With more than 50 events taking place throughout Los Angeles County, there’s something for everyone!

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Hahamongna Bird Walk @ Hahamongna Watershed Park
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Hahamongna Bird Walk @ Hahamongna Watershed Park

This monthly bird walk is for birders of all ages and experience. A good variety of birds should be in residence. Bring binoculars, birding guide, water and wear walking shoes. No dogs.

Exit the north 210 at Berkshire and make a right, then a left at Oak Grove.
The Hahamongna Watershed Park entrance is on the right at the next stop light.
Take the first left after entering Hahagmongna, and park by the ballfield.

Leader: Lance Benner

Castaic Lake Birdwalk @ Castaic Lake
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Castaic Lake Bird Walk
8:00 a.m.
Directions: Take closest freeway to I-5 North and exit at Parker Road. Turn right and proceed to stop sign (Castaic Road), proceed to next stop sign (Lake Hughes Road), proceed to next stop sign (Castaic Lake Drive) and turn right. Entrance to the park is on the right. Parking is in Lot 4, so make a right turn after the kiosk, then an immediate left turn into the lot, parking to the left. Leader: Roger McClure. For information, contact the staff at (661) 257-4050. Rain cancels.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and curiosity.

Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ Hansen Dam
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ Hansen Dam

Hansen Dam Bird Walk
8:00 a.m.
Directions: Take Osborne exit from Golden State Freeway (5). Go northeast about 2 miles passing Glenoaks Blvd. Turn right on Dronfield to enter the park. Turn right at the end of Dronfield and then take a quick left and proceed downhill to the large parking lot. For information call the Leader, Pat Bates, at (818) 425-0962 or pat.bates@sfvaudubon.org. Rain cancels.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and curiosity.

Morning Bird Walk with Alex Coffey at the Theodore Payne Foundation @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Bird Walk with Alex Coffey at the Theodore Payne Foundation @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants

Join expert local birder Alex Coffey for a morning bird walk on Theodore Payne grounds in La Tuna Canyon in the Verdugo Mountains, a spot where more than 50 different species of birds have been sighted. Bring your hat, water and binoculars. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended. No experience necessary; adults and children are both welcome.

Enrollment limited to 20. RSVPs are appreciated.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ HANSEN DAM RECREATION CENTER SPORTS COMPLEX
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Hansen Dam Bird Walk @ HANSEN DAM RECREATION CENTER SPORTS COMPLEX

Celebrate Bird L.A. Day by joining NHMLA Ornithologist Kimball Garrett for an easy walk through the bird-rich riparian, wetland and scrub habitats at Hansen Dam in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Nearly 300 bird species have been recorded in the Hansen Dam Basin, along the Los Angeles River tributary of Tujunga Creek. This is one of the best places in Los Angeles County to see sensitive riparian woodland bird species such as (Least) Bell’s Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat and Blue Grosbeak, and early May is an ideal time for those species along with a variety of migrants and year-round residents.

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Bird Walk
8:00 a.m.
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. Meet at Amphitheater. For information call Kris Ohlenkamp, Bird Walk Leader, at (818) 618-1652. Rain cancels.
All are welcome. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and curiosity.

Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the Historic King Gillette Ranch @ King Gillette Ranch- Santa Monica Mountains Inter-agency Visitor Center
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the Historic King Gillette Ranch @ King Gillette Ranch-  Santa Monica Mountains Inter-agency Visitor Center

Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Bird LA Day First Saturday: Volunteer Day at TPF @ Theodore Payne Foundation
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird LA Day First Saturday: Volunteer Day at TPF @ Theodore Payne Foundation

A special First Saturday that focuses on native plants and birds! As you learn how to maintain a bird-friendly landscape, you’ll join the Theodore Payne Foundation family of volunteers to improve and care for our gardens. Bring hat, gloves, knee pads and other tools for personal use. TPF provides other tools, as well as refreshments! No experience necessary.

Family Birding Day with NatureBridge @ Wendy Trailhead at Rancho Sierra Vista
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Birding Day with NatureBridge @ Wendy Trailhead at Rancho Sierra Vista

Our talented environmental educators will lead fun, educational activities to transform your friends and family into birders. You will play games, go on a guided hike, look for birds with provided binoculars, and 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. However, the trails are not stroller friendly; please plan accordingly. Check your email on Friday, May 5 to see if heavy rain will cancel the program.

Please bring your own water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothes, such as hats and layers.

Wild for the Planet Bird L.A. Day Education Station @ Los Angeles Zoo
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wild for the Planet Bird L.A. Day Education Station @ Los Angeles Zoo

Learn some birding basics at the Bird L.A. Day Education Station that is part of the L.A. Zoo’s Wild for the Planet celebration!

Origami Bird Folding Workshop at TPF @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Origami Bird Folding Workshop at TPF @ 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 Polina Herrera and Kerrin Elise Piche. All ages welcome. No experience necessary, and all materials provided. This event is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.

Workshop presented by www.pincelbox.com.
Photo: Kerrin Elise Piche

The Gottlieb Native Garden: Photographs by Susan Gottlieb – opening reception and artist talk @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Gottlieb Native Garden: Photographs by Susan Gottlieb - opening reception and artist talk @ Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants

In the Theodore Payne Gallery – Attend the opening of a new exhibition, The Gottlieb Native Garden: Photographs by Susan Gottlieb from her gorgeous book “The Gottlieb Native Garden: A California Love Story.” Artist reception from 2:00-4:00pm, with artist talk at 3:00pm. Refreshments will be served. RSVP requested.