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



Magpie Bird Study Group

San Dimas County Park

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9:00am - 11:30 am

Meet in first parking area on Sycamore Canyon Rd. off San Dimas Canyon Road

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




Anza Borrego: Hawkwatching and More


Saturday, March 23, 2019

7:00am - 3:00 pm

Anza Borrego is the second largest State Park in the U.S. and is home to Borrego Springs Hawkwatch. Here we will hope to find migrating Swainson’s Hawks in large numbers. Desert habitats can also hold a variety of interesting birds including LeConte’s and Crissal Thrasher, Scott’s Oriole and Verdin. As well as the migrating hawks, we hope to find early passerine migrants and, depending on winter rains, a profusion of blooming wildflowers and cacti as well as an interesting lizard or two.

Participant numbers are limited for this trip. Please email Luke
Tiller at luke.tiller@gmail.com to reserve your place on this tour.

Luke Tiller






Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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.








Ye Olde Santa Fe Damme

Saturday, March 30, 2019

7:30 am - noon

This park in eastern L.A. County contains a lake surrounded by trees and chaparral habitat. In the winter, a diverse group of waterfowl, gulls, and songbirds are attracted to the water and surrounding vegetation. We'll bird coastal sage scrub, a man-made lake, riparian and grassy park areas planted with many non-native trees. This variety of habitats attracts many birds. In winter, waterfowl, sparrows and a variety of raptors are the specialties here. Cactus and Rock Wrens are also present. Cassin’s Kingbirds, Cedar Waxwings and American Robins regularly spend the winter feeding on the dense berry trees. Wintering rarities are occasionally found.

From the 210 Freeway, take Irwindale Ave. south 1.5 miles and turn right on Arrow Highway, and watch for the park sign and entrance on your right in half a mile. After paying the entry fee at the kiosk, continue straight through the intersection to the left (west) to the end. We’ll meet at 7:30 am in the parking lot farthest to the northwest of the lake.

Kathi Ellsworth




Tejon Ranch


Saturday, April 6, 2019

At 422 contiguous square miles, or 240,000 acres, Tejon Ranch is the largest piece of privately held property in California. Tejon Ranch is a hotspot of biological diversity and lies at the confluence of four major biogeographic regions. Birds and wildlife abound.

Trip requirements: a) be a PAS member b) sign up with gillilandsusan@gmail.com c) pay Tejon Ranch $20 fee.

Details and directions will be provided to registered
participants.

Frank and Susan Gilliland







Peck Road Water Conservation Park

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:30 am - 10:30 am

For the time being, the walk on the first Saturday of the month from spring through fall will be at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, which boasts a high species count (250+ over the years) due to its combination of lake, landscaped park, riparian and weedy habitats. This walk will start with easier terrain in the main park area, then may visit some of the areas within Peck that are more distant or more difficult to access later on. Depending on the season, we'll look for ducks, gulls, shorebirds, hawks, warblers, sparrows, exotic species and/or other passerines. Meet in the main parking lot off Peck Road in Arcadia (at the boundary with El Monte). The leader will bring one scope, and it would be helpful to have one or two more.

Darren Dowell







County Arboretum

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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







Bob's Gap

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:00 am - noon
Heavy rain will cancel


Found in the southern Mojave Desert not far from Valyermo, Bob’s Gap Road goes through a gap in the desert foothills. This is one of the best and least disturbed areas for many of the desert elements in the San Gabriel Mountains. We will look for Mountain Quail, Scott’s Oriole, Black­throated Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Prairie Falcon, Black-chinned Hummingbird and many others. Bob's Gap is historically important as a Gray Vireo breeding spot but, unfortunately, it has been many years since the last report. We will check previous locations, just in case! Please notify the leader if you plan to attend but just show up if you forget. Meet at Pearblossom Park: 121st St. East and Ave V­14 in Pearblossom. From there we will carpool/caravan to Bob’s Gap which is south of Pearblossom Hwy, 165th Street becoming Bob’s Gap Road. We will park near the Limekiln ruins on the east side dirt road.

Kathi Ellsworth







Birds and Blooms Walk

Sunday, April 14, 2019

7:00 am -noon

Adam Searcy will lead a walk where he will share some of his favorite plants and flowers of Los Angeles County with us from the interesting and rare to common and beautiful. As well as being a great time to seek out blooming plants, it’s also peak season for spring bird migration too, so we’ll be pointing out both the plants and the birds that utilize them.

Please email Luke Tiller at luke.tiller@gmail.com to reserve a spot and to receive directions on where and when to meet.

Adam Searcy






Magpie Bird Study Group

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

9:00am - 11:30 am

Admission policy: www.rsabg.org/visit/hours-admission

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






Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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







Antelope Valley Migrants

Saturday, April 27, 2019

All day


Join Luke Tiller for an Antelope Valley Birding Adventure during the peak of spring songbird migration. We will explore all the weird and wonderful desert oases that provide rest and refueling stops for hungry northbound migrants in and around Lancaster. This week is generally regarded as the peak for both numbers and diversity of western migrants, so should promise a nice mix of migrating birds. As well as seeking out the migrants, we will also keep our eyes open for desert denizens like LeConte’s Thrasher, Scott’s Oriole, Bell’s and Black-throated Sparrows.

Please email Luke Tiller at luke.tiller@gmail.com to reserve a spot
and to receive directions on where and when to meet.

Luke Tiller







Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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.