October 28, 2008

O’Melveny Weekday Walk

    This walk was formerly the Weekday Wanderers Bird Walk.   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,… read more

Merry Christmas! Next Membership Meeting January 22, 2009

Due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the regular 4th Thursday General Membership meetings normally held in November and December have been canceled and replaced by a single meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Mark your calendars and plan to join us! read more

Happy Thanksgiving! Membership Meeting Next Week

Due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the regular 4th Thursday General Membership meetings normally held in November and December have been canceled and replaced by a single meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Mark your calendars and plan to join us! read more

Ventura Harbor and Water Treatment Ponds

Monthly Field Trip Carpool Members are encouraged to carpool to all field trips. Three or four passengers per car will reduce travel expenses. Recommended contribution to the driver is $5. Details are included below.   Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 Freeway to the city of Ventura, exit Seaward Avenue, turn left… read more

Sepulveda Basin Bird Walk

Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd.Go west about one-half mile to Woodley Avenue and turn right (north).Travel about one-half mile to the second possible right turn (at sign for the Water Reclamation Plant and Japanese Garden). Turn right and go east about one-half mile to Wildlife Area parking at the end… read more
October 14, 2008

Wildlife Waystation Event Canceled

Hi All, This is to notify you of the cancellation of the Wildlife Waystation fund-raising event scheduled for October 30. Watch for a replacement date in the spring, when it won't be dark as early and the time can be a little later in the day.Thanks!  Chris Van Beveren becktravel@yahoo.com read more
October 13, 2008

San Fernando Valley Christmas Bird Count

Please refer to the December issue of the Phainopepla or to Christmas Bird Count Information for count sites and meeting times. Count Compiler: Art Langton, 818/887-0973. read more

Santa Clarita Christmas Bird Count

Meet at 7 AM at Western Bagel in the "Big Kmart" parking lot, corner of Valencia Blvd. and San Fernando Rd. (exit either I-5 or Hwy. 14, respectively). Their address is: 23170 W. Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita.Post-count meeting will be around 1 pm at Mi Casa Mexican restaurant at 24225 San Fernando Rd. (across from… read more

Lancaster Christmas Bird Count

Come out to the Antelope Valley for an exciting day searching for birds wintering in the desert!   Contact compiler Nick Freeman at: (818) 247-6172 or n mnfreeman AT earthlink.net to be placed on a team or be given an area. read more
September 18, 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. Our speaker will be Olga Clarke who will speak on Highlights of Costa Rica.  Olga Clarke, a world class birder, has led COSTA RICA BIRDING ADVENTURES natural… read more