Pasadena Audubon Society was founded in 1904.

One evening in 1904 W. Scott Way was in his Eucalyptus grove in Altadena when he heard gunshots ringing out. Going over to investigate he saw an express wagon piled high with mourning doves by hunters taking them to market. Outraged, Mr. Way vowed at that moment to form a society to protect native birds, discourage the wearing of feathers (very common at that time) and to educate the public and schools about the relation of birds to agriculture and the environment. Click here to read more .

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