Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
|Last updated December 2, 2013
Serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula and
the Greater South Bay Area
Audubon leaders Stephanie Bryan and Dinuk Magammana will lead this walk through the garden, located in Palos
Verdes. There is a minimal charge for nonmembers of the SCBG Foundation; you may join at the entrance. The garden
is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes. Click the link above for directions.
|South Coast Botanic Garden Birdwalk; Leaders: Dinuk Magammana; Stephanie Bryan
First Sunday and Third Wednesday:
December 1, 18; January 5, 15 Time: 8 A.M. - 12 Noon South Coast Botanic Garden
Join leader Martin Byhower for a 3-hour walk around Harbor Park and see what interesting birds you can spot. Meet in
the parking area adjacent to the bike path at the southwest corner of the park, between Anaheim Street and Vermont Ave.
Click the link above for directions. Also see the detailed description for additional information.
Visit the best birding areas in the South Bay with Dave Moody and Friends. Meet at Madrona Marsh Nature Center
parking lot. Click the link above for directions.
|"Tour de Torrance;" Leader: Dave Moody; on the following
December 3, 17, 31; January 7, 21 Time: 8:30 A.M. Madrona Marsh Nature Center
Madrona Marsh is the last vernal marsh in the LA Basin. It is home to a number of rare habitats that attract many
hard-to-find species of plants, birds and other animals. These free walks are held on the second Wednesday of each
month, beginning at 8 A.M. from the gate on Plaza del Amo, just west of Madrona Ave. Click the link above for directions.
If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned bird (or other mammal) the South Bay Wildlife
Rehab organization can help. Visit their website or call (310) 378-9921 for assistance.
|2013 Final Fledge Tally:
37 Western Bluebirds
14 Tree Swallows
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|IMPORTANT! PV/SB Audubon field trips are generally free, but donations of any amount
are much appreciated and will help support programs of the PV/SB Audubon chapter.
Our speakers for the evening will be Anita and Bob Caplan, who will give a brief overview of Himalayan birding
developments: what's endangered, coming back, and thriving - and why. Also this evening is a special motion picture
presentation: The Yak Guesthouse. She was a geographer with a lifelong dream, reaching Tibet's 22,000 foot Mt.
Kailash, Hindu home of the Gods, Buddhist Center of the Universe. No one was permitted to climb the peak, but
pilgrims could circle it. But where's the adventure in that? Then Anita discovered that the route would never drop below
15,000 feet. Deadly landslides, swift rivers, and fierce storms threatened the expedition and her family. Could sparkling
night skies, extraordinary people, and determination sustain it? And more importantly, what really happened to her at
Drolmo La, 18,000 feet above the world's great oceans? Everyone welcome! Come and enjoy the program, have some
light refreshments, socialize with friends, and fill out a ticket for the door prize drawing. Prizes are donated by Wild Birds
Unlimited. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503.
|PV/SB Audubon 3rd Tuesday Get-Together
7 P.M. Tuesday, December 17, 2013
|Alondra Park: 2013 Final Fledge Tally:
11 Western Bluebirds