Welcome to Pasadena Audubon Society
Founded in 1904
Affiliated with the National Audubon Society
Our Mission: To bring the excitement of birds to our community through birding, education and the conservation of bird habitats
Each year, season and month in the San Gabriel Valley is different for birders. There are changes in the weather to be sure, but also substantial changes in birdlife.
Some birds spend only the summer or winter here, while large numbers of migrants pass through in spring and fall. Taken together these migratory movements occur nearly the entire year. Other species are present year round, but even many of these essentially resident species shift their distribution to take advantage of available sources of food.
This is a class first innovated and offered in 2011 and asks the question: “would you like to know more about plant identification and ecology to improve your knowledge, communication skills and enjoyment of birds in their ecosystems?” These classes and field trip will provide illustrated examples and hands-on samples of plants from Southern California habitats, including; valleys, foothills, mountains, and deserts. Both native and common non-native trees and shrubs will be included, but we will stick to most important, indicator species for bird habitat.
Field Sketching and Bird Drawing With Catherine Hamilton
September 26, 2015
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join accomplished illustrator Catherine Hamilton in a Field Sketching and Bird Drawing Workshop at Eaton Canyon Nature Center on September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Open to birders and artists (and especially non-artists!) of all levels, this workshop will focus on learning to understand birds better
through drawing them.
This year the funds raised will support the "No Big Dig" campaign, featuring the lawsuit against the environmentally disastrous Public Works plan to destroy most of the Hahamongna basin in the name of flood control. Help us to protect this incredible place and to balance habitat with flood safety.
Congratulations to all of the teams for doing a fantastic job finding birds! Please donate to one or all of the following teams:
A group of dedicated PAS Audubon Members and Docents from Eaton Canyon Nature Center joined forces at Longfellow Elementary on Friday, October 24th to help celebrate their annual Fall Festival. PAS and ECNCA have participated in this outreach for three years running. This year's theme was Skeletons and Day of the Dead. Many kids and parents were dressed in costume, so it added to the fun atmosphere.
Pasadena Audubon's first photography contest was underway this summer! You can get full details, rules, conditions, right here on our site. Download the Rules and Entry Form here .
Here are the entries and winners!
Grand Prize: Great Blue Heron by Kathy Degner
Winners in the Bird Category:
First Place: Golden Hooded Tanager by Mark Scheel
Honorable Mention: Bird of Prey with Bird Riding on top by Karen Suarez