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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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Salton Sea Over-nighter

January 25 - January 26

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 2020

Bolsa Chica Field Trip

February 22

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

CANCELED: San Joaquin Marsh Field Trip

March 21

Due to the Orange County directive prohibiting gatherings of any size indoor or out, the field trip to San Joaquin Marsh this Saturday is cancelled. The San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine Ranch Water District, 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.

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