July 13, 2009

Monthly Field Trip to Huntington Central Park and Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Meet at the Slater Avenue parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Directions from the San Fernando Valley: Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south and exit at Golden West. Go south approximately three miles on Golden West to Slater. Turn left on Slater to the parking lot on the right. Bring lunch. We will picnic at… read more

Antelope Valley 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. Program posted on www.avaudubon.com. read more

Sepulveda Basin Flashlight Walk

Meet at the Wildlife Reserve Amphitheater at 6:45 p.m. for a 1 1/2-hour sunset program and walk led by SFVAS and City park rangers. Look for birds, bats and owls. Designed for families and adults. Bring flashlights, insect repellent, light wrap. Directions: Go north ½ mile from Burbank Blvd. on Woodley Ave. Turn east (right)… read more

O’Melveny Weekday Walk at O’Melveny Park

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) or carolyn.oppenheimer@sfvaudubon.org. read more

Monthly Field Trip to Chilao

Birding the San Gabriel Mountains along the Angeles Crest. Meet at the Chilao Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m. We will look for Hairy and White-headed Woodpeckers, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch and many other montane species. Bring lunch and water. Directions: Take the 210 Fwy. east to Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2). Go north for about… read more

Placerita Canyon Nature Center Docents’ Bird Walk

Directions: Take the 405 or 5 Freeway north to the 14 Freeway. Exit the 14 at Placerita Canyon. Turn right at the end of the off ramp and continue about 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Turn right and park at the Nature Center. Leader: Bob Fischer. For more information, call the Nature Center at… read more

Castaic Lake Bird Walk

Directions: Take closest freeway to I-5 North and exit at Parker Road. Turn right and proceed to stop sign (Castaic Road), proceed to next stop sign (Lake Hughes Road), proceed to next stop sign (Castaic Lake Drive) and turn right. Entrance to the park is on the right. Parking is in Lot 4, so make… read more
July 3, 2009

SPECIAL EVENT: Birding Southeast Arizona, July 25—August 1

SFVAS has organized a special field trip to search for specialties in southeast Arizona. Bird as much as you want, from one day to the entire week. The trip will be led by Michael McQuerry, a well known southern California birder who has spent several summers birding Arizona for its many species seen no where… read more

LA River Shorebirding

Get back into the swing of Fall birding in the presence of thousands of migrating shorebirds and other winged critters along the Lower Los Angeles River. We'll begin at 8:00 AM at DeForest Park, 6255 DeForest Avenue in Long Beach. Meet in the parking lot by the tennis courts, between Poppy St and Harding St.… read more
June 23, 2009

Habitat Vigilance

[caption id="attachment_507" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Wilson's Warbler by David Tan"][/caption] Every year, in the spring and early summer, there is a desire on the part of many persons and agencies to clear out brush, trim all the trees and bushes in sight, and to "tidy things up!" But, as we all know and often overlook, all… read more