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April 2019

City Nature Challenge Field Trip

April 28, 2019

We will visit a migrant trap in LA County to help with the City Nature Challenge. We will decide location several days before, depending on what site looks most promising.  Check back to find out the location, or join our mailing list to receive updates. See more information about the City Nature Challenge here: https://nhm.org/nature/community-science/city-nature-challenge-2018 We will be leaving from the Whittier Community Center parking lot at 6:00 a.m.

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May 2019

Morro Bay Overnighter

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Our May, 2019 Field Trip is a weekender to Morro Bay. The dates are Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19, 2019. We will meet at the parking lot of the Twins Bay Inn (formerly Best Western El Rancho) at 2460 Main Street, Morro Bay 93442. (844-365-0122) We will leave the parking lot at 7:00 a.m. This trip will include a bit of every kind of habitat. Of course, we will stop at Morro Rock and hopefully find nesting Peregrine…

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June 2019

Mount Pinos Field Trip

June 22, 2019

Mt. Pinos is a great place for montain species. Green-tailed Towhees, White-headed Woodpeckers, Creepers, Nuthatches, Chickadees, Stellars Jays and Mountain Quail are to be expected. California Condors are always a possibility. We will leave the Whittier Civic Center at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday June 22, 2019 for the drive to Frasier Park. We will bird a couple of spots near Frasier Park. We will stop at a few spots outside of Frasier to look for raptors and pray for Condors.…

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September 2019

Extra: Los Angeles River Trip

September 7, 2019

We will meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Community Center parking lot. From there we will travel to somewhere on the LA River depending on conditions. Bring water, wear hats. Scopes are helpful. Larry Schmahl leads.

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Zzyzx/Baker Field Trip

September 21, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

South Coast Botanic Gardens, Palos Verdes Pennisula. Admission to the gardens is $9 Adults and $6 Seniors. Bring water, hat, sunscreen and lunch. 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, 2019, 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. Light refreshments…

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January 2020

Hawking Antelope Valley

January 4

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 Long-eared Owls. We generally get good looks at mountain plovers, blackbirds and assorted agricultural field residents. CAUTION: Cold and windy with possible mud. To carpool: Meet at 6:00 am at the Whittier Community Center (7630 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA). Or you can meet up with the group at Carl's Jr. at the Interstate 14…

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Settling Basin Field Trip

January 18, 7:00 am - 11:00 am

January's field trip will be to our nearby settling basins known as the San Gabriel River Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera.  These basins are between Whittier and Washington Boulevards and directly adjacent to the west side of the San Gabriel River.  The basins have hosted numerous rare birds over the years.  This will be a relatively easy walking field trip on flat, paved roadways. Provided there is water in the basins, there should be many species of ducks…

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