Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
Last updated April 7, 2015

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, Select Sundays and Wednesdays (see dates below);  
Leaders: Martin Byhower; Stephanie Bryan
April 12, 15, 18; May 10, 20 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 will be
canceled from June through October.
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
April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 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, last Saturday;  Leader: Bob Shanman
April 8, 25; May 13, 23  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.
(Click photos to enlarge)
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.
Please join the PV/SB Audubon Society for an interesting presentation about the Alondra Native Plant Garden. The
Alondra Island Native Plant Garden was first planted in 1998 by Jeanne Bellemin, Professor of Zoology at neighboring
El Camino College. It began as a sort of field laboratory for her students in Environmental Biology and has thrived with
the help of many students from Field Zoology, Field Entomology and Horticulture classes. The plants are all native
California plants and therefore have improved the habitat for and encouraged insect diversity and the birds that
appreciate the food diversity.  In this presentation Professor Jeanne Bellemin will address the garden history, plants,
and developments and future plans followed by a discussion of the bird life there by Eric Brooks, regular garden
volunteer and sprinkler man, Ann Brooks, and Dave Moody.

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, April 21, 2015
“Alondra Native Plant Garden: Improving Habitat for Wildlife"
Presented by Jeanne Bellamin, Ann Brooks, and Eric Brooks
Announcing PVPLC’s Cactus Wren Citizen Science Monitoring
Training begins in February!
You are invited to join our new Citizen Science Program for monitoring the charismatic
cactus wrens in our preserves. This will be an annual program to track the birds, their nests,
and their success in rearing babies. Training will take place in February. The monitoring will
begin in March and last through August. Volunteers are asked to perform a minimum of four
hours of monitoring monthly.

Training will be conducted on the following dates, starting at 9:00 and ending at noon:
Saturday, February 7
Saturday, February 14
Saturday, March 7
If you would like to join this program, please respond to Ann Dalkey, Stewardship Associate in Research, Palos Verdes
Peninsula Land Conservancy.

310-541-7613 x208 (Office days Tues-Thurs)  or
**There are two changes to the calendar in Hummin'. The Salton
Sea-Morongo-Joshua Tree trip will be May 1-3 and the field trip
to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will be Sunday May 10.