Monthly Programs 2018

2018 Monthly Programs / Speaker Series (Category)

Feb12 2018 Program Obi Kaufman CA Field Atlas web

The California Field Atlas — Obi Kaufmann

Public · Hosted by Audubon Center at Debs Park and Los Angeles Audubon

Monday, February 12 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 N. Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, California 90031

Artist, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling book, California Field Naturalist, to Debs Park. Obi's presentation will cover the book, its unique organization and cartography, and the larger role of what he calls geographic literacy and its crucial role in the fight to defend the natural world of California. The California Field Atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories with hundreds of exquisite hand-painted maps and trail paintings..

What: Book Signing and Lecture
Special February program — books signing with Obi Kaufmann on a Monday night at Debs Park. Obi’s CALIFORNIA FIELD ATLAS is a phenomenal testimony to the natural world of Golden State unlike anything that has come before. Full of character and color, the California Field Atlas has quickly become a new classic, being hailed as a "gorgeously illustrated compendium" (Sunset Magazine) that "...will provide you with a greater appreciation for the state's ecological jewels and landmarks. Kaufmann's writing offers us hope during this trying time for conservationism and climactic pushback." (San Francisco Chronicle). Obi will be presenting the book with a short presentation and Q&A session and then offer signed copies for sale.

When: February 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles California

Parking available on site and transit nearby.

Jan102018 Program Island Recovery WEB

Seabirds on the California Islands - David Mazurkiewicz

Due to insurmountable logistical difficulties for David posed by the mudslided in Santa Barbara, the Jan. 10th public lecture has been cancelled. We'll reschedule latr this year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Please visit this webpage for updates to the 2018 Monthly Program Presentations & Speaker Series. The annual schedules are being arranged and compete details, including the locations, will be published as soon as known.

Please note: that these programs will normally take place in the theater at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park, 6300 Hetzler Rd, Culver City CA 90232. Ongoing, we propose to hold the programs in different areas so we can reach all members across the Los Angeles area at least some of the time. All are welcome, members and mon-member alike!
Start time of 7:30 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Carol Babeli This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP (optional) or volunteer to help set up chairs in advance of the program. Come early to enjoy the terrific views and birds at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park.

Following is the 2018 schedule.

Jan. 10, 2018 – Seabirds on the California Islands - David Mazurkiewicz

Feb. 14, 2018 – Hartmut Walter – Petrels and Penguins: to South Georgia and Beyond 

Mar. 14, 2018 – To Be Announced

Apr. 11, 2018 – Dan Blumstein (to confirm) — Ecotourism; see

May 9, 2018 – Pamela Yeh – The urban life of birds

June 13, 2018 – Photo Night

2017 Monthly Programs and Speaker Series