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
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?
Wednesday October 16, 2013
Program: The Overlooked ID Points that Make Identifying Warblers Easier
Saturday October 19th, 2013
Workshop: Identifying and Learning Warbler Vocalizations
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Irritable Owl Syndrome: 187 Species found.
The Green Team: 138 Species found.
The Big Sit: 55 Species found.
Birdathon is Pasadena Audubon's major fundraiser of the year.
Participants try to spot as many species as possible within a 24-hour period in Los
Angeles County. Supporters can pledge a lump-sum donation or, for more fun,
pledge a certain amount per species found. This year's causes are nature
education at Longfellow Elementary School in Pasadena, and Northeast Trees,
The June Wrentit featured the Flamulated Owl, and September's bird is probably just as difficult to find in our local area. The Greater Roadrunner was far more common in the Los Angeles Basin before urban development erased the wide-open habitat, and reptile population, that it needs.
Do you like to bird at the beach? Have you stopped paying attention to Brown Pelicans because they’re so common? The folks at International Bird Rescue have a favor to ask of you. When you go to the coast, keep your eyes open for Brown Pelicans with a blue band on their legs. These are birds that have been rescued and released by the IBR, and the IBR people would like to know how the birds are doing. If you see a pelican with a blue band, note the number on the band (it will be a letter and a two-digit number) and the location and condition of the bird.
They always look bigger in the tree than they do in the hand, don't they? The photo shows a Flammulated Owl that was captured during a banding session with Lance Benner and Dr. Walt Sakai in July 2011. Unlike many owls, this species is migratory, spending winters in northern Central America. It migrates to our local San Gabriel Mountains to breed in summer. By June, they are firmly established in higher-elevation Douglas Fir forest. They require tree cavities, often former woodpecker nests, to build their own nests.