With so many events taking place throughout Los Angeles County, there’s something for everyone!
Hike the trails, borrow our binoculars and tap all of your senses as you explore
the wetlands. Los Angeles Audubon docents are on hand to lead tours or grab a map and explore the education stations at your leisure.
• Ecology – learn about the tidal marsh eco-system & wildlife that thrives here
• Microscope – view aquatic invertebrates and algae samples from the Ballona Creek
• Bird Station – observe shorebirds through spotting scopes and view the tidal channel
Directions: Take Culver Blvd west to the 300 block of Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey. Enter through the Ballona Wetlands gate located in the northeast corner of the parking lot behind Alkawater/Gordon’s Market.
No pets or strollers permitted due to sensitive habitat and deep sandy terrain.
BIRD LA DAY @ UCLA
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10-2pm
Visit the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden for a unique tour of bird sounds from all over the world. As you wander through sections of the Garden representing Hawaii, Australia, South Africa, SoCal, and more, you can listen to the songs and calls of each area’s characteristic birds using our phone-based audio tour. The Garden will also host a presentation about some of UCLA’s groundbreaking bird research, including the Bird Genoscape Project and the Center for Tropical Research.
When you arrive at the Garden, you can start your tour at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion, at the Garden’s northwest corner near Charles E. Young Drive. (For more information on the Garden’s location, visit this site: https://www.botgard.ucla.edu/plan-your-visit/)
Note: You can access the audio tour on your phone. Headphones recommended!
UCLA Bird LA Day organizers: Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) | Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden | Bird Genoscape Project | Center for Tropical Research
Los Angeles Audubon bird walk and info table. Norman O. Houston Park is part of the new Park to Playa Trail. Located between Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and the County of Los Angeles’ Rueben Ingold Park, Norman O. Houston Park Trails provides some alternative routes for trail users to modify the length of their outing.
From the 405 southbound, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit and continue east and turn right onto West Slauson Avenue.
From the 405 northbound, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit east and turn right on West Slauson Avenue. Turn left on La Cienega Boulevard, then right on Stocker Street, followed by a left onto La Brea Avenue. Parking is available at Norman O. Houston Park.