Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
Last updated November 12, 2014

Serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula and
the Greater South Bay Area
Contact the Webmaster:
nancy@pvsb-audubon.org
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
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, 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
NOTICE

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:
info@pvsb-audubon.org
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
Visit us on Facebook:  PV/SB Audubon Society
Immature King Eider; Photo by Nancy Feagans
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.
(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 given by Keri
Dearborn
 of Friends of the Island Fox about “Saving the Endangered Channel Island Fox”.  

The Channel Island fox is a rare species of canine found only on California’s coastal islands.
Between 1994 and 2000 the populations of island foxes on four islands plunged toward
extinction. On Santa Rosa Island, the population dropped from over 1,700 to only 15 individual
animals. Why did this happen? And what efforts were taken that changed near tragedy into the
most successful recovery of an endangered species in North American history? Come discover
the unique ecosystems of the California Channel Islands as Friends of the Island Fox
Education
Director Keri Dearborn reveal the world of the Channel Island fox and how a community working
together can save a species.


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, N
ovember 18, 2014
“Saving the Endangered Channel Island Fox
Presented by
Keri Dearborn, Friends of the Island Fox
Pat Meyer with
Channel Island Fox
Photo by Michael Lawshe