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Apr
23
Sun
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society Malibu Lagoon Field Trips @ Malibu Lagoon
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society Malibu Lagoon Field Trips @ 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 if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

May
6
Sat
Exploring the Birds Of Madrona Marsh Preserve @ Madrona Marsh Preserve
May 6 all-day
Exploring the Birds Of Madrona Marsh Preserve @ 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 you have binoculars, please bring them.

Family Fun @ Bird LA Day! Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden @ Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
May 6 all-day
Family Fun @ Bird LA Day!  Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden @ 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 in their habitats. Measure your “wingspan” against a life-size condor banner. Visit the Wild Birds, Unlimited booth and learn how to attract birds to your backyard. Enjoy the day among wildflowers and beautiful oaks. The Bird LA Day walk and exhibit booths are included with Garden admission.

International Bird Rescue- Open House @ International Bird Rescue
May 6 all-day
International Bird Rescue- Open House @ 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 we also operate two sea bird hospitals year round! Join us on Bird LA Day for a rare chance to tour our Los Angeles Center and see our Bird Rescue team in action. We will be starting the day with a bird walk through Fort MacArthur Museum and then join the clinic staff for a chance to learn more about our local aquatic species.

This is a great day to spend with the family and appreciate the beauty of the birds around us!

Bird Rescue schedule:
8am- Bird Walk at Fort MacArthur Museum (located next to Bird Rescue)
9am- Vistor center and gift shop open
10am, 12pm, 2pm- Bird Rescue Hospital tour
11am- Visitor Welcome- Executive Director, JD Bergeron
1pm- Blue Banded Pelican talk- Dr. Rebecca Duerr

Please note that tour space IS limited, so please get here early to sign up. Our visitor center and gift shop will be open all day with fun activities for the kids and knowledgable volunteers to talk about what we do at Bird Rescue.

Please bring snacks, water, and sunscreen to help you enjoy the day! For more information, please visit our website at www.bird-rescue.org

To get to Bird Rescue:
Use 110S
Exit Left on Gaffey St.
Turn Right on 32nd St.
Follow the signs toward Bird Rescue and the Marine Mammal Care Center

NHMLA Bird LA Day Gallery and Nature Gardens Tours @ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
May 6 all-day
NHMLA Bird LA Day Gallery and Nature Gardens Tours @ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of L.A. County Gallery Interpreter team will be offering special Bird L.A. Day-themed tours throughout the day.

Schedule:
1 pm Gallery Exploration Tour
2 pm Gallery Highlights Tour
4 pm Nature Walk

Hahamongna Bird Walk @ Hahamongna Watershed Park
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Hahamongna Bird Walk @ 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 the right at the next stop light.
Take the first left after entering Hahagmongna, and park by the ballfield.

Leader: Lance Benner

Beverly Hills Guided Hike / Intro to Birding in Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Beverly Hills Guided Hike / Intro to Birding in Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park

Learn to identify our feathered friends that live in the Santa Monica Mountains.
This is a family-friendly program great for kids of all ages (trails are not stroller friendly).
Please bring your own binoculars, water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothes, such as hats and layers. Join hike leader / birding expert Scott Logan (Wild Wings Backyard Nature), Beverly Hills PTA & Gaby Reims Alexander (Bird LA Day) for a fun day in Franklin Canyon. Hosted by Bird LA Day & Beverly Hills PTA

Bird L.A. Day at Audubon Center Debs Park @ Audubon Center at Debs Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bird L.A. Day at Audubon Center Debs Park @ 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 Bird Show, by The Nature of Wildworks

Bird LA Day / Griffith Park @ Join FoGP for a Walk in Griffith Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am
Bird LA Day / Griffith Park @ 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 is a fun, easy hiking event for kids of all ages. Be sure to bring water!

Castaic Lake Birdwalk @ Castaic Lake
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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 is in Lot 4, so make a right turn after the kiosk, then an immediate left turn into the lot, parking to the left. Leader: Roger McClure. For information, contact the staff at (661) 257-4050. Rain cancels.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and curiosity.

Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ Hansen Dam
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ 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 the Leader, Pat Bates, at (818) 425-0962 or pat.bates@sfvaudubon.org. Rain cancels.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and curiosity.

Morning Bird Walk with Alex Coffey at the Theodore Payne Foundation @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Bird Walk with Alex Coffey at the Theodore Payne Foundation @ 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 are both welcome.

Enrollment limited to 20. RSVPs are appreciated.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ HANSEN DAM RECREATION CENTER SPORTS COMPLEX
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ 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 of the best places in Los Angeles County to see sensitive riparian woodland bird species such as (Least) Bell’s Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat and Blue Grosbeak, and early May is an ideal time for those species along with a variety of migrants and year-round residents.

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Bird Walk @ 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 Garden). Turn and go east about 1/2 mile to Wildlife Area parking at the end of the road. Meet at Amphitheater. For information call Kris Ohlenkamp, Bird Walk Leader, at (818) 618-1652. Rain cancels.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and curiosity.

Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the Historic King Gillette Ranch @ King Gillette Ranch- Santa Monica Mountains Inter-agency Visitor Center
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the Historic King Gillette Ranch @ 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 pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Ballona Wetlands salt water marsh First Saturdays event @ Ballona Wetlands - salt water marsh
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ballona Wetlands salt water marsh  First Saturdays event @ 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.

Bird L.A. Day at Descanso Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bird L.A. Day at Descanso Gardens @ 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 Latino Outdoors
9:00am-10:00am | Center Circle
Join Latino Outdoors for a guided, bilingual walking tour and bird count. Learn about the many migrating and local birds found at Descanso. All experience levels and all ages are welcome. Bring your own binoculars and field journal. A bird list will be provided. No registration required.

Latino Outdoors is a unique Latino-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, Latino Outdoors focuses on expanding and amplifying the Latino experience in the outdoors; providing greater opportunities for leadership, mentorship, professional opportunities and serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. It is a space for the community to be present, share their voices, and showcase how conservation roots have been ingrained in Latino cultura for generations.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Birding Docents
9:00am-4:00pm | Oak Woodland
Descanso Gardens’ Oak Woodland includes a small lake that invites many birds to visit. The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will provide docents at the Bird Observation Station, overlooking the lake, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to identify birds & answer birding questions. No registration required.

Little Explorers
10:30 am- 11:30 am | Magnolia Lawn
Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities. Join us this month for a special bird-themed exploration in celebration of Bird LA Day. No registration required.

Visit www.descansogardens.org for more information.

Bird LA Day at El Dorado Nature Center @ El Dorado Nature Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Bird LA Day at El Dorado Nature Center @ 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 to attend. Family friendly event. Recommend bringing water, snacks, sunscreen, walking shoes. Restrooms onsite. We’ll walk the trail in the wildflower field direction. Meet at the new Nature Center Entrance. Parking $7 (or buy an annual park pass at the Nature Center Museum).

Bird LA Day First Saturday: Volunteer Day at TPF @ Theodore Payne Foundation
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird LA Day First Saturday: Volunteer Day at TPF @ 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! No experience necessary.

Bird Yoga at The G2 Gallery @ The G2 Gallery
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Bird Yoga at The G2 Gallery @ 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 yin poses. Class will end with a brief meditation to focus on the melodic vibrations of various bird songs.

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 serve as the Director of Strategy and Development 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.

Event is free, RSVP is required.

Please RSVP to https://birdyoga.eventbrite.com or (310) 452-2842.