Bird LA Day Events Calendar 2018-02-10T11:44:53+00:00

With so many events taking place throughout Los Angeles County, there’s something for everyone!

Downtown/Central LA

Eastside

Westside

Valley and Parts North

South Bay

May
5
Sat
‘Call of the Wild’ Art Exhibition Artist’s Reception @ San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
'Call of the Wild' Art Exhibition  Artist's Reception @ San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center

The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center invites artists and photographers to explore their artistic relationship with flora and fauna in nature. Think of natural elements and anything from insects to birds to majestic animals. Show your appreciation of wildlife near and far. The exhibition will be on display from May 1 through May 28, 2018, with Artist’s Reception on may 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Board of Directors of the SFVACC is thrilled to have this exhibition running during the BirdLA Day festivities.

The exhibit is open for entries through April 5, 2018 through Online Juried Shows – for more information, the prospectus, and entry please visit www.onlinejuriedshows.com

May
12
Sat
Diamond Bar BirdBlitz @ Summitridge Park
May 12 all-day
Diamond Bar BirdBlitz @ Summitridge Park

Please join us for the first ever citywide census of birdlife and natural history of Diamond Bar, a community in the east San Gabriel Valley.

Natural History Museum Gallery Exploration Tour @ Natural History Museum of L.A. County
May 12 all-day

Guided 30-45 min tour focused on our bird hall, local bird research and conservation stories, and our museum’s role in bird research.

Bird LA Day at the LA County Arboretum with Pasadena Audubon Society @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird LA Day at the LA County Arboretum with Pasadena Audubon Society @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

This fun and easy walk is for birders of all ages and experience levels. Meet on the steps leading to the entrance of the Arboretum. Admission for the walk has been waived today for Bird LA Day!

Bird LA Day Fern Dell/Griffith Park @ Fern Dell Bird Walk
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird LA Day Fern Dell/Griffith Park @ Fern Dell Bird Walk

The hike begins behind Trails Café in beautiful Fern Dell and will end up below the Observatory.

Botanical Birding for Citizen Science and Academic Research @ UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Botanical Birding for Citizen Science and Academic Research @ UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Join graduate students Andy Kleinhesselink, Samuel Bressler, and the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden staff for a morning of birding in our 7.5 acre urban oasis in Westwood! We’ll start off at the Nest Outdoor Classroom with coffee and snacks, followed by some demonstrations about how the garden is used for ornithological scientific research and how citizen scientists like you can contribute birding observations with phone-based apps. See you there!

Breakfast with the Birds at Ballona! @ Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast with the Birds at Ballona! @ Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

Join us for a special Beginner Birding workshop! Registration Required. Learn to how to identify common birds in the Ballona Wetlands and Los Angeles. Snacks and coffee provided during workshop followed by a bird walk through the wetlands and sand dunes. Binoculars will be provided. Sandy trails with hills, 1.5+ mile hike. Recommended for ages 12+ and Adults.

Los Angeles Zoo Member Bird Walk @ Los Angeles Zoo
May 12 @ 8:00 am
Los Angeles Zoo Member Bird Walk @ Los Angeles Zoo

Bird L.A. Day spotlights our wild bird populations with birding activities throughout Los Angeles! Los Angeles Zoo members are invited to participate by joining our knowledgeable docents for an early morning bird walk on Zoo grounds—home to a dazzling array of local birds and migratory guests.

Moore Laboratory of Zoology Bird Walk & Collection Tour @ Moore Laboratory of Zoology, Occidental College
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Moore Laboratory of Zoology Bird Walk & Collection Tour @ Moore Laboratory of Zoology, Occidental College

Join the Moore Laboratory of Zoology for a morning of campus birding followed by a collection and lab tour. Meet us at the fountain near the main entrance located on Alumni Drive at 8:00 a.m. The collection and lab tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Moore Lab on Bird Road. Coffee and light refreshments will be served after our bird walk.

Placerita Canyon Bird Walk @ Placerita Canyon
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Placerita Canyon Bird Walk @ Placerita Canyon

Directions: Take the 405 or 5 Freeway north to the 14 Freeway. Exit the 14 at Placerita Canyon. Turn right at the end of the off ramp and continue about 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Turn right and park at the Nature Center. For more information, call the Nature Center at (661) 259-7721.

Rising from the Ashes: BirdBlitz at Headwaters Corner after the Old Fire @ Headwaters Corner
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Rising from the Ashes: BirdBlitz at Headwaters Corner after the Old Fire @ Headwaters Corner

*RSVP REQUIRED*

Help Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) understand the impact of the devasting 2016 Old Fire on our local bird community. In collaboration with Bird LA Day, Join MRT staff on a guided walk of our property where we will use pre-fire bird lists to look at the impact of fire events on the locals birds of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Please arrive at Headwaters Corner at 8 am ready to bird! Some parking available at Headwaters Corner and additional street parking with walking required on Old Topanga Canyon Rd (3871 Old Topanga Canyon Rd). We will provide field notebooks but please come prepared with binoculars, comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, hiking clothes, a hat/sunglasses, plenty of water, and your favorite bird guide! Space is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP. No previous experience birding is required to RSVP for the event but a general knowlege of the birds of Southern California will make this a more successful outing.

