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Los Angeles Audubon is a 501( c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through environmental education, conservation and habitat restoration. An important strategic goal is to provide after-school environmental education targeting under-served youth and their communities in the urban core. The bird walks are free - but you can help support our youth education programs and conservation work by becoming a member. We hope that you will become a member and we invite you to participate in our volunteer restoration work and other events that you will find posted on our website.

Member levels start at $25.00 - Thank you for your contribution! http://losangelesaudubon.org/index.php/donations

Monthly Bird Walks with Los Angeles Audubon. Join experienced bird walk leaders who will help you explore the varied habitat in and around the greater Los Angeles Area. All are welcome, but no pets or small children, please. Appropriate for young bird watchers age 6 years and older. Enjoy woodland nature areas, parklands and lakes, natural coastal scrub habitat and saltwater marshes. Binoculars are provided on many of the walks. Bird walks are geared for the beginner/intermediate birders looking for an introduction to local birds. LAAS bird walks and field trips delve into identification, natural histories and interactions observed in the field. Binoculars are provided on some walks as noted below. For more information on Los Angeles Audubon, special events, field trips, and our community programs visit our website: www.laaudubon.org

Mark your calendars for these monthly walks:

1st Sunday of the month Topanga State Park, Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2nd Sunday of the month Franklin Canyon / Sooky Goldman Nature Center Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
3rd Saturday of the month (except July and August) Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
3rd Sunday of the month (except for December) Ballona Wetlands Time, 8:00 a.m. - Noon

For further birdwalk information: www.laaudubon.org, or contact Eleanor Osgood at birdwalks@laaudubon.org or call (310) 839-5420. Bird walks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place. Carpooling is encouraged: If you wish to share your name and contact information on a carpool list for bird walks, call (323) 876-0202 or email membership@laaudubon.org. Please provide: name, daytime telephone, event day telephone, and the date/destination of the birdwalk. Leave a message on the answering machine. Join us for a beautiful walk and enjoy the birds!

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Ballona Wetlands - Open Wetlands day

Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

LOS ANGELES AUDUBON’S “OPEN WETLANDS” AT BALLONA The first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon, the Los Angeles Audubon Society will host an “Open Wetlands” event at the Ballona Salt Marsh. Binoculars will be available to borrow, and volunteers will help visitors view aquatic invertebrates through microscopes, learn about the unique ecosystems found at Ballona, and view birds through powerful spotting scopes along Ballona Creek. Please drop-in! Enter through the gate located in the northeast corner of the parking lot behind Alkawater/Gordon’s Market, in the 300 block of Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey. No baby strollers please. No pets. Please contact Cindy Hardin at [masked] or call (310)[masked] if you have any questions. To support this program, please consider making a donation to Los Angeles Audubon: http://losangelesaudubon.org/donate Thank you!

Topanga Canyon bird walks with LA Audubon

Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park Birdwalk 1st Sunday of every month Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Leaders: Ken Wheeland and Chris Tosdevin Ken and Chris will lead participants through this beautiful and diverse coastal mountain area. This is an ideal trip for a beginning birder or someone new to the area. . . Directions: From Ventura Blvd, take Topanga Canyon Blvd 7 miles S. Turn E uphill on Entrada Rd. Follow the signs and turn left into Trippet Ranch parking lot. From Pacific Coast Hwy, take Topanga Canyon Blvd. 5 miles to Entrada Rd. There is a parking fee, or park on Entrada Rd for free. Meet in lower level parking area near the bathrooms. Contacts: Ken: (310)[masked], [masked]; Chris: (310)[masked]. Bird Walks are geared for the beginner/intermediate birders looking for an introduction to local birds and/or interested in reducing their carbon footprint by birding relatively close to home. LAAS bird walks and field trips delve into identification, natural histories and interactions observed in the field. All are welcome on either event, but no pets or small children please. Appropriate for young bird watchers age 6 years and older. For further information contact Eleanor Osgood at [masked] , or call (310)[masked]. Birdwalks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place. ATTN: Photographers - Kindly keep a distance from the birds, so that all can enjoy viewing them. Aggressive photography will scare off the birds. Carpooling: Carpooling is encouraged! If you wish to share your name and contact information on a carpool list for any "no sign-up required" events, call (323)[masked]. Leave your complete contact information including the date and destination of the event on the answering machine if there is no answer. Los Angeles Audubon is a 501( c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through environmental education, conservation and habitat restoration. An important strategic goal is to provide after-school environmental education targeting under-served youth and their communities in the urban core. The bird walks are free - but you can help support our youth education programs and conservation work by becoming a member. We hope that you will become a member and we invite you to participate in our volunteer restoration work and other events that you will find posted on our website. Member levels start at $25.00 - Please consider making a donation to support these programs: http://losangelesaudubon.org/donate Thank you for your contribution!

