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December 2018

Bulmer Birdwalk

December 22, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave.
South El Monte, CA, CA United States
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Please join us as Whittier Area Audubon Society President, Larry Schmahl, leads us on our annual Bulmer Birdwalk (formerly known as the Bill Bell Birdwalk). This walk is in honor of Tim and Lloyd Bulmer who were long time leaders of Whittier Area Audubon. We will bird the Nature Center grounds and along the San Gabriel River to see what Winter residents and visitors are here. Meet at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center parking lot at 8:00 am. Refreshments to…

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January 2019

Raptor Field Trip

January 5

An all-day drive around Antelope Valley in search of winter hawks. Expect cold and wind.  Carpooling is suggested. Bring water and lunch.  We will leave the Whittier Community Center at 6:30 a.m. or meet at the Carl's Jr. at the K Avenue exit from the 14 Freeway. Larry Schmahl leads.

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Bird Walk (UPDATED)

January 12, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sycamore Canyon, 5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90609 United States
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Sycamore Canyon will be closed due to construction or rain. Please meet at the gate on Workman Mill Rd. at 8:00 a.m. We will caravan to the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera at the east end of Mines Blvd.

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January Program: Birding Trinidad & Tobago

January 17, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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Martyn Kenefick will speak about Birding Trinidad & Tobago from the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Home to 482 species of bird, not forgetting 68 different bats, 45 snakes, 50 spiders, 30 frogs and toads, 120 Dragonflies, 765 butterflies and close to 3,500 moths - the islands really are an introduction to the natural history of South America. Get a great taste of tropical birding in Trinidad’s high mountain rain forests, sandy beaches with nesting turtles, and mangroves with Scarlet Ibis…

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Salton Sea Overnighter

January 19 - January 20

We are going to the Salton Sea! This is a great wintering spot for just about every bird there is. Between flooded fields, a huge, foul-smelling body of water, acres of disgusting mud, all surrounded by a desert hell-hole, anyone can see that it is a great place for birds. We will meet, and leave promptly from the Townhouse Inn & Suites 135 Main Street, Brawley , CA 92227 (760-344-5120) (formerly known as the Brawley Motel) at 7:30 a.m. on…

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February 2019

Sycamore Canyon Bird Walk

February 9, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sycamore Canyon, 5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90609 United States
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Human Rights: A Global View

February 10, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Chase Room at Saint Matthias Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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Please join the United Nations Association Whittier Chapter for their annual meeting. The discussion will be How the Global Goals Connect to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yosh Nakamura will be recognized with an award.

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February Program: Birding in Colombia

February 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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Larry and Jennifer Schmahl share photos and stories from their nature trip to Central Colombia last June. Colombia is famous for being the most bird-rich country on earth. While that's impressive, so too, is its overall biodiversity which is eclipsed only by that of Brazil...which has the advantage of being seven times larger. The unique topography of the country - Pacific and Caribbean coasts, three Andean ranges, Amazonian rainforest, and llanos - supports a great number of bird species, including…

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UPDATED: Malibu Field Trip

February 23

February's field trip will be to Malibu Lagoon.  It is a large estuary near Malibu that receives freshwater from upstream and is open to the ocean during high tides.  It has been recently restored to improve wildlife habitat so we should see plenty of wading birds, ducks and other birds associated with this habitat.  There will be another stop during the day, so bring water, lunch and your birding gear.  Led by Steve Huber 562-217-1886 (stevekhuber@hotmail.com) We will leave from…

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March 2019

Sycamore Canyon Bird Walk

March 9, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sycamore Canyon, 5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90609 United States
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