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January 2017

AngelFest Update!

By | January 20th, 2017|Audubon, Birding Hotspot|

The promoters of AngelFest, the proposed 3-day Music Festival for Woodley Park in the Sepulveda Basin, have been quiet for some time now and have very likely given up the fight.  Public pressure against this festival was clearly the one obstacle they couldn't get past.  Congratulations to everyone involved in this struggle, especially the San [...]

November 2016

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Long Beach

By | November 21st, 2016|Birding Hotspot, Rare Bird|

A very cooperative (and great looking) Sharp-tailed Sandpiper is still present in the Los Angeles River at the Willow Street crossing. Initially found by Bob Schallmann on November 11th, the bird has now been here for nine days.  This would be only the third well documented L.A. County record (1976, 1982, 2016) for this [...]

Scaly-breasted Munias are becoming a common sight in some areas of L.A.

By | November 9th, 2016|Backyard Birds|

Normally found in grassy areas along the L.A. River, finding scaly-breasted munia in the Gottlieb Native Garden was a nice surprise. They are known to wander post breeding season, and during this time will occasionally end-up at wild bird feeders. This was the first time seeing them here. The scaly-breasted munia (also known as nutmeg mannikin or [...]

October 2015

Check out the Vaux’s Swifts in downtown LA tonight!

By | October 10th, 2015|Audubon, Bird Walk, Cool Event|

Our friends at the National Park Service and Los Angeles Audubon Society are hosting a viewing of Vaux’s Swifts in downtown Los Angeles at the Ace Hotel (929 S. Broadway) tonight at dusk. Hopefully the birds will be on hand. Between 4 and 7 pm at the rooftop bar. Park Ranger Anthony Bevilacqua will [...]

May 2015

Natural History Museum a main stop on your Bird LA Day

By | May 10th, 2015|Arts and Nature, Bird LA Day, Bird Walk, Cool Event|

One of the best places to celebrate Bird LA Day tomorrow is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, which will be hosting events all day long. To start off the day, the museum is hosting beginner bird walks at 8 and 10 a.m. (These are both full and no longer accepting registration). [...]

March 2014

Los Angeles leads all U.S. counties in nationwide bird count

By | March 21st, 2014|Audubon, Birding Hotspot|

This town known for the movie business, freeways and surfing may need to add another one to the list: birdwatching. With the recent release of data from February’s Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide birding event, comes news that Los Angeles led all United States counties in the number of reports and species. During [...]