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.
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.