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 September 3.
One of Los Angeles Audubon's long-time members, Wes Craven, has died. Please visit the following link to read more about this talented director, writer and bird-lover. He will certainly be missed.
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Print your own copy of this helpful checklist of the Birds of Los Angeles County.
Published by Los Angeles Audubon Society. Prepared by: Kimball L. Garrett and Mike San Miguel, July 2006.
FRONT COVER PHOTO: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl, by Mary Freeman
Ballona Wetlands Wildlife, Photo by Leslie Davidson
1st Saturday each Month "Open Wetlands at Ballona Salt Marsh"
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. . . .
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.
Birding Alaska: Young Birder of the Year 2015, Dessi Sieburth, presents his Alaska Birding trip 2015
Please support Los Angeles Audubon with your donations and memberships. The donate buttons on this website link to PayPal, a secure and simple online way to support the chapter and build our membership.
Here is a great opportunity to support young environmentalists in Los Angeles!
A local foundation has offered to match dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) all donations Los Angeles Audubon receives before September 1, 2015. This match funding challenge will help to support Los Angeles Audubon's Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Internship and Restoration Leadership program that offers underserved high school students leadership skills in environmental stewardship and a pathway to higher education and career development.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Question of the Week
Q. I’m seeing fewer birds in my yard. Is something affecting their populations? ...
'Fastest Things on Wings' is the soaring tale of a hummingbird rehabber
June 25, 2015
By DEAN KUIPERS
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