January 2017

AngelFest Update!

By | January 20th, 2017|Audubon, Birding Hotspot|

The promoters of AngelFest, the proposed 3-day Music Festival for Woodley Park in the Sepulveda Basin, have been quiet for some time now and have very likely given up the fight.  Public pressure against this festival was clearly the one obstacle they couldn't get past.  Congratulations to everyone involved in this struggle, especially the San [...]

November 2016

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Long Beach

By | November 21st, 2016|Birding Hotspot, Rare Bird|

A very cooperative (and great looking) Sharp-tailed Sandpiper is still present in the Los Angeles River at the Willow Street crossing. Initially found by Bob Schallmann on November 11th, the bird has now been here for nine days.  This would be only the third well documented L.A. County record (1976, 1982, 2016) for this [...]

March 2014

Los Angeles leads all U.S. counties in nationwide bird count

By | March 21st, 2014|Audubon, Birding Hotspot|

This town known for the movie business, freeways and surfing may need to add another one to the list: birdwatching. With the recent release of data from February’s Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide birding event, comes news that Los Angeles led all United States counties in the number of reports and species. During [...]