With more than 50 events taking place throughout Los Angeles County, there’s something for everyone!
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.
Join Audubon Center at Debs Park for a bird-filled day of fun!
We have something for everyone!
-8AM-10AM Earlybird Birdcount
-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 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.
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.
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 Observation Station, overlooking the Lake, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to view the birds there and answer your bird & birding questions. Children activities are planned. All are welcome. Regular ticket prices are in effect, but allow for early entrance to the public on Bird LA Day.
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 in the Asian art galleries? Admire these birds and make a mixed-media nest for a feathered friend.
The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is hosting a local event in conjunction with Bird Day LA on May 7th at the Rosemont Preserve! This weekend will be a great opportunity to welcome new visitors to the Rosemont Preserve, and introduce them to our ongoing work to preserve natural lands.
Native plant identification
Wilderness survival skill instruction
Camera trapper Johanna Turner
Theodore Payne Foundation
Pasadena Audubon Society
Join a positive and meaningful outdoor experience, and connect with fellow Californians and local organizations working to promote outdoor activities and their associated benefits.
***The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park located at 5107 Rosemont Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214***