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November 2019

Sycamore Canyon Bird Walk

November 9, 2019, 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Sycamore Canyon, 5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90609 United States
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Meet at the gate to the Sycamore Canyon trail at 7:00 a.m. sharp. The trail is located adjacent to Rose Hills Cemetery gate 17, but note that the trail is not in the cemetery! The entrance to Sycamore Canyon is a driveway just southwest of the entrance to the cemetery. Heavy rain cancels; in the case of light rain or recent rain meet at this location to caravan to an alternate site.

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November 2019 Program: What’s new with Whittier Narrows Natural Area

November 14, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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What's new with Whittier Narrows Natural Area will be the topic presented by Thomas Keeney. Please note that our program is one week earlier than we normally meet. Thomas Keeney will discuss the Whittier Narrows Dam Safety Modification Study which is a Corps of Engineers project which will be restoring riparian and coastal sage breeding habitats, and long term monitoring for Least Bell's Vireo and California Gnatcatcher. Keeney is the Senior Terrestrial Ecologist /Biological Sciences Manager for the U.S. Army…

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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

Sycamore Canyon Bird Walk

December 14, 2019, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sycamore Canyon, 5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90609 United States
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Meet at the gate to the Sycamore Canyon trail at 8:00 a.m. sharp. The trail is located adjacent to Rose Hills Cemetery gate 17, but note that the trail is not in the cemetery! The entrance to Sycamore Canyon is a driveway just southwest of the entrance to the cemetery. Heavy rain cancels; in the case of light rain or recent rain meet at this location to caravan to an alternate site.

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December 2019 Program: Photo-sharing Evening

December 19, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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Many of our members are very fine amateur photographers.  Our December general meeting is traditionally a photo share evening. Bring some of your favorite photos on a thumb drive or CD and Jay Oberholtzer will perform computer magic to put your picture on the big screen. When choosing your offerings, remember that we want the time to see everyone's pictures, so PLEASE OBSERVE A 25 PICTURE LIMIT. The meeting will be at the Whittier Community Center.  The program is free…

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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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Bird Walk at Whittier Narrows Nature Center

January 5, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave.
South El Monte, CA, CA United States
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Celebrate National Bird Day with Whittier Narrows Nature Center!

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Sycamore Canyon Bird Walk

January 11, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sycamore Canyon, 5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90609 United States
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Meet at the gate to the Sycamore Canyon trail at 8:00 a.m. sharp. The trail is located adjacent to Rose Hills Cemetery gate 17, but note that the trail is not in the cemetery! The entrance to Sycamore Canyon is a driveway just southwest of the entrance to the cemetery. Heavy rain cancels; in the case of light rain or recent rain meet at this location to caravan to an alternate site.

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January Program: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

January 16, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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Chapter President Larry Schmahl and his wife Jennifer recently traveled to Punta Arenas, Chile for a birding tour around Patagonia.  They will share some images from their trip. The Whittier Area Audubon General Meeting is the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm.  The program is free and light refreshments are served.

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