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

Peck Road Water Conservation Park

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

9:00 am - 11:30 am

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, October 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






Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park, Long Beach

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park features a large lake, extensive wetlands, and riparian habitat. More than 260 species have been recorded here, which makes it one of the top ten eBird hotspots in Los Angeles County. This includes a wide variety of water birds, including grebes, ducks, gulls, terns, egrets, and shorebirds as well as many passerines. For about two years in the 1990s, it was also home to Reggie, an American Alligator, who is now safely on display at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Driving Directions (from Pasadena): Take the 110 freeway south to Anaheim St. in Long Beach. Turn right and travel on Anaheim St. for about one mile to the first parking lot on your right. Allow about an hour for traveling.

Ed Stonick







Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, October 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.







Legg Lake & San Gabriel River

Saturday, November 3, 2016

7:30 am - 11:30 am

In winter the Hahamonga monthly walk is replacd by the one at Legg Lake. These trips will cover several consistently good lake and park birding areas. Legg Lake has lots of water and scattered trees and has produced good waterfowl numbers and varieties as well as an impressive list of migrants and wintering birds. From there, we'll head for either the Pico Rivera Spreading Grounds or Peck Road Park, depending on water levels and bird reports. Both often host a wide variety of water birds, including grebes, ducks, gulls, terns, egrets, and shorebirds.

Driving Directions (from Pasadena): Take the 210 freeway east to the 605 freeway. Go south on the 605 freeway to the Pomona (60) freeway going west (towards Los
Angeles). Exit at Santa Anita Ave. Turn left and take Santa Anita south (about one-half mile), and enter the first parking lot on your right.

Ed Stonick




Morro Bay

November 10-11, 2018

7:00 am Saturday - early afternoon Sunday

Come join us in Morro Bay, winter home to thousands of shorebirds and many species of raptors and passerines. We have planned a wonderful weekend of birding and exploration for you. Saturday and Sunday we will meet early in order to have plenty of time to bird the local hot spots. We will look for shorebirds, do a little seabird watching, and explore some very bird-rich riparian and woodland locations nearby. Target species include Nelson’s Sparrow and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Yellow-billed Magpies are possible as well.

After the trip on Saturday, please join us at one of the many dockside restaurants. We will finish our scheduled trip after lunch on Sunday. Meeting site and trip schedule to be announced. Motel information will be provided at least 1 month in advance for trip members. Please reserve your space ASAP!

Trip is limited to 15 persons.

Please include the following information when you send in your reservation for this trip: name, phone number, email address, do you have a 2 way radio.

Kathi Ellsworth


and Lance Benner







County Arboretum

Saturday, November 10, 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





North Slope San Gabriels

Saturday, November 17, 2018

7:30 am - early afternoon

We will explore areas on the northern slope of the San Gabriel Mountains, such as Grassy Hollow Visitor’s Center, Jackson Lake, and locations in Valyermo. We will search for high-altitude species as well as wintering raptors. Ferriginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, and Golden Eagle are possible, as are Red-breasted and Red-naped Sapsuckers. Unusual species (e.g. Lewis’s Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Swamp Sparrow) have been found in some years. Time permitting, we may look for Mountain Plovers or longspurs in the nearby Antelope Valley.

Although we will get to higher elevations, all locations on this trip are accessible by car, and there is no strenuous hiking involved. We will be out most of the day, but anyone who needs to leave early will be able to do so.

It may be cold, especially at higher elevations, so bring warm clothes. Also, bring lunch. We will meet at Pearblossom Park, which is at the corner of 121st st. East and East Avenue V14 in Pearblossom, just south of Hwy 138 (Pearblossom Highway)

Mark and Janet Scheel








Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, November 18, 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

Santa Fe Dam

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet at the Nature Center.

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, November 25, 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.