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September 2019

Zzyzx/Baker Field Trip

September 21

This will be desert birding at the tail end of Summer with Fall migration well underway. This should give us a good chance at migrant flycatchers, vireo and warblers as well as a wide variety of resident species. Depart at 5:00 a.m. from the Whittier Community Center (Mar Vista and Washington). Be prepared for high temperatures. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, lunch.

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October 2019

Los Angeles River Field Trip

October 19

We will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the Whittier Community Center parking lot.

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November 2019

South Coast Botanic Gardens Field Trip

November 23

South Coast Botanic Gardens, Palos Verdes Pennisula. We will leave the Community Center at 8:00 a.m. Admission to the gardens is $9 Adults and $6 Seniors. Jay Oberholtzer leads.

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December 2019

Bulmer Memorial Bird Walk

December 21, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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 2020

Hawking Antelope Valley

January 4, 2020

We will leave from Whittier Community Center at 6:00 a.m. As is the custom, Larry Schmahl will lead an early January field trip to Antelope Valley to search out Winter desert visitors such as Ferruginous and Red-tailed Hawks. We generally get good looks at mountain plovers, blackbirds and assorted agricultural field residents. CAUTION: Cold and windy with possible mud.

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Salton Sea Over-nighter

January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020

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.

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February 2020

Bolsa Chica Field Trip

February 22, 2020

We will leave from Whittier Community Center at 7:00 a.m. Bolsa Chica is one of the great local birding spots. Ducks, shorebirds, and waders can be found in abundance. Gulls, terns, and pelicans are regular, as are raptors that nest on the bluffs. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and lunch.

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March 2020

San Joaquin Marsh Field Trip

March 21, 2020

San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine Ranch Water District https://www.irwd.com/san-joaquin-marsh/san-joaquin-marsh This is great place to see a wide variety of water birds along with rails, raptors and just about anything that flies anywhere in Orange County. It is a leisurely stroll through a well-designed and maintained facility. A perfect place to spend a Fall morning. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, a hat, and binoculars. A scope will be very handy. We will leave from Whittier Community Center at 7:00 a.m.

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April 2020

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Field Trip

April 18, 2020

We will leave from Whittier Community Center at 6:30 a.m. Big Morongo is a great place for migrant flycatchers and warblers as well as interesting local residents. It can get hot, so be prepared for warm weather. Bring water, a lunch, a hat, and sunscreen.

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May 2020

Butterbredt Springs Over-nighter

May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Butterbredt Springs is a premier migration stop for passerines on the dry desert slope of the Southern Sierra foothills. If it’s windy, you can count on hundreds of birds. Hopefully, we will be in luck. Sunday, we will visit Sequoia National Monument for mountain birds such as Pileated Woodpecker. Other trip birds should include Scott's Oriole and the birds of the Kern River Preserve.

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