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

Field Trips








County Arboretum

Saturday, August 11, 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






Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, August 19, 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








Hahamonga Monthly Walk

Saturday, September 1, 2018

7:30 am - 11:30 am


Hahamongna is a wonderful trip for birders of all ages and experience. The walk visits oak woodland and riparian habitat. A nice variety of resident and migratory species should be around.

Bring binoculars, water, walking shoes but no dogs. Enter the park at Oak Grove and Foothill Bvd. Take the first left and park by the ballfield.

Leader: Darren Dowell







Piute Ponds and vicinity


Saturday September 8, 2018

6:30 am - early afternoon

By September, southbound migration will be in full swing. Join us at the Piute Ponds, a wetland oasis in the desert, where every year thousands of sandpipers and plovers stage on their way south. We should find over a dozen shorebird species and we will also look for desert birds such as Bell's Sparrow. After Piute Ponds, we will visit nearby Apollo Park, where we will look for migrating songbirds. Bring a spotting scope if you have one.

Note: Piute Ponds are located on Edwards Air Force Base, which has restricted entry, so space is limited. Please email Mark Scheel (scheel@tapir.caltech.edu) if you would like to attend. We will be meeting in the northern Antelope Valley at dawn (6:30am); the meeting place will be arranged.

Mark and Janet Scheel








County Arboretum

Saturday, September 8, 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







Dana Point Eight Hour Pelagic


Saturday September 15, 2018

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price $67.00 (includes $2 online booking and handling fee).

The September 15th Dana Point Pelagic is sold out.

If you want to be on the waitlist, please email Lois at lbrunet@pasadenaaudubon.org. We’ll let you know if spots become available!

We will depart from Dana Point in Orange County on the Ocean Institute’s Sea Explorer and spend as much time as possible in Los Angeles County waters.

PAS will be providing expert pelagic tour leaders for this trip to help pick out interesting species. Possibilities include a variety of shearwaters, jaegers, phalaropes, alcids, gulls and terns. Last year’s highlights included three species of jaeger, Sabine’s Gull, Craveri's Murrelet and Black Storm Petrel. Read a full report from last year's trip on Luke Tiller’s blog.

All ticket sales will be final, though we will hold a waiting list. Last year’s boat sold out within 48 hours, so please book quickly.







Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, September 16, 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








Magpie Bird Study Group

Legg Lakes

Tuesday, Sept 18, 2018

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet in Santa Anita Parking Lot

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







Fall Warblerama


Saturday September 22, 2018

7:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us as we look for warblers, flycatchers, and other passerines during fall migration. We will start at DeForest Park in Long Beach, which tends to attract migrants. We will also bird other nearby areas depending on recent reports of rarities or of large numbers of migrants.

Directions: From the southbound 710 freeway, exit south on Atlantic (same exit as the eastbound 91 freeway). Go south on Atlantic, then right (west) on 63rd street to the end, which is DeForest Ave. Go south on DeForest Ave and park in the parking lot on the west side of the street, opposite Harding St.

Mark and Janet Scheel







Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, September 23, 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.