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Join us on our monthly bird walks with LA Audubon

  • Franklin Canyon

    Sooky Goldman Nature Center at Franklin Canyon, Los Angeles, CA (map)

    34.052235 -118.243683

  • Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills (see details below)
  • 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!

    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) 839-5420. 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.

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  • Tara Tiger B.

    Is it OK if I bring my 7 year old? He's been on bird walks a few times and loves them.

    4 days ago

    • Carol B

      Hello Tara - yes absolutely, your 7 year old is welcome! The leader for this walk is Evelyn.

      4 days ago

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