June 2, 2009

Monthly Field Trip to Mt. Pinos

Join us for summer montane species such as Fox Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin’s Finch, Hairy Woodpecker and Clark’s Nutcracker.  Meet in the parking lot at Iris Meadows.  Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and lunch.  Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, take I-5 north to the Frazier Park exit.  Go west through… read more

CANCELED – Quaking Aspen Camping Trip for Owls – Joint trip with Los Angeles Audubon

Thursday, July 2—Sunday, July 5. Leaders: Mary and Nick Freeman. Campground is above Springville, near Ponderosa in the southwest Sierras. A group campsite will be reserved. Owling by night, bird walks by day!  Must be a night owl. We may also look at some butterflies! Hopeful birds: Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet, Spotted owls and others; Pileated… read more
May 29, 2009

California State Parks Threatened – Again!

This statement was released by California State Parks on May 29, 2009. Proposal to Close 220 State Parks The State of California is faced with a dire fiscal situation. To help meet the state's budget deficit, there is a budget proposal to eliminate the General Fund support of California State Parks. California State Parks has… read more
May 20, 2009

Fledgling Herons at Risk in Sepulveda Basin

The Black-crowned Night Herons nesting in the Sepulveda Basin have begun to fledge and the young are right on a popular walking, running, and dog walking path. This morning there were two fledglings on the path. One of them was picked up by a concerned walker yesterday and brought to a rehab facility ¾ it… read more
May 13, 2009

Birds, Beasts and Bergs—a Southern Ocean Experience

Birds, Beasts and Bergs— a Southern Ocean Experience. Dave Weeshoff, SFVAS Board Member, will present photos and quips of his recent travels to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. Included will be penguins, albatrosses, petrels, whales, cute seal pups, sea lions, and other rascally creatures, as well as amazing icebergs and landscapes… read more

Annual Potluck and Members’ Slideshow

Thursday, June 25. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING. Annual Potluck and Members’ Slideshow. 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. 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. The evening’s program will include the installation of new officers for the 2009-2010 year. It… read more

Antelope Valley Committee Meeting

The Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in the Elyze Clifford Interpretive Center, at 43201 35th Street, Lancaster. Contact Bob or Bonnie Weatherman (661) 269-2051. read more
May 1, 2009

General Membership Meeting

Everyone welcome. 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. Birds, Beasts and Bergs—a Southern Ocean Experience. Dave Weeshoff, SFVAS Board Member, will present photos and quips of his recent travels to the… read more

Chatsworth Nature Preserve – A BIRDATHON EVENT!

Sunday, May 10, 7:00 a.m. Chapter members will once again join members of the Southwest Herpetologist Society on a tour in- side the Preserve. We will divide according to interest, Herps or birds. Directions: Meet at the Plummer/Valley Circle gate on the north side of the Preserve approximately .9 miles west of the intersection of… read more

Tejon Ranch Breeding Bird Count

The Tejon Ranch Conservancy has organized a summer bird count and has invited SFVAS to bird one of the five sections that make up the entire 240,000 acre property now managed by the Conservancy. This is an excellent opportunity to get a first hand look at this beautiful property and help count birds. If interested… read more