SFVAS Annual Awards Banquet

Friday, March 5, 2010, Airtel Plaza Hotel, 6:00 p.m. Featured speaker: Richard W. Halsey Richard W. Halsey is the director of the California Chaparral Institute, a non-profit research and educational organization focusing on the ecology of California’s shrubland plant communities, wildland fire, and how Mediterranean-type ecosystems have helped shape human culture. He has given more than… read more

General Membership Meeting Features Guy Commeau

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. Come early for social hour. Guy Commeau, naturalist, world traveler, photographer, LA Zoo volunteer will once again present a program of his latest travels and adventures. An excellent photographer with… read more
December 4, 2009

Ventura County Game Preserve Field Trip

An excellent spot to observe a wide variety of birds including waterfowl, wetland birds and raptors. IMPORTANT—We will be birding the preserve entirely on foot, as vehicles are not allowed out on the habitat roads. Covering the circuit will probably require 4+ hours. Also, no parking is allowed inside the preserve compound—our cars must be… read more

Upper Newport Bay Field Trip

Bring lunch and drinks. Allow about 1.5 hours driving time from the San Fernando Valley. Directions: Take the 405 Fwy south into Orange County; exit Jamboree Road in the city of Irvine. Turn right (south) on Jamboree Road and proceed about 4 miles to San Joaquin Hills Road, turn right and drive down to the… read more