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Celebrate birds at the second annual Bird LA Day on May 7th, 2016!
Bird LA Day brings together people of all ages to celebrate nature in LA with a day of events revolving around, you guessed it, birds! Choose your event and join the fun! (Times for each event vary - please check the listing for more details.)
Here is the list of LA Audubon events, but be sure to browse all of the activities happening across the city today.
For a listing of all events, visit: http://www.birdladay.org (http://www.birdladay.org/)
And check out the video (in the link above) for a lovely snapshot of last year’s event.
May 7, 2016 Bird LA Day
Los Angeles Audubon events
1. Ballona Wetlands salt water marsh - First Saturdays event - 9am-noon
Bird walk and exploration of the wetlands Binoculars, microscopes, and spotting scopes on site for public use. Directions: Playa Del Rey: 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.
2. Stocker Trailhead: Bird walk - 8am - noon
Check out the new trailhead connection to Kenneth Hahn - Stocker Corridor Trail is the easternmost segment of the Park to Playa Trail, a 13-mile regional trail that connects the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. Directions: The Stocker Corridor Trail parallels Stocker Street with immediate connections to Norman O. Houston Park and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
From the 405 southbound, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit and continue east and turn right onto West Slauson Avenue. From the 405 northbound, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit east and turn right on West Slauson Avenue. Turn left on La Cienega Boulevard, then right on Stocker Street, followed by a left onto La Brea Avenue. Parking is available at Norman O. Houston Park.
3. South LA Wetlands - Bird walk - 4pm - sunset
This is a chance to see how bird-friendly habitat in the heart of the urban core can support a variety of species of birds. National Park Service will attend with their mobile unit. Bring binoculars. A 45-minute casual bird walk at South Los Angeles Wetland Park. Directions: Meet in the parking lot at E. 54th St. and Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, 90011.
4. Ballona Wetlands fresh water marsh - 9am - noon Bird walk with Friends of Ballona and Los Audubon information booth. Directions: Playa Vista: near Lincoln Blvd & Jefferson Blvd.
Historically, more than 520 different bird species have been spotted in Los Angeles County. While that’s a lot of birds, Los Angeles County also boasts an even larger number of birders. Los Angeles County recently led all counties in the number of checklists submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count, a national event that encourages people to report the birds they have seen. Bird enthusiasts here submitted 816 checklists identifying 258 different species – no other county in the country was even close.
Angelenos are encouraged to share their sightings and photos on the Bird LA Facebook page, or on Twitter using the hashtag: #BirdLADay.
About Bird LA
Bird L.A. is a project of the Audubon network in greater Los Angeles. This includes Los Angeles Audubon and other local Audubon chapters. More information is available at http://birdla.org