December 4, 2009

Bosque del Apache—Special Field Trip

Join me on my annual winter pilgrimage to my favorite birding spot. We’ll spend two days at Bosque del Apache, near Socorro, New Mexico, meeting at 6:30 AM both mornings to take in the magnificent liftoff of snow geese and a continuous train of thousands of Sandhill Cranes. After the morning spectacle, we’ll bird the… read more

Bosque del Apache—Special Field Trip

Monday, December 28 — Thursday, December 31. Join me on my annual winter pilgrimage to my favorite birding spot. We’ll spend two days at Bosque del Apache, near Socorro, New Mexico, meeting at 6:30 AM both mornings to take in the magnificent liftoff of snow geese and a continuous train of thousands of Sandhill Cranes.… read more

College Student Conservation Committee-POSTPONED

Due the probability of rain for this Saturday, December 12, the planned event for the College Conservation Committee of a Habitat Improvement Project at the Sepulveda Basin has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled for the spring semester. Carolyn Oppenheimer, Chairperson Habitat Improvement Project at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area supervised by Kris Ohlenkamp. Lunch provided.… read more
November 30, 2009

SBWA Master Plan Update – Public Meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is updating the Sepulveda Basin Master Plan. We want your input on current and future operations. Please join us: Saturday, December 5, 2009 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sepulveda Basin Garden Center 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Encino CA 91406 read more

Sepulveda Basin Master Plan Update Public Meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is updating the Sepulveda Basin Master Plan. We want your input on current and future operations. Please join us: Saturday, December 5, 2009 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sepulveda Basin Garden Center 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Encino CA 91406 read more
November 20, 2009

General Membership Meeting

NOTE: In lieu of the regular November and December General Membership meetings, there will be a single meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM at the Encino Community Center. 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. … read more

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 Dave Weeshoff who will speak on Svalbard - Land of Polar Bears, Walruses and Birds. Svalbard is an archipelago in the… read more
November 7, 2009

High Desert Bird Prowl

Here is an opportunity to seek out wintering hawks, owls, Mountain Plovers, Mountain Bluebirds, longspurs, sparrows, etc. Directions: Take the 405 or 5 Freeway north to the 14 Freeway. Exit the 14 at Avenue S south of Palmdale and drive to the Park-n-Ride Lot just east of the off-ramp. We will meet at the west… read more

Stay in Touch with Audubon Chapter Issues in California

Two active blog sites initiated by Audubon California are very helpful and informative to those wishing to keep up with local and statewide conservation issues, legislative efforts and chapter stories. The broader, more general site is Audublog, subtitled Conservation News and Notes, may be found at http://www.audublog.org/. Information more specific to and about chapters in… read more
October 31, 2009

SFV Christmas Bird Count

The annual Christmas Bird Count for the San Fernando Valley count circle. See the December 2009 issue of the Phainopepla newsletter for various starting times and locations. Count compiler: Arthur Langton Jr., 818-887-0973, Art.Langton@sfvaudubon.org read more