With more than 50 events taking place throughout Los Angeles County, there’s something for everyone!

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Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am Malibu Lagoon
SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. NEXT DATES ARE APR. 23rd And MAY 28th. FREE! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available[...]
May 6 all-day Madrona Marsh Preserve
Bird Walk Starts at 8:30am – Meet at the Nature Center. The leader will be Dinuk Magammana Come discover the beautiful birds at Madrona Marsh Preserve. Take a leisurely with an experienced birder and learn about various types of birds including water birds, raptors, and song birds. All ages and experience levels are welcome. If[...]
May 6 all-day Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, a 86-acre California native plant garden in Claremont, joins Bird LA Day with a bird walk at 8:00 a.m. followed by displays and information for families from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Find out what makes a bird a bird and how bird beaks and feet make them successful survivors[...]
May 6 all-day International Bird Rescue
Come tour International Bird Rescue’s wildlife hospital and learn how the team rehabilitates sick and injured sea birds! For 45 years, International Bird Rescue has been dedicated to mitigating the effects of human impact on sea birds and other aquatic species world wide. Not only is Bird Rescue a leader in oil spill response, but[...]
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am Hahamongna Watershed Park
This monthly bird walk is for birders of all ages and experience. A good variety of birds should be in residence. Bring binoculars, birding guide, water and wear walking shoes. No dogs. Exit the north 210 at Berkshire and make a right, then a left at Oak Grove. The Hahamongna Watershed Park entrance is on[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Audubon Center at Debs Park
Join Audubon Center at Debs Park for a bird-filled day of fun! We have something for everyone! -8AM-10AM Earlybird Birdcount -10AM Breakfast -10AM-2PM Art Activities, including Bird Calligraphy, Origami, Bird Hats, Birdhouses, and Nature Drawing -11 AM Bird-Friendly garden tour of Los Nogales Nursery -1 PM Lunch, provided by Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council -2:30 Wild[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am Join FoGP for a Walk in Griffith Park
The group will meet just behind Trails Cafe at 8 AM, and will then walk across the roadway into the Fern Dell area. Our hike leader, Don White, will move the group up the hill toward the Observatory with stops along the route to point out various bird and flora species in the area. This[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Castaic Lake
Castaic Lake Bird Walk 8:00 a.m. Directions: Take closest freeway to I-5 North and exit at Parker Road. Turn right and proceed to stop sign (Castaic Road), proceed to next stop sign (Lake Hughes Road), proceed to next stop sign (Castaic Lake Drive) and turn right. Entrance to the park is on the right. Parking[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Hansen Dam
Hansen Dam Bird Walk 8:00 a.m. Directions: Take Osborne exit from Golden State Freeway (5). Go northeast about 2 miles passing Glenoaks Blvd. Turn right on Dronfield to enter the park. Turn right at the end of Dronfield and then take a quick left and proceed downhill to the large parking lot. For information call[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
Join expert local birder Alex Coffey for a morning bird walk on Theodore Payne grounds in La Tuna Canyon in the Verdugo Mountains, a spot where more than 50 different species of birds have been sighted. Bring your hat, water and binoculars. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended. No experience necessary; adults and children[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am HANSEN DAM RECREATION CENTER SPORTS COMPLEX
Celebrate Bird L.A. Day by joining NHMLA Ornithologist Kimball Garrett for an easy walk through the bird-rich riparian, wetland and scrub habitats at Hansen Dam in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Nearly 300 bird species have been recorded in the Hansen Dam Basin, along the Los Angeles River tributary of Tujunga Creek. This is one[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Bird Walk 8:00 a.m. 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[...]
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am King Gillette Ranch- Santa Monica Mountains Inter-agency Visitor Center
Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ballona Wetlands - salt water marsh
Great family event! Bird walk and exploration of the wetlands – binoculars, microscopes, and spotting scopes on site for public use. Enter through the gate located in the northeast corner of the parking lot behind Alkawater/Gordon’s Market, in the 300 block of Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey.
