History of Los Angeles Audubon Society

The Los Angeles Audubon Society: The First Thirty Years, Part 1 of 3

By Glenn Cunningham

This article was first published in the Western Tanager, Volume 50 Number 1 September 1983.

In May, 1907, a small circle of bird lovers began to take bird walks in the hills and canyons of Garvanza (now Highland Park).  Interest grew and numbers increased, and on March 2, 1910, the group formed the organization that was to become the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

The Los Angeles Audubon Society: The First Thirty Years, Part 2 of 3

 by Glenn Cunningham

This article was originally published in the Western Tanager, Volume 50 Number 2 October 1983

SMALL SCALE BEGINNINGS

As might be expected, the inauspicious beginnings of the Los Angeles Audubon Society were characterized by small scale activities and accomplishments. Sometimes too small: "On September 28, 1918, the first business or directors meeting of the Los Angeles Audobin (sic) Club for the year 1918-19 was called to be held at the Times Building, at 1 p.m.  As only four members were present, not constituting a quorum, the meeting was postponed."

The Los Angeles Audubon Society: The First Thirty Years, Part 3 of 3

By Glenn Cunningham

This article was originally published in the Western Tanager, Volume 50 Number 5 January/February 1984

CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

Current history, both local and national, including events of world importance as well as as trivia, was often reflected in the actions, announcements and correspondence reported in the Society records.

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