The mission of Los Angeles Audubon is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education, conservation and restoration.
Our chapter does NOT provide bird rescues, adoptions or rehabilitation. Click here for some wildlife rescue resources. Contact the California Department of Fish & Wildlife for additional questions (888) 334-2258 or contact your local animal services (311) in Los Angeles.
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 2.
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FRONT COVER: Red-necked Stint, Photo by Larry Sansone
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Shorebird Identification Workshop 2015 with Jon Dunn
- Birds of the Season—June 2015
- Trip Report—Southern Sierra and Kern River Valley Trip Report
- INTERPRETING NATURE: LAAS's Education Division Continues to Diversify and Grow.
- LAAS's College Interns at Kenneth Hahn
- Our Future Conservationists
- Cavity Conservation
- How can we enjoy birds and nature if it's unhealthy to breathe the air outside?
- Bills moving through State Capitol could help California birds survive the challenges of global warming
- Margot Griswold, President—Los Angeles Audubon
We hope you enjoy this article published in the May/June 2015 issue of Principle Magazine. It was co-authored by LA Audubon's, Brad Rumble, Director-at-Large.
RAISING THE BAR: URBAN OASIS YIELDS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Los Angeles Audubon's “OPEN WETLANDS” AT BALLONA
1st Saturday each Month (except July 4th, 2015)
Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Los Angeles Audubon Society will host their 1st Sat. of the month “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!
Please note there will NOT be a 1st Sat. walk to Ballona Wetlands on July 4th, Have a fun and safe holiday!
Los Angeles Audubon Society is grateful to the California State Parks Foundation for its generous contribution to our outdoor education program at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. This on-going program has served thousands of urban students, providing a much needed connection to the great outdoors and nature.
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. 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 and/or interested in reducing their carbon footprint by birding relatively close to home. . . .
Field Trips with Los Angeles Audubon
Owens Valley, Photo by Mary Freeman
LAAS field trip destinations are a bit further afield than our regularly scheduled bird walks. Click here for local bird walks.
Please keep reading for updated listings with instructions on how to sign-up, participation limits and applicable fees.
Q. I searched online and found a street address for Los Angeles Audubon Bookstore. When I visited the address, I did not find LA Audubon Society or the bookstore, only an empty building with a sign that says "AUDUBON HOUSE". Where is the bookstore currently located and what are the hours?
Ornithology Frequently Asked Questions | NHM.org
I found a sick / injured / orphaned bird; what should I do?
Only licensed rehabilitators may possess and care for sick, injured, or orphaned native birds. . .
When Birds Hit Windows
Every backyard birder has heard the resounding thud of a bird striking a window, and even with the best preventative measures to help birds see and avoid the glass, impacts are inevitable. But when a bird strikes a window, what can be done to help it recover?
July 24, 2014
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology-Question of the Week
Q. I’m seeing fewer birds in my yard. Is something affecting their populations? ...
Watching how a bird acts, eats or flys, helps you learn to identify birds. One of the main skills to be acquired by the birder is learning to watch how a bird acts and to recognize certain behaviors.
There is a most informative online guide by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In the section All About Birds you will find information to develop birding skills by learning the birding basics.
Hey everyone! Here's a small story from LAUSD's TV station KLCS which promotes LAAS nicely. The reporter was there for our Conservation Art Show this past spring. http://vimeo.com/102168756