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January 2019

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

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

Santa Clara River Estuary and Ventura Harbor area Field Trip

March 23
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April 2019

Hansen Dam Field Trip

April 20

April's field trip will be to the Hansen Dam Recreational Center and Park. We hope to see the usual resident birds, some spring migrants as well as the some of the summer visitors. Bell's Vireos have already arrived and are singing their little hearts out. We will be leaving from the Whittier Community Center parking lot at 7:00 a.m. Much of the walking is out in the open so dress appropriately and bring a hat, sunblock and plenty of water…

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City Nature Challenge Field Trip

April 28

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 - May 19

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

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

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

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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