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
April 8, 2009

SFVAS Reaches Out at Chatsworth Reservoir

Dave and I had a very busy, but enjoyable day! We arrived at 7:30 am to set up our tables. Being early, we had our choice of spot in the Oak Grove, so set up at the beginning of the grove, under a very old and large Valley Oak. It was a wonderful setting and… read more
March 29, 2009

SFVAS Board Nominations Announced

   The following candidates have agreed, pending election, to serve on the board of San Fernando Valley Audubon for the year 2009-2010:President, Jim MooreFirst Vice President, Dave WeeshoffSecond Vice President, Margie MasedaRecording Secretary, Donna TimlinCorresponding Secretary, Chris Van BeverenThree-year Directors, Bettina Bennewitz and Diana KeeneyOne-year Director, Mathew Tekulsky (filling a vacancy)   Continuing their present terms… read more
March 25, 2009

Birdathon 2009

It is Birdathon Season Again! The months of April and May bring our annual Birdathon. You have probably already received your pledge letter for this annual fundraiser, a sponsored birding event. The money raised covers most of our expenses and helps support our educational program for school children, based at the Sepulveda Wildlife Bird Sanctuary.… read more

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 23. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING. 7:00 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. Come early for social hour. Our speaker, Larry Arbanas will talk about birds from Alaska to Florida. Larry Arbanas, the… read more

Butterbredt Springs, Galileo Hills, and Piute Ponds

A BIRDATHON EVENT. Probable species: 115. Directions: Meet at 5:30 a.m. at the McDonalds on Crown Valley Road in Acton, or 6:00 a.m. at the park-n-ride lot on the east side of Avenue S in Palmdale. We will then stop in Palmdale for a brief search for LeConte’s Thrasher, then to Butterbredt Springs and onward… read more

Sepulveda Basin 2009 Wildlife Reserve Cleanup

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please help restore the creek’s beauty! Directions: Take Woodley Avenue (which is 1/2 mile west of the I-405 Freeway) north from Burbank Boulevard. Go 1/2 mile north to the signs for the Wildlife Reserve and Japanese Gardens. Turn east (right). Bear right where the road forks. Continue east 1/2 mile to the end… read more
February 17, 2009

Rancho Sierra Vista NRA Field Trip

We expect to see Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, orioles, flycatchers, raptors, possibly Grasshopper Sparrow. Directions: Take the Ventura Freeway (101) to the Lynn Road exit in Thousand Oaks. Go south on Lynn Road and proceed 5.3 miles to Via Goleta. Turn left at Via Goleta to the preserve entrance. The main gate officially opens at… read more