Welcome to Pasadena Audubon Society
Founded in 1904
Affiliated with the National Audubon Society
Our Mission: To bring the excitement of birds to our community through birding, education and the conservation of bird habitats
From Laura Garrett, our conservation chair:
Birders: Some of you have asked me about the situation at Hahamongna. It is not good at all. The County is collecting comments right now about their plan to permanently remove 42-120 acres of habitat from the dam up to JPL. In their draft EIR, they said the impacts to recreation, including birding would be "minimal." It is critical that we tell them this is simply not true. Their plans also permenently destroy the habitat where the Least Bell's Vireo nested in 2012.
While children look forward to December 25th with great excitement,
what gets most birders motivated at taht time of year are Christmas
Bird Counts. As the year draws to a close, what better way to end it
than participating in the Pasadena-SanGabriel Valley CBC? And after
that you'll still have then shopping days left.
Inhabitants of fast-moving streams, American Dippers are the only truly aquatic passerine
in North America. Their name derives from their incessant bobbing motion when they perch.
American Dippers feed primarily on aquatic insects and their larvae, and their presence is a
sign of a healthy stream. If the water becomes polluted or clogged with runoff from logging or
erosion, dippers will abandon it.
A very common bird in open, brushy habitats and in suburban neighborhoods,
white-crowned sparrows are a true harbinger of fall and one ofour most common
winter visitors. They are among the most widespread, numerous, and conspicuous
sparrows in North America, and as a result, they are also among the most widely studied.
Wednesday October 16, 2013
Program: The Overlooked ID Points that Make Identifying Warblers Easier
Saturday October 19th, 2013
Workshop: Identifying and Learning Warbler Vocalizations
Workshop is fully booked -- now taking a wait list
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Sponsored by Pasadena Audubon Society and Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Birding provides enjoyment and challenge throughout life, getting you outdoors on your street
or around the world. Birding increases your ability to observe and appreciate the world around
you. And finally, birding is proven to keep you young! (Well, three out of four isn't bad!) So,
why would you put off learning how to be a better birder any longer?