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
October 8, 2009

Beginners and Family Bird Walk

Come on out for a fun bird walk at Sepulveda Basin! The White Pelicans are starting to return why don’t you? These popular walks, designed for beginning birders and school-age children, are resuming for the current cool season. Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd. Go west about one-half mile to Woodley… read more
October 6, 2009

First College Conservation Activity Set for October 24

Saturday, October 24:  Sepulveda Basin Wildlife area tour and clean up work session. Tour 8:30 to 9:30 AM, work session 9:30 to 11:30, hot dog lunch from 11:30 to 12:30.  Rain cancels.  Email RSVP to Carolyn Oppenheimer at carolyn.oppenheimer@sfvaudubon.org. Please open this file to view the details of upcoming events on November 22 and December… read more
September 30, 2009

Green Fair Planned

The second annual Neighborhood Green Fair will be held at 301 North Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena on October 31 (Halloween) from 10 AM until 3 PM. The event showcases green products, services and non-profit organizations. Alan Pollack, our Audubon-at-Home Chair, will again be tabling there with lots of information to hand out about wildlife friendly… read more
September 1, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Set your clocks back one hour at 2 AM. read more

Monthly Field Trip: Ventura Harbor & Water Treatment Ponds

Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 Freeway to the city of Ventura, exit Seaward Avenue, turn left over the freeway, then immediately left (south) on Harbor Blvd. to Spinnaker Drive and proceed to the end. Look for birders in the last parking lot on the left. Leader is Richard Barth 310-276-0342. read more

Monthly Field Trip: El Dorado Park

Directions: Take the 405 Freeway to the Studebaker Road exit in Long Beach. Go north on Studebaker to Spring Street, then turn east (right) on Spring to the park entrance. The parking fee is $6. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Carpool Directions: Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Woodley Park Park-n-Ride lot on… read more

College Conservation Committee Activities Set

SFVAS is pleased to announce the establishment of a College Conservation Committee to encourage the participation of college youth in conservation activities. Three activities are planned for this fall. Please open this file to view the details and for contact information. For directions to the Sepulveda Basin event site, please click on the Birding Spots… read more
August 30, 2009

Arizona Field Trip 2009

Thirteen SFVAS birders met in southeast Arizona for 8 days of birding led by Michael McQuerry. We covered the canyons of the Huachucas, the San Pedro Riparian area, Willcox Ponds and Portal and the scenic canyons and high elevations of the Chiricahuas. Altogether 156 bird species were seen with another 5 heard, plus some interesting… read more
August 24, 2009

Galileo Hill/Silver Saddle Ranch Access Policy

What follows is a new directive pertaining to access at Galileo/Silver Saddle Ranch. The news is not good, but it is also not as bad as some of the rumors have been. Please be mindful that our behavior will influence possible changes in the future – for the good or the bad. This remains private (i.e.… read more