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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
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

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 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.

Stocker Trail bird walk @ Stocker Trail bird walk
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stocker Trail bird walk @ 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 State Recreation Area. 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.

Bird LA Day Special Morning Tour at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh @ Ballona Freshwater Marsh, Corner of Jefferson Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd.
May 6 @ 9:30 am
Bird LA Day Special Morning Tour at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh @ 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 Ballona Wetlands’ Field Biologist. You MUST register in advance on our website, group size is very limited. Register at: http://donate.ballonafriends.org/birdladay

Restrictions: Since this tour will offer views of birds during nesting season, the group size is very limited and attendance is restricted to those over the age of 10. We apologize, but the trail is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. We do not have a restroom available on-site. The closest public restrooms are located at Playa Vista Sports Park across Lincoln Blvd., approximately a 15 minute round trip walk from the Freshwater Marsh.

Directions: Please arrive 10 minutes early. Park on the south side of Jefferson Blvd. just west of Lincoln Blvd. Tours begin at the corner of Jefferson and Lincoln by the large purple sign with a Great Blue Heron on it, that welcomes visitors to the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.

Yoga with the Birds at Veda Yoga @ Veda Yoga
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Yoga with the Birds at Veda Yoga @ 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 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.

Bird L.A. Day at the DKG CA Convention @ L.A. Airport Marriott - Washington Room
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bird L.A. Day at the DKG CA Convention @ 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.

Storytelling and Painting Workshop @ UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Storytelling and Painting Workshop @ 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 of Los Angeles—an event for all ages; no experience required. Please arrive on time; at the workshop, participants will be assigned to groups for 20-minute sessions of hands-on painting. About the artist; James is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited widely, including at DA Center for the Arts in Pomona, the Peggy Phelps Gallery, and the Fullerton Museum. http://www.colejamesart.com

Special Evening Tour at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh @ Ballona Freshwater Marsh
May 6 @ 5:30 pm
Special Evening Tour at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh @ Ballona Freshwater Marsh

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. Evening Tour- 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, led by Lisa Fimiani, Friends of Ballona Wetlands’ Board Member and former Executive Director. You MUST register in advance on our website, group size is very limited. Register at: http://donate.ballonafriends.org/birdladay

Restrictions: Since this tour will offer views of birds during nesting season, the group size is very limited and attendance is restricted to those over the age of 10. We apologize, but the trail is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. We do not have a restroom available on-site. The closest public restrooms are located at Playa Vista Sports Park across Lincoln Blvd., approximately a 15 minute round trip walk from the Freshwater Marsh.

Directions: Please arrive 10 minutes early. Park on the south side of Jefferson Blvd. just west of Lincoln Blvd. Tours begin at the corner of Jefferson and Lincoln by the large purple sign with a Great Blue Heron on it, that welcomes visitors to the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.

Bird bingo walk at UCLA @ Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bird bingo walk at UCLA @ Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Join biologists from the Bruin Naturalists Club for a free sunset bird walk in UCLA’s beautiful botanical gardens. We will learn about ecology and behavior of Los Angeles birds while playing bird bingo for prizes! Please BYOB (bring your own binoculars) if you own them, but we will have some loaners as well. Bird nerds of all ages and experience levels are welcome.