Field Trips

Saturday, February 24
Techniques for Better Bird Photography
Marina del Rey / Santa Monica
$40 FEE, LIMITED SIGN-UP OF 10
Your workshop host will be Christopher Taylor. During the field lab, shorebirds and gulls should highlight. Christopher will be addressing a basic approach to one of the most difficult arenas of photography. Christopher will cover different aperture, lighting and metering techniques to help make your photographs POP! Meet at the Del Rey Lagoon parking lot at 7:30 a.m. with a DSLR camera and 300mm-plus telephoto lens (required). Take the Marina Fwy (90) to Culver Blvd and turn left for a mile. Turn right on Pacific Ave. Turn into the lot on the right. After lunch, Christopher will review basic post-production Photoshop techniques, and tips to make good photos great and great photos truly eye-catching. A charged laptop with Photoshop loaded is useful but not required. Finish up 3 or 4 p.m. More details in the January newsletter.

Please register by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., providing • name(s), • cell phone number, and • e-mail address.

MAIL TO: Los Angeles Audubon, PO Box 411301, Los Angeles CA 90041-8301, a check for $40 per person. 

Sunday, February 25
Chasing Parrots in Pasadena
NO SIGN-UP, NO FEE
Leader: Larry Allen. The famous “Temple City” parrots have moved to Pasadena! Join Larry as we follow the evening flock as it gathers members and moves to roosting sites in suburban Pasadena. Possible Red-crowned, Lilac-crowned, Red-lored, and Yellow-headed Parrots and perhaps other parrot and parakeet species as well. Bring scopes if you have them. We will meet at 5:00 p.m. and bird until fully dark (about 6:30 p.m.). Meet at La Pintoresca Park at 45 E Washington Blvd. in Pasadena, at the northeast corner of Fair Oaks Ave. and Washington Blvd. Exit the 210 Freeway at Fair Oaks and proceed north about 1¼ miles. Park on the surrounding streets and gather around the small parking lot on the east side, off Raymond Ave. If you don't find the group there, look on the west side of the park. Depending on the location of the roosts, we will either walk or drive from the park.

March 24-25, 2018 Weekend

*NOTE: This date is corrected, previously posted as Mar. 17-18, 2018*
Anza-Borrego State Park
$20 LAAS MEMBER FEE / $40 FOR NON-LAAS MEMBERS, LIMITED SIGN-UP OF 20
Leader: Kurt Leuschner. Peak time for both wildflowers and Swainson’s Hawk migration! Caravan through the State Park from the Colorado Desert up to Julian, with short forays to take in the sights and the wildlife. Kurt is a professor of desert ecology, and knows all of our deserts very well. Reserve your accommodations at Hacienda del Sol, Stanlund Motel or others in Borrego Springs months early, as this is wildflower season too! Meet at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (652 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs). More details later.

TO REGISTER: Send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., providing • name(s), • cell phone number, and your • e-mail address; and • mail a check for $20 LAAS member / $40 non-LAAS fee. MAIL TO: Los Angeles Audubon, PO Box 411301, Los Angeles CA 90041-8301

Piute Ponds sunset by Mary Freeman

 

As of Fri. Dec. 15th the following field trips have space available for more participants. Follow the links for complete details on how to sign-up.

GULL STUDY WORKSHOP 2018
(http://losangelesaudubon.org/recreation/field-trips/gull-study-workshop-lecture-on-19th-field-trip-on-21st-of-january-2018)
LECTURE on 19th & FIELD TRIP on 21st of January 2018

Carrizo Plain Field Trip, Jan. 27 & 28 Weekend
(http://losangelesaudubon.org/recreation/field-trips/carrizo-plain-field-trip-jan-27-28-2018)
FEE: $20, LIMIT: 16 Max

Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
Sat., February 3 (sign-up B4 Jan 24th)
(http://losangelesaudubon.org/recreation/field-trips/seal-beach-national-wildlife-refuge-feb-3-2018-sign-up-b4-jan-24th)
LIMITED SIGN-UP REQUIRED (before Jan. 24th), NO FEE

Salton Sea South Field Trip, February 10 & 11 Weekend, 2018
(http://losangelesaudubon.org/recreation/field-trips/salton-sea-south-field-trip-february-10-11-2018)
FEE: $10, SIGN-UP REQUIRED, NO LIMIT

Techniques for Better Bird Photography, Feb. 24, 2018
(http://losangelesaudubon.org/recreation/field-trips/techniques-for-better-bird-photography-feb-24-2018)
Marina del Rey / Santa Monica
$40 FEE, LIMITED SIGN-UP OF 10

Anza-Borrego State Park, March 24-25, 2018 Weekend
(http://losangelesaudubon.org/recreation/field-trips/anza-borrego-state-park-march-17-18-weekend)
$20 LAAS MEMBER FEE / $40 FOR NON-LAAS MEMBERS, LIMITED SIGN-UP OF 20

January – February 2018
Western Tanager Field Trip Listings

By Nick Freeman

Audubon Tejon Docent Training Jan 27 & Feb 24, 2018

Hello Audubon Supporters,

We are happy to announce two orientation/training dates for volunteers with the new Tejon Conservancy birding docent program. Our goal in the first year is to pair up Audubon guides with veteran Tejon docents for birding tours in 2018, and in 2019 for Audubon guides to develop the ability to take a lead on Tejon birding tours, helping set a schedule of visits for their chapters with the Conservancy.

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