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Descanso Gardens
Bird LA Day at Descanso Gardens Activities are free with admission. General admission rates apply unless noted. 9:00am Special Admission for Birders Free Admission for Birders at 9am with advance ticket reservation. Limited tickets available. Tickets available on a first come-first served basis. Tickets must be reserved in advance online at https://68138.blackbaudhosting.com/68138/Bird-LA-Day. Bird Walk with[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am El Dorado Nature Center
Join walk leader Mary Parsell at El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, from 9am to 10:30am on Bird LA Day in search of birds and butterflies. Walk includes use of bird ID field guides, bring binoculars if you have them, we’ll have a pair or two to loan. Beginners are encouraged[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Theodore Payne Foundation
A special First Saturday that focuses on native plants and birds! As you learn how to maintain a bird-friendly landscape, you’ll join the Theodore Payne Foundation family of volunteers to improve and care for our gardens. Bring hat, gloves, knee pads and other tools for personal use. TPF provides other tools, as well as refreshments![...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am The G2 Gallery
Bird LA Day and The G2 Gallery Present: Bird Yoga at The G2 Gallery with yoga instructor David Ezekiel Schlais Celebrate Bird LA Day at the renowned G2 Gallery with a gentle yoga flow set to bird soundscapes. The class will feature a light, easy flow to warm up the body before moving into restorative[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Descanso Gardens
Descanso Gardens Bird Observation Station 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Descanso Gardens is a beautiful botanical delight which is excellent for seeing birds, plants and butterflies. The Descanso Gardens Guild will be conducting a Bird Walk at 8:00 a.m. on BirdLA Day (see their posting). San Fernando Valley Audubon will provide docents at the Bird[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Wendy Trailhead at Rancho Sierra Vista
Our talented environmental educators will lead fun, educational activities to transform your friends and family into birders. You will play games, go on a guided hike, look for birds with provided binoculars, and learn to identify our feathered friends that live in the Santa Monica Mountains. This is a family-friendly program great for kids of[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am MacArthur Park
MacArthur Park bird walk – 9 to 10 a.m. Bird walk around the lake to view an amazing array of birds and waterfowl. Program will be held in both English and Spanish, and beginning birders encouraged. Meet at the northwest corner of 7th and Alvarado at 9:00 am.
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Stocker Trail bird walk
Check out the new trailhead connection to Kenneth Hahn – Stocker Corridor Trail is the easternmost segment of the Park to Playa Trail, a 13-mile regional trail that connects the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. The Stocker Corridor Trail parallels Stocker Street with immediate connections to Norman O. Houston Park and Kenneth Hahn[...]
May 6 @ 9:30 am Ballona Freshwater Marsh, Corner of Jefferson Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd.
This special tour will take place at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh and will include the public trail as well as the “off-limits” maintenance trail behind the fence. The tour will last about an hour and a half and binoculars will be provided. Morning Tour- 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Led by Neysa Frechette, Friends of[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Angeles Zoo
Learn some birding basics at the Bird L.A. Day Education Station that is part of the L.A. Zoo’s Wild for the Planet celebration!
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
Drop in between noon and 2:00pm to fold your own origami birds! You’ll create different kinds of birds, guided by PincelBox origami artists Polina Herrera and Kerrin Elise Piche. All ages welcome. No experience necessary, and all materials provided. This event is free, but RSVPs are appreciated. Workshop presented by www.pincelbox.com. Photo: Kerrin Elise Piche
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Veda Yoga
Celebrate Bird LA Day at Veda Yoga with a meditative yoga sequence set to bird soundscapes. 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 various bird songs. Instructor David Ezekiel Schlais[...]
May 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Norton Simon Museum
Celebrate Bird Day by identifying various kinds of birds in the Museum’s collections. If you look closely at Roelandt Savery’s “Landscape with Ruins and Animals,” how many birds can you find? How about in Frans Snyders’s “Still Life with Fruit and Vegetables”? There is also Garuda, a part-bird, part-human Hindu deity. Can you find him[...]
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm L.A. Airport Marriott - Washington Room
Join CA educators at “Nature: An Out of Classroom Experience”, as we celebrate Bird LA Day with ideas on outdoor learning, making nature journals and birding around the Marriott.
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
In the Theodore Payne Gallery – Attend the opening of a new exhibition, The Gottlieb Native Garden: Photographs by Susan Gottlieb from her gorgeous book “The Gottlieb Native Garden: A California Love Story.” Artist reception from 2:00-4:00pm, with artist talk at 3:00pm. Refreshments will be served. RSVP requested.
May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
LOCATION: IoES, La Kretz Building, 3rd Floor Terrace 3:30-4:00 Public talk by Professor Ursula K. Heise about the birds of Los Angeles 4:15-6:00 plein air birds of LA painting workshop with Cole James (RSVP required, free tickets; lensbirdladay.eventbrite.com) L.A.-based artist Cole James will lead participants in a plein air painting workshop, inspired by the birds[...]