Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
Last updated August 20, 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);  
Martin Byhower; Stephanie Bryan
August 3; September 7 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
August 5, 19; September 2, 16, 30 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
August 13; September 10  Time:  8 A.M.  Madrona Marsh Nature Center  
PVSB Audubon is a Proud Affiliate of NABS
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Coming Up
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.
Our speaker for the night will be Lisa Fimiani from Los Angeles Audubon, presenting a program entitled
Birds and Mammals of Namibia and Botswana.” Lisa will be sharing photos of the birds and mammals she saw
while there, and talk about Botswana as an Important Bird Area (IBA).
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, September 16, 2014
Now playing at the California Science Center IMAX Theater, this Award-Winning film is a
must-see for nature lovers everywhere!  

Embark on a journey that spans thousands of miles, three countries and several generations -
tracking real monarch butterflies that leave Canada for their mysterious Mexican winter haven.
Based on true events,
Flight of the Butterflies 3D follows the extraordinary migration of the
monarch butterfly and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart of Toronto, who spent 40
years to unearth where they went each fall. Discover a truly spectacular sight: hundreds of
millions of butterflies in the hidden butterfly sanctuaries high in the mountains of the States of
Michoacán and Mexico.

Printable Discount Tickets are available for Audubon Members and friends!
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D!
Click on the Monarch
s above to see
the movie poster!
Birds and Mammals of Namibia and Botswana
Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance