Upcoming Field Trips

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 .

February 28: Birds and Beers

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ok, technically this isn't a birding field trip, but it is a great chance to hang out with lots of other birders! Join us on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Wild Parrot Brewing Company in Pasadena. Have a drink, and a bite to eat, maybe join in a game of Wingspan or Bird Bingo, and just generally have a great time!
Wingspan gameBird Bingo game

No need to be a Pasadena Audubon member, and no need to pre-register, just show up!

Wild Parrot Brewing Company is located at 2302 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA. Here's a map.

March 2: Eaton Canyon

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Trip leaders: Pasadena Audubon and Eaton Canyon Nature Center bird and nature guides

Pasadena Audubon and Eaton Canyon Nature Center are pleased to offer free monthly bird walks at Eaton Canyon. These walks will visit the varied native habitat in the Eaton Canyon Natural Area – riparian, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland – to search for resident and migrant species. We’ll go at an easy pace, taking time to observe and enjoy the full array of nature on hand. Recommended: sturdy shoes for walking on dirt and rock trails with gentle inclines, hat, water, sunscreen, and binoculars. A few pairs of binoculars will be available for loan. Please contact fieldtrips@pasadenaaudubon.org for questions or accommodations. Anyone can sign up; no membership is required. Beginning birders are welcome.

Participant limit: none

To join this bird walk, please sign up here.


March 2: Northwest L.A. County

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 7:30 AM - noonish
Trip leaders: Luke Tiller, Alex Coffey

Join us for an exploration of the northwest corner of Los Angeles County. The tour will explore the wild lands at the west end of the San Gabriels including Santa Clarita, Valencia and Castaic. The tour will seek out wintering sparrows and raptors and we will keep our eyes (and ears) peeled for early migrants and increasingly vocal Mountain Quail (as they ramp up for breeding season). Though not common in LA County, California Condors are irregularly encountered in this little corner of the region and we will end our morning adventure visiting potential places for them.

Participant number: 20, determined by lottery. Sign up before Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6 PM. Trip details such as meeting location will be emailed to signed-up participants the day before the trip.

PHOTO: Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca). Photo by Luke Tiller.

This field trip is filled. Sign up here and we'll contact you if space opens up.

March 10: Los Angeles Arboretum Monthly Bird Walk

Sunday, March 10, 2024
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Trip Leader: Katy Mann

We are excited to partner 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-8/. Registration is scheduled to open at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

PHOTO: Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by Luke Tiller.

March 16: Hahamongna - Vagrants and Early Migrants

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Trip leader: Darren Dowell

Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena attracted a number of vagrant songbirds this winter, and we’ll aim to get one more look at a few of them as spring approaches. In addition, we’re likely to see a few new arrivals and visitors making their northbound journey. This trip will take advantage of the several habitat types in the park and natural area, concentrating on oak woodland, adjacent riparian willow forest, and the Devil’s Gate Reservoir. The walk will cover about 1.5 miles roundtrip with some occasional gentle slopes.

Participant number: No Limit. Trip details such as meeting location will be emailed to signed-up participants 3-5 days before the trip.

PHOTO: Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). Photo by Chris Spurgeon.

Sign up here

March 20: Midweek Nice and Easy Birding Group - Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 8:00 AM
Trip leader: Ed Stonick

These walks offer 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. For March's trip we will start in the park at the parking lot at the east end of the lake at Santa Fe Dam. Just go straight after passing the entrance booth.

Participant number: No Limit

Photo: Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus). Photo by Chris Spurgeon.

To get the full Nice and Easy trip list for the year, sign up here.

March 23: Huntington Library

Saturday, March 23, 2024
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trip Leader: Mark Hunter

This is a great walk for beginning birders and families, with easy walking and a nice variety of species present year round.

Please note that due to rules implemented by The Huntington these trips will only be open to current PAS members. You must be a Pasadena Audubon member to attend this trip! After you sign up for the field trip, you will receive an email acknowledging your signup. The acknowledgment email is not a guarantee of a spot! PAS will process signups in the order that they are received, verifying your membership status. The trip leader will contact you after signups are closed, informing you whether you have confirmed spots or are on the wait list. Not yet a member? You can sign up for PAS membership here.

If you have a Huntington membership that allows you to enter the gardens at 8:00 on weekends, please consider making a reservation using your Huntington membership, thereby freeing up spots for PAS members who are not Huntington members.

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.

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