Least Bell’s Vireos, California Gnatcatchers, and Fairy Shrimp
Sunday, May 28, 2023
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trip Leaders: Jenna Carpenter and Robb Hamilton
On this new field trip offering, biologists Jenna Carpenter and Robb Hamilton will take us to Orange County in search of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and the threatened California Gnatcatcher. These are two highly desirable species for many birders, so getting to experience these rare birds in the company of biologists who study them will be a real treat! In addition to looking for these specialty birds, we will also visit a few vernal pools—a unique temporary wetland habitat. Here, we will look for endangered fairy shrimp species and a handful of rare plants that call these pools home.
Participant limit: 20 (chosen by lottery around May 21)
PHOTO: California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica). Photo by Tom Benson. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Field Trip General Notes
This field trip is offered by reservation only. Trip details such as meeting time and location will be emailed to participants before the tour departs.
Midweek Nice and Easy Birding Club with Ed Stonick
3rd Wednesday of each month, 8AM
Pasadena Audubon is relaunching what used to be our midweek “Magpie Study Group” events. Given that these tongue-in-cheek midweek trips involve little studying and even fewer magpies last year we thought we’d change the name to something that is just a little more descriptive. What these walks will offer is some easy paced birding, with generous later morning start times (8:00-9:00am) typically at just one local 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 you will need to read our guidelines on field trips.
Then, sign up below. Once you complete the sign up you will be able to access and download the meeting time and locations for the Nice and Easy trips in the coming year. Unlike other current PAS trips these tours will not limit the number of participants.
Questions? Email Ed Stonick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Tiller at email@example.com.