Pre-fire bird lists will be emailed out prior to the event. We will document our findings using the online citizen science platform eBird created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Participants will be trained to use this software before heading out on the hike. All photos of the event should include the hashtags #BirdLADay and #BirdsofMRT.

Additional questions about the event can be sent to:
volunteer@mountainstrust.org

or by phone at:
(818)591-1701

Please visit our website for more volunteer opportunities with Mountains Restoration Trust

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reservea
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reservea

SEPULVEDA BASIN BIRD WALK

Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd. Go west about one-half mile to Woodley Avenue and turn right (north). Travel about one-half mile to the second possible right turn (at sign for the Water Reclamation Plant and Japanese Garden). Turn right and go east about one-half mile to Wildlife Area parking at the end of the road.

Bird LA Day – Los Angeles Audubon at Playa Del Rey Lagoon @ Meet at Del Rey Lagoon
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Bird LA Day - Los Angeles Audubon at Playa Del Rey Lagoon @ Meet at Del Rey Lagoon

Walk with Los Angeles Audubon around the Del Rey Lagoon and surrounding areas to view an amazing variety of water fowl, shorebirds and other birds and wildlife.

Bird LA Day at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden @ Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird LA Day at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden @ Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Included with Garden admission: Guided bird walk at 8:00 a.m. Family-friendly discovery stations all about birds 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Stay and explore the 86-acre Garden on your own. Garden closes at 5 p.m. Picinic area. Free parking.

Bird walk with LA Audubon at Stocker Trail head Kenneth Hahn Park @ Stocker Corridor Trail Head
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird walk with LA Audubon at Stocker Trail head Kenneth Hahn Park @ Stocker Corridor Trail Head

Bird walk with Los Angeles Audubon along the Stocker Trail head area near Reuben Ingold Park and the southeast corner of Kenneth Hahn Park. Meet in the small parking lot at Overhill/Stocker/South LaBrea intersection.

Bird Yoga in Beverly Hills @ The Gottlieb Native Garden
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Yoga in Beverly Hills @ The Gottlieb Native Garden

Bird LA Day and the Gottlieb Native Garden present Bird Yoga with yoga instructor David Ezekiel Schlais.

Space is limited.
Please RSVP.  Attendees must register to reserve their spot and receive address.

Celebrate Bird L.A. Day at the renowned Gottlieb Native Garden in Beverly Hills with a gentle yoga flow that overlooks a beautiful native garden and natural canyon. You will join the hundreds of hummingbirds, other native birds and a plethora of species that frequent this beautiful native garden. The class will feature a light, easy flow to warm up the body before moving into restorative yin poses. Class will end with a brief meditation to focus on the melodic vibrations of the native plants and animal sounds of the garden.

Instructor David Ezekiel Schlais has taught yoga and meditation throughout Los Angeles since 2011 and is 300-RYS certified through trainings with Rod Stryker, Travis Eliot and Rudy Mettia. David also serves as the Head of Strategic Initiatives for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Bring a mat, water and something comfortable to sit on – a blanket or pillow will work. The event is covered but outdoors so please dress appropriately.

Children and Family Guided Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Children and Family Guided Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Family bird-walk for children of all ages. Loaner Binoculars available. At end of walk, birds seen checklist review and snacks.
Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd. Go west about 1/2 mile to the first possible right turn, Woodley Ave. Turn north (right) on Woodley. Travel about 1/2 mile to the second possible right turn (at sign for the Water Reclamation Plant and Japanese Garden). Turn and go east about 1/2 mile to Wildlife Area parking at the end of the road. Look for people with binoculars.

Discover the Birds of Surfrider Beach @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Discover the Birds of Surfrider Beach @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Fun, casual discovery of the Lagoon and the beach. Surfers love birds too! Site of the rare, threatened Western Snowy Plover.

Echo Park Lake – Bird Walk @ Echo Park Lake
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Echo Park Lake - Bird Walk @ Echo Park Lake

View the many species of birds found around this lovely urban lake. Meet at the benches north of the fountain. All are welcome.
Spanish translation available

Backyard Birding with Native Plants Workshop with Steve Gerischer @ Theodore Payne Foundation
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Birding with Native Plants Workshop with Steve Gerischer @ Theodore Payne Foundation

This free class — held outdoors under the pergola and in our demonstration gardens — discusses how to attract and support birds in your own backyard, including which native plants provide food, shelter, and nesting sites and materials. You’ll learn about some beautiful California plants and see some local birds! Bring your hat, water bottle, and binoculars! All ages welcome. This workshop is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.

Steve Gerischer is a landscape designer (Larkspur Landscape Design), president of the Southern California Horticultural Society, a plant nerd, and a lifelong gardener and birder. He’ll be bringing his spotting scope for close-up viewing of birds at TPF!

Image of Allen’s hummingbird on Salvia courtesy of Madena Asbell.