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. . . .

Both LAAS bird walks 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. Binoculars are provided on some walks as noted below. For further birdwalk information contact Eleanor Osgood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (310) 839-5420.  Bird walks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place.

If cancelled for any reason, announcements will be published on the HOME page at and on a recorded announcement at (323) 876-0202.


1st Saturday of the month, EXCEPT AUGUST
OPEN WETLANDS at Ballona, 9:00 am to Noon

Ballona-Wetlands by-Leslie-Davidson web


1st Sunday of the month
Topanga State Park, Time: 8:00 a.m.–Noon

Topanga State Park Bird Walk, 1st Sunday of the month (except July and August)  Topanga State Park  (Address: 20825 Entrada Road, Topanga, CA 90290) Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Leaders: Ken Wheeland and Chris Tosdevin


2nd Sunday of the month
Upper Franklin Canyon / Sooky Goldman Nature Center 
Time: 8:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.

Franklin Canyon Bird Walk, 2nd Sunday of the month, (Address: 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210)  Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Leader: Eleanor Osgood


3rd Saturday of the month (except July and August)
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Time: 8:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.



3rd Sunday of the month (except for December) 
Ballona Wetlands Time, 8:00 a.m.– Noon

Ballona Wetlands Bird Walk, 3rd Sunday of the month (except for December)  Ballona Wetlands Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Leaders: Bob Shanman and Friends 

SEE ALSO: Field Trips