Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
|Last updated December 7, 2013
Serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula and
the Greater South Bay Area
Audubon leaders Stephanie Bryan and Dinuk Magammana will lead this walk through the garden, located in Palos
Verdes. 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, Third Wednesday; Leaders: Dinuk Magammana; Stephanie Bryan
December 1, 18; January 5, 15 Time: 8 A.M. - 12 Noon South Coast Botanic Garden
Join leader Martin Byhower for a 3-hour walk around Harbor Park and see what interesting birds you can spot. Meet in
the parking area adjacent to the bike path at the southwest corner of the park, between Anaheim Street and Vermont Ave.
Click the link above for directions. Also see the detailed description for additional information.
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
December 3, 17, 31; January 7, 21 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.
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.
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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.
Our speakers for the evening will be Anita and Bob Caplan, who will give a brief overview of Himalayan birding
developments: what's endangered, coming back, and thriving - and why. Also this evening is a special motion picture
presentation: The Yak Guesthouse. She was a geographer with a lifelong dream, reaching Tibet's 22,000 foot Mt.
Kailash, Hindu home of the Gods, Buddhist Center of the Universe. No one was permitted to climb the peak, but
pilgrims could circle it. But where's the adventure in that? Then Anita discovered that the route would never drop below
15,000 feet. Deadly landslides, swift rivers, and fierce storms threatened the expedition and her family. Could sparkling
night skies, extraordinary people, and determination sustain it? And more importantly, what really happened to her at
Drolmo La, 18,000 feet above the world's great oceans? 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, December 17, 2013
|"Madrona Revealed" A Photography Exhibit by Lance Hill
Artist's Reception at Madrona Marsh:
6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Friday, December 13, 2013
This is Lance's very first exhibition of his bird and nature photos. Please stop by to see his work and enjoy light
refreshments. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503.
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
Butterflies above to see
the movie poster!
|PV/SB Audubon 48th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Sunday, December 22, 2013
Attention Birders! We're looking for people to assist with this years count, so if you'd like to help out we have a terrific mix of
habitats that need volunteers. What can you look forward to? You will be able to explore the wilds of the PV Peninsula, stroll
the local flatlands and wetlands, scan the ocean from one of the best shore-based pelagic hotspots on the west coast,
observe unique endemic channel-island subspecies, and be a part of the team that is consistently in the top 30 counts
nation-wide. Several rarities have been spotted in our area recently, so just imagine what you might find!!
Following the count we have a fantastic potluck for all volunteers at the Madrona Marsh nature Center. Would you like to
help out? If so, please email Tracy Drake at email@example.com.