Welcoming the Antelope Valley Sub-chapter to Our Website and Our Community

Excerpted from National Audubon's comments on the AV's Important Bird Area: The Joshua tree woodlands of the AV support one of the farthest-west populations of Le Conte's Thrasher in the state. The grassland bird community is most impressive in winter, when large numbers of raptors concentrate in the area. Large flocks

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You Can Help! Drones and Fighting Kites A Danger To People and Wildlife in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area

There are two very serious and pervasive problems occurring in the Sepulveda Basin Woodley Park and Wildlife Areas with illegal ‘drone’ (Unmanned Aircraft System) activity, and kite ‘fighting’, using abrasive kite line (cord). The kite line is extremely dangerous to persons, wildlife and property, not only when the fighting kites

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San Fernando Valley Audubon Society

Everyone’s talking about the Superb Owl

This Sunday Feb 7, you can see owls right here in the San Fernando Valley and they are indeed superb. For several years, a pair of Great Horned Owls have nested in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve during the winter-spring months. The pair was spotted and logged to eBird just

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled — American Robins and Cedar Waxwings Are In Town!

This is the time of year when American Robins gather into large flocks and Cedar Waxwings come South to stay warm. If you see a tight-knit flock of medium-small birds cruising around, quite likely they’re CEWAs. Follow them to their landing spot and get a special treat. The AMROs spend

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General Membership Meeting: Speaker Kris Ohlenkamp

Kris’ Topic: What it means to be a “good birder.” We all have our own definition and some may want to share theirs. Kris will be giving tips on how to locate and identify birds and his target audience will be everyone who has an interest in birds and wants

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Hansen Dam Bird Walks – 2/27/16, 3/26/16 — Meeting location changed!

Time to see some cactus wrens – note meet-up location is changed.  The walks will start at 9AM at the Gabrieleno Equestrian Park, 11126 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, California 91342.   From the 118 Eastbound to the 210 Freeway Eastbound, Exit at Osborne, Turn left, you will be on Foothill,

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SFVAS APPEALS DECISION ON THE HIDDEN CREEKS ESTATES DEVELOPMENT

The environmentally destructive Hidden Creeks Estates gated housing development proposed by a Texas land and oil field developer, Forestar Group Inc., was recently approved by an Advisory Agency of the City of Los Angeles Planning Department. The developers plan to build 188 large homes on 245 acres in a currently unincorporated

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New T-shirts for Sale!

Three new T-shirts are now available for sale.  The shirts come in three colors: Army Green (Adult sizes), Dark Teal (Ladies cut), and Indigo Blue (Adult Long Sleeve).  All three shirt styles have the “Heron Tracks” design and  come in sizes S-XXL.  Our chapter logo is imprinted in matching ink

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Family Bird Walks

Second Saturday Bird Walks For Families and Beginners   9:00 – 11:00 a.m. October through March   Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve    (FREE)   San Fernando Valley Audubon will lead bird walks for families and beginners on second Saturdays, October 2015 – March 2016.  (Saturdays Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12,

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Update on the Ecology Pond at Chatsworth Nature Preserve

As they left the August 6th public meeting with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), the SFVAS contingent and others present breathed a sigh of relief and harbored cautious optimism regarding the future of the Ecology Pond and DWP’s commitment to preserving the wildlife habitat in the

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