Franklin Canyon bird walks with LA Audubon

Franklin Canyon

Upper Franklin Canyon Bird Walk Join us as we take a casual walk around the ponds and trails of this urban oak woodland nature preserve. . . Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills 2nd Sunday of each month Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Leader: Eleanor Osgood Join us as we take a casual walk around the ponds and trails of this urban oak woodland nature preserve. It is spring and we are likely to see the resident Wood Ducks and as well chaparral bird species such as California Quail, Common Raven, Red-shouldered Hawk, Spotted and California Towhees and California Thrasher engaging in nesting activities. We will look for migrants such as flycatchers, vireos, warblers and orioles some of which will be staying in Franklin Canyon to nest. Directions: From the 101 Freeway, follow Coldwater Canyon Blvd. south for several miles to the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive (traffic signal). Make a 90 degree right turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. There is no sign indicating the entrance to the park; the turn at Franklin Canyon Road reads “Road Closed 800 Feet” and “Sunrise to Sunset”-- this is the park entrance; do not make a U-turn as this will take you onto Mulholland Drive instead of Franklin Canyon. Take Franklin Canyon Dr. down to park entrance, turn at first left into the parking lot. From Sunset Blvd: go north on N. Beverly Drive to Coldwater Canyon Dr to Mulholland Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Drive. At the next traffic signal, make a left turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. continue to first parking lot on the left. If lost the morning of the walk, call (424)[masked] between 8:00-9:00 a.m. Special Notice: This park has a photo stop sign enforcement policy - you will get a $100 ticket if you do not stop completely at the stop signs within the park! (I learned the hard way) These cameras are actively being used and are separate from the discontinued LA traffic cameras. Bird Walks are geared for the beginner/intermediate birders looking for an introduction to local birds and/or interested in reducing their carbon footprint by birding relatively close to home. Both LAAS birdwalks and field trips delve into identification, natural histories and interactions observed in the field. All are welcome on either event, but no pets or small children please. Appropriate for young bird watchers age 6 years and older. For further information contact Eleanor Osgood at: [masked] or call (310)[masked]. Birdwalks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place. ATTN: Photographers - Kindly keep a distance from the birds, so that all can enjoy viewing them. Aggressive photography will scare off the birds. Save the Earth and Carpool! Call (323)[masked] to provide your contact information to be shared with others interested in this birdwalk. Los Angeles Audubon is a 501( c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through environmental education, conservation and habitat restoration. An important strategic goal is to provide after-school environmental education targeting under-served youth and their communities in the urban core. The bird walks are free - but you can help support our youth education programs and conservation work by becoming a member. We hope that you will become a member and we invite you to participate in our volunteer restoration work and other events that you will find posted on our website. Member levels start at $25.00 - Thank you for your contribution! http://losangelesaudubon.org/donate

Kenneth Hahn State Rec. Area bird walks with LA Audubon

Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area

Bird walk at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area (in Baldwin Hills - 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles 90056) 3rd Saturday of the month (Except July & August) Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Leaders: Eric and Ann Brooks; Eleanor Osgood This trip covers landscaped parkland, a man-made lake and natural coastal scrub habitats within the Baldwin Hills. We are likely to see many of the resident birds such as Black and Say’s Phoebes, Cassin Kingbirds, California and Spotted Towhee, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk. We will also look for wintering birds such as Merlin, Rufous-crowned, White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows. Binoculars provided. Directions: The park entrance is off of La Cienega Blvd. between Rodeo Rd. and Stocker St. After passing the entrance kiosk ($6.00 parking fee) turn left (leading to the “Olympic Forest”) and park in the first available spaces. Bird Walks are geared for the beginner/intermediate birders looking for an introduction to local birds and/or interested in reducing their carbon footprint by birding relatively close to home. LAAS birdwalks and field trips delve into identification, natural histories and interactions observed in the field. All are welcome on either event, but no pets or small children please. Appropriate for young bird watchers age 6 years and older. For further information contact Eleanor Osgood at [masked] or call (310)[masked]. Birdwalks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place. ATTN: Photographers - Kindly keep a distance from the birds, so that all can enjoy viewing them. Aggressive photography will scare off the birds. Carpooling is encouraged! If you wish to share your name and contact information on a carpool list for any event, call (323)[masked]. Leave your complete contact information including the date and destination of the event on the answering machine if there is no answer. Los Angeles Audubon is a 501( c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through environmental education, conservation and habitat restoration. An important strategic goal is to provide after-school environmental education targeting under-served youth and their communities in the urban core. The bird walks are free - but you can help support our youth education programs and conservation work by becoming a member. We hope that you will become a member and we invite you to participate in our volunteer restoration work and other events that you will find posted on our website. Member levels start at $25.00 - Thank you for your contribution! http://losangelesaudubon.org/donate

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