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