Bird LA Day Events Calendar 2018-02-10T11:44:53+00:00

With so many events taking place throughout Los Angeles County, there’s something for everyone!

Downtown/Central LA

Eastside

Westside

Valley and Parts North

South Bay

May
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‘Call of the Wild’ Art Exhibition Artist’s Reception @ San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
May 12 all-day
'Call of the Wild' Art Exhibition  Artist's Reception @ San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center

The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center invites artists and photographers to explore their artistic relationship with flora and fauna in nature. Think of natural elements and anything from insects to birds to majestic animals. Show your appreciation of wildlife near and far. The exhibition will be on display from May 1 through May 28, 2018, with Artist’s Reception on may 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Board of Directors of the SFVACC is thrilled to have this exhibition running during the BirdLA Day festivities.

Los Angeles Zoo Member Bird Walk @ Los Angeles Zoo
May 12 @ 8:00 am
Los Angeles Zoo Member Bird Walk @ Los Angeles Zoo

Bird L.A. Day spotlights our wild bird populations with birding activities throughout Los Angeles! Los Angeles Zoo members are invited to participate by joining our knowledgeable docents for an early morning bird walk on Zoo grounds—home to a dazzling array of local birds and migratory guests.

Placerita Canyon Bird Walk @ Placerita Canyon
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Placerita Canyon Bird Walk @ Placerita Canyon

Directions: Take the 405 or 5 Freeway north to the 14 Freeway. Exit the 14 at Placerita Canyon. Turn right at the end of the off ramp and continue about 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Turn right and park at the Nature Center. For more information, call the Nature Center at (661) 259-7721.

Rising from the Ashes: BirdBlitz at Headwaters Corner after the Old Fire @ Headwaters Corner
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Rising from the Ashes: BirdBlitz at Headwaters Corner after the Old Fire @ Headwaters Corner

*RSVP REQUIRED*

Help Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) understand the impact of the devasting 2016 Old Fire on our local bird community. In collaboration with Bird LA Day, Join MRT staff on a guided walk of our property where we will use pre-fire bird lists to look at the impact of fire events on the locals birds of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Please arrive at Headwaters Corner at 8 am ready to bird! Some parking available at Headwaters Corner and additional street parking with walking required on Old Topanga Canyon Rd (3871 Old Topanga Canyon Rd). We will provide field notebooks but please come prepared with binoculars, comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, hiking clothes, a hat/sunglasses, plenty of water, and your favorite bird guide! Space is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP. No previous experience birding is required to RSVP for the event but a general knowlege of the birds of Southern California will make this a more successful outing.

Pre-fire bird lists will be emailed out prior to the event. We will document our findings using the online citizen science platform eBird created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Participants will be trained to use this software before heading out on the hike. All photos of the event should include the hashtags #BirdLADay and #BirdsofMRT.

Additional questions about the event can be sent to:
volunteer@mountainstrust.org

or by phone at:
(818)591-1701

Please visit our website for more volunteer opportunities with Mountains Restoration Trust

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reservea
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reservea

SEPULVEDA BASIN BIRD WALK

Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd. Go west about one-half mile to Woodley Avenue and turn right (north). Travel about one-half mile to the second possible right turn (at sign for the Water Reclamation Plant and Japanese Garden). Turn right and go east about one-half mile to Wildlife Area parking at the end of the road.

Children and Family Guided Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Children and Family Guided Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Family bird-walk for children of all ages. Loaner Binoculars available. At end of walk, birds seen checklist review and snacks.
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. Look for people with binoculars.

Backyard Birding with Native Plants Workshop with Steve Gerischer @ Theodore Payne Foundation
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Birding with Native Plants Workshop with Steve Gerischer @ Theodore Payne Foundation

This free class — held outdoors under the pergola and in our demonstration gardens — discusses how to attract and support birds in your own backyard, including which native plants provide food, shelter, and nesting sites and materials. You’ll learn about some beautiful California plants and see some local birds! Bring your hat, water bottle, and binoculars! All ages welcome. This workshop is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.

Steve Gerischer is a landscape designer (Larkspur Landscape Design), president of the Southern California Horticultural Society, a plant nerd, and a lifelong gardener and birder. He’ll be bringing his spotting scope for close-up viewing of birds at TPF!

Image of Allen’s hummingbird on Salvia courtesy of Madena Asbell.

Los Angeles River Rover – Wild for the Planet @ Los Angeles Zoo
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Los Angeles River Rover - Wild for the Planet @ Los Angeles Zoo |  |  |

Stop by Friends of the Los Angeles River’s Rover for Bird Day LA! The Los Angeles River Rover will be in front of the Los Angeles Zoo in celebration of Wild for the Planet. In the spirit of Bird LA Day, our theme on the LA River Rover will highlight the wonderful birds found along the LA River.

Bird Origami Folding Workshop @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bird Origami Folding Workshop @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants

Drop in between noon and 2:00pm to fold your own origami birds! You’ll create different kinds of birds, guided by PincelBox origami artists. All ages welcome. No experience necessary, and all materials provided. Folders of all ages are welcome! This event is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.

Workshop presented by www.pincelbox.com.

Bird Day LA at Wildlife Waystation @ Wildlife Waystation
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bird Day LA at Wildlife Waystation @ Wildlife Waystation

Wildlife Waystation is a sanctuary for rescued animals which have been injured, abandoned, orphaned or are otherwise unwanted. More than 77,000 animals have been saved during the past 42 years. Dozens of our current residents are raptors and exotics. Expert members of Wildlife Waystation’s Bird Team will have birds on hand for you to meet and discuss. Soot, a red-tailed hawk who was burned as a chick. Barnee, a barn owl, has an injured wing. Tumbleed is a great horned owl who suffered multiple injuries including broken leg, dislocated elbow and left wing damage. Our Golden Eagle, Hatari, had her left wing amputated after probably injury by a gunshot or power-line. Our collection of exotics include cockatoos, macaws, parrots and eclectus birds. They’ll be chat with you too. You’ll be able to see our birds close up.

Wildlife Waystation is 160 acres nature preserve located in the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes from the 210 & 118 interchange. Exit Osborne and follow GPS to 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Sylmar, CA. The event is free and open to everyone 18 and older. A $10 donation per person is suggested. Please RSVP to assist us with planning.

Rescued Raptors at Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store @ Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rescued Raptors at Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store @ Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store

In celebration of the 5th Annual Bird LA Day, Wild Wings will be hosting local rescued hawks and owls from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. There is nothing quite like a close-up and personal encounter with a bird of prey. Come in to the store for an afternoon of rapture rapture!

Date: May 12th, 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 4337 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks

Please allow time to find parking in the surrounding area.
Our parking lot may not be available, they may need to use it for the event.