February 8, 2009

Monthly Field Trip – Morro Bay Weekend

Meet in the parking area at the base of Morro Rock near the Morro Bay Channel at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Bring lunch, drinks and snacks as we will bird until mid-afternoon. On Sunday morning, we will meet at the entrance to the Montana de Oro Campground at 8:00 a.m. Leader: Richard Barth 310-276-0342. read more

“Hummingbirds! Beauty and the Beast” – Tom Kaminski at Annual Conservation Dinner

SFVAS Annual Awards Banquet, Airtel Plaza Hotel Friday, March 13, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Featured Speaker: Tom Kaminski Avian Video Center Producer Tom Kaminski, sponsored by The Hummingbird Society, recently traveled to Isla Robinson Crusoe (a Chilean possession) to film the endemic and critically endangered Juan Fernández Firecrown Hummingbird (Sephanoides fernandensis). Tom Kaminski has combined his… read more

Guy Commeau to Speak at General Membership Meeting

Guy Commeau to Speak at Thursday, February 26 General Membership Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Topic: Wonders and Wildlife of California Bio:  Naturalist, World traveler, Photographer, LA Zoo volunteer Mr. Commeau marvels at the beauty of the landscape and wildlife of California.  To capture natural landscapes he recently camped at Yosemite during a snowfall to view the… read more

Monthly Field Trip – Ventura Game Farm

Directions: From the 101 Freeway take the Las Posas Road exit south (left), then Hueneme Road west (right) to Casper Road. Turn south (left) and continue on Casper Road as it eventually turns left and leads to the preserve compound. Bring lunch and drinking water. Allow one hour and fifteen minutes driving time from the Valley.… read more
February 3, 2009

Give a Hoot! Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!

You are invited to join tens of thousands of everyday bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2009.  Anyone can take part, from novice bird watchers to experts, by counting birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event… read more
January 28, 2009

Help Stop Needless Killing of Acorn Woodpeckers!

After turning aside generous offers of help from Audubon California and the local Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, two homeowners groups in this city just east of San Francisco have decided to move forward with plans to shoot up to 50 Acorn Woodpeckers that have damaged several structures. We need your help to make sure that this… read more
December 30, 2008

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. Join us for a Special Presentation on Alaskan Conservation Issues! Our speaker will be Lauren Hierl, Alaska Policy Associate for the National Audubon Society. The… read more

Malibu Creek State Park Bird Walk

Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Road, just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee or day/annual pass is required. Leader(s): Muriel Kotin, (310) 457-5796, and/or Art Langton, (818) 887-0973. read more

Upper Newport Bay and San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary – Monthly Field Trip

Bring lunch and drinks. Allow about 1.5 hours driving time from the San Fernando Valley. Directions: Take the 5 Fwy south into Orange County; exit Jamboree Road in the city of Irvine.  Turn right (south) on Jamboree Road and proceed about 4 miles to San Joaquin Hills Road, turn right and drive down to the… read more

High Desert Bird Prowl – CANCELED

CANCELED due to high winds!  ------------------------------- 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.… read more