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




Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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

San Dimas County Park

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet in the parking lot on Sycamore Canyon near San Dimas Canyon.

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




Borrego Springs Hawkwatch and More


Saturday, March 25, 2017

All day

Note: Trip is now full and there is a waiting list

Come join expert hawkwatcher Luke Tiller for a day at Borrego Valley Hawkwatch in Borrego Springs. We will spend the day checking out the flight of Swainson’s Hawks at the watch but also take time to explore an area which can hold a variety of interesting desert species like White-winged Dove, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and Black-throated Sparrow. We will also explore local mesquite woodland for perhaps three species of thrasher (including Crissal) as well as another local specialty: Lucy’s Warbler. There are a couple of local migrant traps to explore too, so expect a full day.

You can find out more about the Borrego Valley Hawkwatch on their website borregohawkwatch.blogspot.com , or on the hawkcount website at /hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=545 .

Borrego Springs is about 2.5 hours drive from Pasadena so participants may want to consider an overnight stay. To book a place on the trip and receive details on where to meet, etc., contact me at streatham2003@aol.com.

Luke Tiller







Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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.







Hahamonga Monthly Walk

Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:30 am - 11:30 am


This monthly bird walk is for birders of all ages and experience. A good variety of birds should be in residence. Bring binoculars, birding guide, water and wear walking shoes. No dogs.

Exit the north 210 at Berkshire and make a right, then a left at Oak Grove.
The Hahamongna Watershed Park entrance is on the right at the next stop light.
Take the first left after entering Hahagmongna, and park by the ballfield.

Leader: Darren Dowell






Malibu Lagoon State Park


Saturday April 1, 2017

8:00 am - 11:00 am

You’d be a fool to miss this bird walk! There’s always something special to see at Malibu Lagoon. The habitat is a unique ecosystem, primarily saltwater marsh, and supports a large variety of birds. Some special species we may see include Snowy Plover, as well as many other shorebird species, waders, and maybe some seabirds if we are lucky. A spotting scope will be helpful. Walking is generally easy, but the beach is sandy. We are never too far from the cars. Rain cancels, but showers will not keep us away.

Carpooling is encouraged as there is a $12 per car admission fee for all day parking. We will assemble at the parking lot, look for birders! From the 101 west, exit Las Virgenes Road, travel 10 miles west through Malibu Canyon, turn left at the 1, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), and travel 1.5 miles east. Look for the parking entrance on your right.

Frank and Susan Gilliland and Dessi Sieburth






County Arboretum

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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.

Julia Ray






Chilao Visitor Center


Sunday April 9, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Chilao Visitor Center walks will continue each month, weather and
road conditions permitting. (No walks in February or March this stormy winter.)

Chilao, 2.6 miles north of I-210 on Angeles Crest (State Hwy 2) is a good place to see woodpeckers and we often see four or more species on a walk. Mountain Quail are somewhat elusive but still seen or heard about half the time. You can also expect Purple Finches, Steller's Jays, Dark-eyed Juncos and several species of nuthatches and others totaling about 30 species during the 2-hour walk

Hill Penfold






Ballona Freshwater Marsh


Saturday April 15, 2017

7:30am-noon

Join us for a walk around Ballona Freshwater Marsh. This is the only remaining freshwater marsh in Los Angeles County. While on this walk, we may see Large-billed Savannah Sparrow, Cinnamon Teal, and Least Bittern.

To get there, take the 10 freeway west, 405 freeway south, 90 freeway west, off at Culver Blvd and go south, take overpass, then turn sharp left at Jefferson (first light) and park at the gated entrance at beginning of fence around the marsh. There has not been a bathroom at this spot lately, so be prepared. Time permitting, we may also explore some nearby locales.

Ron Cyger






Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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

Rancho Santa Ana

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Admission policy: www.rsabg.org/visit

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






Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.