Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
Last updated October 2, 2014

Serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula and
the Greater South Bay Area
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Bonaparte's Gull; Photo by Nancy Feagans
Western Bluebird; Photo by Jess Morton
Hanging a Bluebird nest box; photo by Efrain Iniguez
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Ongoing Field Trips
Audubon leaders Martin Byhower and Stephanie Bryan will lead this walk through the garden, located in Palos Verdes.
See Martin's
recent article on birdwalks in the Garden. There is a minimal charge for nonmembers of the SCBG
; 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, First Sunday and Third Wednesday (see notice below);  
Leaders: Martin Byhower; Stephanie Bryan
October 5; November 2 Time:  8 A.M. - 12 Noon  South Coast Botanic Garden

All Second Sunday birdwalks at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park are
canceled indefinitely due to construction at the Park.

All Third Wednesday birdwalks at South Coast Botanic Garden are
canceled until further notice.
Questions? Send email to:
Burrowing Owl, White's Point;  Photo by Steve Wolfe
Western Bluebird Nestlings in Box 13 at Harbor Park; Photo by Dan Lee
Wandering Tattler, Marina Del Rey Jetty; Photo by Dan Lee
Female Western Bluebird on Nest, Harbor Park; Photo by Dan Lee
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," Tuesdays; Leader: Dave Moody;  on the following
October 7, 21, 28; November 4, 18 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.  
  Madrona Marsh Birdwalk, Second Wednesday;  Leader: Bob Shanman
October 8; November 12  Time:  8 A.M.  Madrona Marsh Nature Center  
PVSB Audubon is a Proud Affiliate of NABS
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Immature King Eider; Photo by Nancy Feagans
If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned bird (or other mammal) the South Bay Wildlife
organization can help. Visit their website or call (310) 378-9921 for assistance.
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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.
Diatoms are single-celled plant-like organisms at the base of the food web in streams and ponds. Our speaker for the
night will be
Dr. Brynne Bryan who will show us some pictures of some of the diatoms she has collected in various
places. Afterward, she will show us how to recognize a diatom in fresh samples, and how to tell some of them apart.
Click here for the
full program description. 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, O
ctober 21, 2014
“Diatoms of Local Waterways”
Presented by Dr. Brynne Bryan
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance
California Native Plant Sale
Friday October 3 - Saturday October 4
When:  Friday October 3rd from 5pm to 7pm -- for members only (join at the door)
Saturday October 4th from 9am to 2pm --free and open to all    
Where:  Madrona Marsh Nature Center,  3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
South Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has held this annual fundraiser for many years and it
gets larger and more popular each time.

We will have 1000's of native plants for sale for sun and shade---trees to groundcovers.  A list of plants we plan to have
available may be found at

There is no better way to attract birds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife than to plant California native plants in your
garden landscape. For additional information, see the event details at:
Native Plant Sale Flyer.