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Bird LA Day unites an entire city around birds

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

As we pulled up to the red light at the corner of 7th Street and Alvarado in downtown Los Angeles, Andrea Jones shouted “There’s a Black-crowned Night Heron.” And sure enough, there it was, gliding out from behind the sign for the Cambio de Cheques/check cashing store against the colorful background of the farmacia on […]

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Social media highlights from Bird LA Day

May 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding, Nature education and activities

Wow, Bird LA Day yesterday was amazing. While we’re still sorting through our photos and video from the various events, we thought we’d pull together the social media highlights to give an overview of the amazing breadth of activity across the larger Los Angeles area. Enjoy. Share on Facebook

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Andrea Jones talks about her first Los Angeles bird

May 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

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“We couldn’t be prouder of Debs Park”

April 18th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities

As part of the Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Earth Day celebration, Audubon California and the National Parks Conservation Association partnered to make a loud show of support for accessible open space. The NPCA is talking up its #findyourvoice campaign, which is designed to rally people to show support for our National Parks. One of […]

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Sepulveda Basin habitat still struggling from Army Corps mess in 2012

April 17th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

Remember that time in 2012 when the Army Corps of Engineers went in and wrecked a huge amount of bird habitat at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve? According to folks on the scene, including the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, that area has yet to recover. Share on Facebook

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Explore the birds of South LA on May 2 Bird LA Day

April 16th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding

Los Angeles is an amazing place for birds, but you don’t have to go up into Santa Monica Mountains for find great examples. There are all kinds of surprises right down in the middle of the urban environment. Which brings us to one of the more fascinating events for the May 2 Bird LA Day, […]

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So Cal friends, get set for Bird LA Day on May 2

April 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding, birds and culture

As we’ve said before, Los Angeles is one of the most amazing places for birds in California, if not the country. On May 2, Angelenos will celebrate the birds of LA in a unique way – with the first Bird LA Day. The day will include more than 30 events throughout the region, all unified […]

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Photos of the L.A. River before it was paved over

March 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Bird L.A., Water issues

As you may know, there’s a movement afoot to bring back the Los Angeles River to something akin to its former glory. But a lot of people might not know what that former glory actually looks like. Well, thanks to Curbed L.A. for sharing these cool photos of the river before it was paved over. […]

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Olivia: global warming and the Common Raven

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

The Common Raven is one of the 314 North American birds predicted to be heavily impacted by global warming, a fact that caught Olivia Winslow from the Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team as particularly harrowing: Share on Facebook

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Baltimore Orioles and global warming

October 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, Nature education and activities

In this video, Diego Zapata talks about how the Baltimore Oriole launched his love of birds, and how he intends to help the bird survive the challenges of global warming where he lives in Los Angeles. Zapata is a member of the Audubon Center at Debs Park Arroyo Green Team, a group of young people […]

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Birds over Broadway 2014

October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Bird videos, Birding, urban conservation

Who would’ve thought that in the middle of downtown Los Angeles you can see one of the most fascinating natural spectacles around? This past Friday, Audubon Center at Debs Park continued the tradition of gathering on the roof of Joe’s Auto Park at 5th and Broadway to be with fellow nature lovers and watch the roosting […]

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View the Vaux’s Swifts in downtown Los Angeles

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird L.A., Birding

After the Vaux’s Swifts put on a spectacular show in Northern Calfornia, we’re starting to see them turn up at their downtown Los Angeles roost. If you’re in the area, please join us tomorrow night, Oct. 3, to watch these amazing birds come in for the evening. We’ll be watching this amazing happening from two […]

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How much wood can an Audubon volunteer chuck?

September 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities, Volunteer

Last Sunday, a group of 40 adults and 40 kids came to Audubon Center at Debs Park from the Young Presidents Organization, San Gabriel Chapter to volunteer and picnic. The group generously donated wood chips for the Children’s Woodland. The children enjoyed Audubon-themed activities including a scavenger hunt, bird house building, live animals, and special cookies with birds. Thank you […]

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We need your vote to launch innovative community project in Los Angeles

September 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities

Audubon California has partnered with Los Angeles-based Audubon chapters to submit an exciting project to the LA2050 Initiative. Building on the work we’re doing with young people in the area, we’re proposing to support teens as they highlight the amazing birds that inhabit the city’s parks, and create connections between residents and nature that haven’t […]

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Battle begins over effort to delist California Gnatcatcher

July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

Audubon California issued its statement opposing the most recent effort to remove the California Gnatcatcher’s protected status under the Endangered Species Act — an effort that could really be described as an effort to claim that the California Gnatcatcher doesn’t even exist. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times’s Louis Sahagun dug deeper into the […]

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