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
December 28, 2008

Christmas Bird Count Day Dawns Bright and Cold

Fourteen people showed up at Hansen Dam in clear, 35-degree weather, separated into 4 counting teams and went out to count species and individuals in the 2.5-3.0 square mile area in and around the dam. 92 species were recorded in the area, somewhat less than the expected number, but more than recorded there last year.… read more
December 11, 2008

Christmas Bird Count, Saturday, December 27th – Join Us!

Here is a great opportunity to get outdoors between Christmas and New Years Day and contribute to avian science! Bring yourself, family and friends to one of the locations below to help with the censusing of birds wintering in the San Fernando Valley Count Circle. Volunteers are needed at all locations. For directions and other… read more
November 25, 2008

Annual Conservation Award Dinner

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 experience in broadcast journalism, aerospace communications, and college teaching to create nature programs… read more
November 17, 2008

Sierra Club to Host Cleanup of Haskell Creek

November 22, 2008 (Saturday) 8:00am to 11:00am Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Cleanup Help the San Fernando Valley Sierra Club clean up Haskell Creek at the Sepulveda Wildlife Basin. You will have fun and create a clean environment for the Basin birds, fish, and mammals at the same time! Learn about the animals that live in… read more