Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
Last updated April 3, 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 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
April 6, 16; May 4, 21 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.

Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Birdwalk, Second Sunday;  Leader: Martin Byhower
Time:  8 A.M.
 Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
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
April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27 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
April 9; May 14  Time:  8 A.M.  Madrona Marsh Nature Center  
PVSB Audubon is a Proud Affiliate of NABS
Visit us on Facebook:  PV/SB Audubon Society
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
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.
Be sure to check out this informative video:
Restoring the Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly
Dinuk Magammana's Nature Documentary:  Winter Magic at Madrona Marsh
This evening's featured speaker is ecologist Ann Dalkey from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy who will
give a presentation on
Habitat Restoration and the Bird Community. Ann will talk about the 5-year study and restoration
project, starting from “before,” a weed-infested habitat, through the “after,” a maturing native plant community and what the
birds did throughout the process. 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 15, 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
Butterflie
s above to see
the movie poster!
Here's your chance to support your local Audubon Chapter and have a chance to win some great prizes as well! We're
having a major fundraising event that includes an
Opportunity Drawing for some terrific prizes donated by local merchants:
  • A Nikon Coolpix S01 Camera, and also a $100 Gift Certificate towards Paul's Photo classes. Both items are
    donated by Mark Comon, Paul's Photo & Creative Photo Academy.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Purchase tickets at our Third-Tuesday Get-Togethers at Madrona Marsh Nature Center, at
Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance, or from any Board Member. The drawing for the winning tickets will be held on
Saturday,
April 19, 2014
at the Chapter's Earth Day Celebration at Madrona Marsh. Winners need not be present. Out-of-area winners
may have their prize shipped at no charge.
  • A Feeder station setup including hardware, squirrel baffle, two feeders, two 20-lb bags of appropriate seed, and
    seed scoop. The retail value is approximately $300. Donated by Wild Birds Unlimited.
  • And the Grand Prize: a Vortex Razor Spotting Scope 65mm with a 15-45 zoom lens, plus a Vortex Pro GT Tripod,
    retail value $1350.  Donated by Bob Shanman/Wild Birds Unlimited.
Palos Verdes South Bay Audubon Spring 2014 Fundraiser!
  • Framed and Matted Color Wildlife Photographs. Donated by Photographer Paul Blieden.
** April 19th is fast approaching so be sure to get your Opportunity Drawing tickets soon!
** April 19th is fast approaching so be sure to get your Opportunity Drawing tickets soon!