Held the third Wednesday of each month except June, July, August, and December at 7:00 pm for
social time and 7:30 pm for the program at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena.
Saturday June 8, 2013
6:00 pm—9:00 pm
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Enjoy good catered food and drink, interesting and amiable dining
companions, and blessedly short speeches at Pasadena Audubon's yearly
dinner. Meet the newly elected officers for 2013-2014. Practice imitation
bird calls in the only socially acceptable setting in which to do so!
Bring up to five favorite photos on a USB drive to discuss during the
slide show and bring money for the raffle and/or silent auction.
Tickets are $20 per person. Make checks payable to "Pasadena Audubon
Society" and make a note of "annual dinner" on the check. Send to
Pasadena Audubon, 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107. Payment
must be received by June 4!
Questions? Contact Hospitality Chairman Grace Wong at (626) 798-6500
What IS That?
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
7:30 pm—9:00 pm
Jon Fisher and Mickey Long
We want your bird photos! Do you have photos of a difficult ID?
We’ll avoid photos that defy all attempts at identification, but are
soliciting any that show enough to at least narrow the field to one or
We’ll incorporate your bird pictures with our own to create an
ID program that should offer something to interest everyone.
As usual, we’ll take a holistic approach to ID and touch on
habitat, seasonal timing, natural history, behavior and similar
species as well as the field marks of the bird at hand. We hope
you’ll join us for what should be a fun and informative first program
of the year.
When you submit photos please note when and where each
one was taken since this will add to the value of the program. We’ll
limit submissions to photos taken in southern California. Please submit
your photos to Jon (JonF60@hotmail.com) or
The Overlooked ID Points that Make Identifying Warblers Easier
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6:30 pm—9:00 pm
Social hour, and book sales and signing starts at 6:30 PM
Eaton Canyon Nature Center.
Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) will be joined by Los Angeles
Audubon Society (LAAS) for a program on the overlooked ID points
that make identifying warblers easier. The warblers of the US and
Canada are some of the most beautiful birds of the world. But
multiple plumages and often brief or obstructed views can make identification
Tom Stephenson, author of Princeton’s upcoming The Warbler Guide,
will discuss many important but often overlooked ID points such
as overall contrast, subtle facial features, color impressions,
feather edging, rump contrast, foraging style and location, and
general behavior. Tom will also cover how viewing a warbler from
below can reveal some of the most important ID points for many
species. This will include information on tail and undertail covert
patterns and how many combinations of these patterns are often
diagnostic alone or when combined with one other ID point.
Individual species, especially the most challenging to identify,
will then be discussed with outlines of the important ID points,
comparisons with similar species, and illustrations of how even
partial views can be used to identify many of the most challenging