Upcoming Field Trips

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Due to the current surge in COVID, all planned field trips for January 2022 are POSTPONED! Please check back for the latest information on our field trips. Thanks for your understanding.

The quickest way to find out about upcoming trips and registration details is via our member's eblast (these will likely come out in the last week of month prior to the trip). If you have not already signed up for our eblasts .

Midweek Nice and Easy Birding Club walks!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you signed up for Fall 2021 Midweek Nice and Easy Birding Club walks you must re-sign up for the winter walks!

Longtime Pasadena Audubon members will remember our midweek “Magpie Study Group” events. Well, we're bringing them back! But given that these tongue-in-cheek midweek trips involve little studying, and even fewer magpies, we thought we’d change the name to something that is just a little more descriptive. So, say hello to our "Nice and Easy Birding Club" walks!

These walks offer some easy paced birding, with generously later morning start times (8:00am-9:00am) typically at just the one location at sites that are picked for both their quality of birding and accessibility for birders.

Upcoming trips will include the Los Angeles River, San Gabriel Spreading Grounds and more. Trips will mainly be run by PAS guide Ed Stonick, with some guest appearances from some other PAS trip leaders.

To sign up for the trips follow these steps...

  1. Read our guidelines on field trips here
  2. Complete our signup and waiver form here.
  3. Once you complete the form you will then be able to see the meeting time and location for the Nice and Easy trips in the coming months. Unlike most of our other trips, where you will be emailed these details, this time you will need to make a note to save the meeting time and location for these forthcoming trips yourself.

Wild Parrots of Pasadena

POSTPONED
Friday January 7th, 2022
4:00pm to sunset

Trip leader: Larry Allen

The communal roosts of wild Amazon parrots must make up one of the greatest birding spectacles in Southern California. We are lucky here in Pasadena to be at the epicenter of these incredible roosts and to be able to enjoy the incredible color and the raucous noise of these birds. Join Larry Allen for an evening watching enjoying this incredible show, learn how to identify some of the different species that make up the flocks and some of the history of the parrots that make up these feral flocks.

PHOTO: Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis). Photo by Chris Spurgeon.

Field Trip General Notes This field trip is offered by reservation only. If you miss out on the initial places you will be added to a waitlist and will be emailed by trip leaders if a place opens up. If you are unable to attend a booked trip please email the trip leaders and allow them to make your space available to someone on the wait list. See our full interim field trip guidelines here. Trip details such as meeting time and location will be emailed to participants before the tour departs.

Registration for this field trip will open at about 6 PM on Sunday, January 2.

Los Angeles Arboretum Monthly Bird Walk

POSTPONED
Sunday, January 9, 2022
8AM - 10 AM
Trip Leader: Katy Mann

We are excited to partner again with the Los Angeles County Arboretum to offer free monthly bird walks to PAS members. Please note that due to new rules implemented by LA Arboretum these trips will only be open to current PAS members (and not friends of members as in past years). In other words all persons attending must be current Pasadena Audubon members -- either on their own, or as part of a PAS family membership.

Not a PAS member? Join here!

This field trip is offered by reservation only.
To reserve a spot go to https://www.arboretum.org/events/bird-walk-with-pasadena-audubon-2/2022-01-09. Registration is scheduled to open at 9 AM on Monday, January 3.
Also be sure to check out the Arboretum's current COVID policies.
PHOTO: Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by Luke Tiller.

Bonelli Birds

POSTPONED
Sunday, January 9th, 2022
7:30 am to ??? (after lunch if everyone wants to keep going)

Trip leaders: Kathi Ellsworth and Darren Dowell

Come join us for a morning of birding in Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The habitat is primarily coastal sage scrub, with some chaparral, mixed woodland, riparian, park land, and a big reservoir, Puddingstone that supports wintering waterfowl and, OK, maybe some Gulls too. We'll be on the lookout for Bonelli specialty species such as California Gnatcatcher, Cactus Wren, Bald Eagle, Greater Roadrunner, and Mountain Bluebird, as well as over-wintering vagrants. A spotting scope will be helpful. Bring lunch if you're interested in a longer day of birding.

There is a $10 per vehicle admission fee. We do not recommend carpooling outside your "bubble" while covid precautions continue.

PHOTO: Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus). Photo by Chris Spurgeon.

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. If you miss out on the initial places you will be added to a waitlist and will be emailed by trip leaders if a place opens up. If you are unable to attend a booked trip please email the trip leaders and allow them to make your space available to someone on the wait list.

See our full interim field trip guidelines here.

Trip details such as meeting time and location will be emailed to participants before the tour departs.

Registration for this field trip will open at about 6 PM on Sunday, January 2.

Huntington Library

POSTPONED
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Sunday, January 22, 2022

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trip Leader: Mark Hunter

We are excited to announce that our free monthly field trips will be restarting at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino!
Please note that due to new rules implemented by The Huntington these trips will only be open to current PAS members (and not friends of members as in past years), and you will be asked to present a PAS membership card at the ticket office in order to pick up your entrance ticket.

Prior to the trip, a Pasadena Audubon representative will be in contact with you to confirm your participation on the tour and our membership manager may be in contact if there are issues with your membership (last month we had a couple of lapsed members sign up). Please keep an eye out for these emails and please do not just show up at the gate without confirmation of your place. You can sign up for PAS membership here. If you have questions about membership cards please contact PAS Membership Chair Graham Hamby at graham.hamby@gmail.com.

For the Huntington's latest visitor COVID safety requirements visit https://www.huntington.org/plan-your-visit.

Photo: California Towhee (Melozone crissalis) by Chris Spurgeon

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. If you miss out on the initial places you will be added to a waitlist and will be emailed by the trip leaders if a place opens up. If you are unable to attend a booked trip please email the trip leader and allow them to make your space available to someone on the wait list.

See our full interim field trip guidelines here.

Sorry, this field trip is filled.

Bird banding in La Verne

POSTPONED
Date and Time to be announced

Trip leaders: Mike Morrison and Lance Benner

Come join us for a morning of banding and birding in oak woodland and chaparral at Marshall Canyon Regional Park in La Verne with Mike Morrison. Mike has operated a banding station in this area for several years and will show us how to band birds. This will provide an opportunity to see a number of species at very close range. We will also walk some trails and explore a creek nearby. Limited to 10 people.

PHOTO: Mike Morrison examines the feathers of a Spotted Towhee at his banding station in La Verne.

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. If you miss out on the initial places you will be added to a waitlist and will be emailed by trip leaders if a place opens up. If you are unable to attend a booked trip please email the trip leaders and allow them to make your space available to someone on the wait list.

See our full interim field trip guidelines here.

NOTE: Date and time details for this field trip are still being determined. Check back later to see if registration has opened.