Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
Last updated October 3, 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 will lead this walk through the garden, located in Palos Verdes. See Martin Byhower'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, Select Sundays and Wednesdays (see dates below);  
Leaders: Steve Dexter, Manuel Duran, Ed Griffin
October 11; November 8 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
October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 17 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
October 14, 24; November 11, 28  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.
Our speaker for the night will be Dr. Brynne L. Bryan, giving a presentation on the Diatoms from San Gabriel Streams.  
to Madrona Marsh 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.
PVSB Audubon 3rd Thesday Get-Together
“Diatoms from San Gabriel Streams” Presented by Dr. Brynne Bryan
October 20, 7:00 P.M. at the  Madrona Marsh Nature Center
PVPLC’s Cactus Wren Citizen Science Monitoring
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.
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