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




San Gabriel River Spreading Grounds

Saturday, January 26, 2019

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Darren, Mark and Janet are leading a field trip that starts much later in the day for a regular bird walk to take advantage of good lighting angles and the habits of the area gulls at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera, one of the most interesting and most variable winter birding sites in the county.

We'll be following the water, like the birds, and those may include thousands of gulls and waterfowl, with some wintering shorebirds and passerines around the edge. Some of the rarest gulls and ducks in L.A. County were found here, and raptors regularly patrol the area.

Park at the east end of Mines Ave., one kilometer east of Rosemead, in Pico Rivera, and be prepared for some real-time adjustment of the route based on conditions. We may be walking up to three miles round trip on a paved surface, out in the open. Scopes are recommended since views across the basins are long.

Darren Dowell, Mark and Janet Scheel







Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, January 27, 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.




Salton Sea

(PAS Members only)

February 2-3, 2019

The Salton Sea Trip is a great way to get your year-list cookin'! (Even though it's not Wrentit Club countable!) The sea is one of the premier birding areas in North America, but is in major transition at this time. On the weekend we usually end up with over 100 species and a few surprises. We will bird all day on Saturday and through lunch on Sunday.

This trip is limited to 12 PAS members (it's easy to become a member on our website ). Preference is given to those who can do the entire weekend. Please email me for more information or to make reservations

Ron Cyger, ron@cyger.org







Legg Lake & San Gabriel River

Saturday, February 2, 2019

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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







County Arboretum

Saturday, February 9, 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






February Pelagic

Sunday, February 10, 2019

7:30 am - noon


13552 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA

Join us for a fun and family-friendly Pelagic! In addition to some exciting pelagic birds, we may see dolphins, sea lions, and even whales. We’ll be on the New Del Mar again, the same boat we chartered last year. The cost will be $30 per person. We will have our usual excellent field trip leaders on board to help call out species and make sure everyone has a great time.

You must RSVP and pay in advance. Email Lois at lbrunet@pasadenaaudubon.org to reserve your spot(s).

  • You may pay by credit card or paypal: Additional fee of $1 per ticket is applied.

    Name of Birder



  • or by sending a check to

    Pasadena Audubon Society
    Attn: Feb 10th Pelagic
    1750 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107






    Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

    Sunday, February 17, 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






    Magpie Bird Study Group

    Bonelli Park

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    9:00am - 11:30 am

    Meet in first parking lot, first left after the Via Verde Dr. entrance.

    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, February 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.