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

Field Trips

County Arboretum

Saturday, January 13, 2018

8:00 am - 10:00 am

This easy walk is for birders of all ages and experience levels. Meet on the steps leading to the entrance of the Arboretum. Admission is $5 – free for members of the Aboretum or Audubon, and free for children under 12.

Katy Mann

The Urban Core

Saturday, January 13, 2018

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Birding is not what most people associate with Park, an urban park which lies right in the middle of the crushing hardscape of the city, yet it is quite possibly the best place in the County to observe gulls. Iceland Gull, formerly known as Thayer's, is a regular winter visitor, and various and mysterious hybrids are also often present. Further, since it is the only park in a very urban landscape, it attracts a surprising diversity of waterfowl and passerines. The morning of birding will begin here then continue at Echo Park Lake, another urban refuge a few miles away, and maybe some scoping of Silverlake Reservoir, if we’ve still got time.

Meet at the Levitt Pavilion in the northwest corner of MacArthur Park. Metered parking there costs $2 for two hours.

Jon Feenstra

Magpie Bird Study Group

San Gabriel Coastal Spreading Grounds

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Mines St. entrance off Rosemead Bvld. just south of Whittier Bvld.

The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. We bird 9:00 am to about 11:30 am, have a sack lunch, and have a short business meeting.
All PAS members welcome!

Julia Ray and Sid Heyman

Antelope Adventure

Saturday, January 20, 2018

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join Luke Tiller for a tour of the Antelope Valley to look for a variety of wintering specialties. The agricultural fields around Lancaster are a great spot to see a diversity of interesting hawks, falcons and owls. In fact, this area may be one of the premier sites in the country to witness numbers of highly prized Ferruginous Hawks. As well as the wintering raptors, we will seek out a host of other exciting species including Tricolored Blackbird, LeConte's Thrasher and Mountain Bluebird. We will also look for uncommon winter wanderers out in the desert including 'Pink­-sided' Junco, Red Crossbill and Mountain Plover.

We will meet at Lancaster City Park (now Sgt Steve Owen Memorial Park) in the lot south of the entrance road to the park (City Park Drive) off of 10th Street W at 7:30am and car pool to sites where possible. The event is scheduled to end at 1:00pm.

Luke Tiller

Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, January 21, 2018

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Pasadena Audubon and Eaton Canyon Nature Center are cosponsoring monthly walks at Eaton Canyon. The walks are led by Hill Penfold who has been leading them at ECNC for many years. Hill is wonderful with birders of all levels and Eaton Canyon is one of the best locations to learn the birds of the Pasadena area.

The walks are held on the third Sunday of each month. Meet at the flagpole:bring water, binoculars, hats, but no dogs .

Hill Penfold

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

Saturday, January 27, 2018

8:00 am - noon

Come join us for a morning of birding in Bonelli Regional Park, an ideal spot for all levels of birders. We'll be on the lookout for Bonelli specialty species such as California Gnatcatcher, Cactus Wren, Bald Eagle, Greater Roadrunner, and Mountain Bluebird, as well as over­wintering vagrants. A spotting scope will be helpful.

Bring lunch if you'd like and enjoy the day in the Park. Carpooling is encouraged as there is a $10 per vehicle admission fee. We will assemble at the East Shore Parking Lot near Bathroom 11. From Pasadena, take the 210 East to the 57 South. Exit at Via Verde and turn east on Via Verde. Enter the park on Via Verde and follow the road to East Shore Drive. Turn left and follow East Shore Drive approximately one­half mile and find a large parking lot adjacent to the lake. Look for birders! Rain cancels the outing, but sprinkles do not.

Dessi Sieburth and Norm Vargas

Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

8:00 am - 11:00 am

A special benefit for Pasadena Audubon Society members is the chance to bird the Huntington Library grounds. Attendance is by reservation only and limited to 15 participants. Members may bring one non-member guest, space permitting. We thank our member and Huntington curator, Dan Lewis, for making these trips possible.

Contact Mark Hunter by email.

Trip leaders vary.

Salton Sea

(PAS Members only)

Saturday and Sunday February 3 and 4, 2018

All day Saturday and until noon on Sunday

The Salton Sea Trip is a great way to get your year­l-ist cookin’! The sea is one of the premier birding areas in North America, but is in major transition at this time. On the weekend we usually end up with over 100 species and a few surprises. We will bird all day on Saturday and through lunch
on Sunday.

This trip is limited to 12 PAS members (it’s easy to become a member on our website). Preference is given to those who were not on the trip the previous year and can do the entire weekend. Please email me to for more information or to make reservations (ron@cyger.org).

Ron Cyger

February Pelagic

Sunday, February 11, 2018

7:30 am - noon

Marina Del Rey

Join us for a fun and family-friendly Pelagic! In addition to some exciting pelagic birds, we might see dolphins, sea lions, and even whales. This year we are going with a bigger boat to accommodate more people, and a longer trip so we can go farther and hopefully see more. The cost will be $30 per person paid in advance (which is still less than the average $35 for a 2 hour whale watch trip). We will have renowned birder Bernardo Alps as well as some of our own excellent field trip leaders on board to help call out species and make sure everyone has a great time.

Click Here for more information, including how to sign up.