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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

Field Trips

C'est Chouette: San Gabriel Mountain Owls

Saturday, May 27, 2017

6:30pm - midnight

Trip is now full and there is a waiting list

Join us as we search for owls and nightjars in the higher areas of the San Gabriel Mountains.

We'll start shortly before sunset when we'll look for Northern Pygmy Owl and diurnal montane species, and then after dark we'll look for Flammulated Owl, Northern Saw­whet Owl, Spotted Owl, Western Screech Owl, Great Horned
Owl, and Common Poorwill.

Limited to 10 people who did not attend the owl trip in December 2016. Please email the leader to reserve a spot.

Lance Benner

Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

8:00 am - 11:00 am

A special benefit for Pasadena Audubon Society members is the chance to bird the Huntington Library grounds. Attendance is by reservation only and limited to 15 participants. Members may bring one non-member guest, space permitting. We thank our member and Huntington curator, Dan Lewis, for making these trips possible.

Contact Mark Hunter by email.

Trip leaders vary.

Tejon Ranch

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Note trip is now full and there is a waiting list

Join us for an all day (*weather permitting, of course) Cross Ranch Tour (CRT). At 422 contiguous square miles, or 240,000 acres, Tejon Ranch is the largest piece of privately held property in California. We will head across the ranch in search of Burrowing Owl, Greater Roadrunner, Golden Eagles and California Condors.

Trip Requirements: a) be a PAS member b) sign up with gillilandsusan@gmail.com c) pay Tejon Ranch fee d) more details and directions will be provided to registered participants.

Frank and Susan Gilliland

County Arboretum

Saturday, June 10, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 am

This easy walk is for birders of all ages and experience levels. Meet on the steps leading to the entrance of the Arboretum. Admission is $5 – free for members of the Aboretum or Audubon, and free for children under 12.

Julia Ray

Chilao Visitor Center

Sunday June 11, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Chilao Visitor Center walks will continue each month, weather and
road conditions permitting. (No walks in February or March this stormy winter.)

Chilao, 2.6 miles north of I-210 on Angeles Crest (State Hwy 2) is a good place to see woodpeckers and we often see four or more species on a walk. Mountain Quail are somewhat elusive but still seen or heard about half the time. You can also expect Purple Finches, Steller's Jays, Dark-eyed Juncos and several species of nuthatches and others totaling about 30 species during the 2-hour walk

Hill Penfold

Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

Sunday, June 18, 2017

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Pasadena Audubon and Eaton Canyon Nature Center are cosponsoring monthly walks at Eaton Canyon. The walks are led by Hill Penfold who has been leading them at ECNC for many years. Hill is wonderful with birders of all levels and Eaton Canyon is one of the best locations to learn the birds of the Pasadena area.

The walks are held on the third Sunday of each month. Meet at the flagpole:bring water, binoculars, hats, but no dogs .

Hill Penfold

Magpie Bird Study Group

Descanso Gardens

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. We bird 9:00 am to
about 11:30 am, have a sack lunch, and have a short business meeting.
All PAS members welcome!

Julia Ray and Sid Heyman

Throop Peak

Sunday June 24, 2017

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us as we explore one of the highest altitude trails in the San Gabriel Mountains during the peak time of year for montane birds. We'll hike at a leisurely pace to the summit of Throop Peak (elevation: about 9100 feet) as we search for Williamson's Sapsucker, White­headed Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Townsend's Solitaire, Red Crossbill, and other montane species.

Meet at Dawson Saddle at mile 69.6 on the Angeles Crest Highway, about 45 miles from I­210 in La Canada. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, bug repellant, sturdy shoes, a hat, and a coat. The hike is about four miles round­trip; a few sections are steep, and all of it is at altitudes in excess of 7900 feet. Please carpool and plan for 90 minutes to drive from Pasadena

Lance Benner

Dana Point Pelagic Trip

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Note trip is sold out and there is now a waitlist

Price $65.00

(Online price is $67.00 to cover transaction costs).

We are excited to announce our first eight­-hour dedicated pelagic trip! We will depart from Dana Point on the speedy Ocean Explorer and spend most our time at sea in Los Angeles County waters. This longer trip will help us connect with species that are harder to see from just your average whale watch, and chartering the boat will allow us focus specifically on the birds. PAS will be providing expert pelagic tour leaders (Kimball Garrett and Jon Feenstra) for this trip to help pick out interesting species. Birds that might be encountered include a variety of shearwaters, jaegers, phalaropes, alcids, gulls and terns. One of our main targets will be the rafts of storm­-petrels that gather offshore in September, which may include both Black and Least. Uncommon and rare species discovered on similarly timed trips have included: Manx and Flesh­-footed Shearwater, Arctic Tern, Red­-footed and Blue­-footed Booby and Craveri’s Murrelet, among others.

*Please note: All tickets for this trip are now completely sold out. If you would like to be put onto a standby list for this event, please send an email to Kym Buzdygon at Kym.buzdygon@pasadenaaudubon.org Thanks to everyone for such an enthusiastic response, we hope to have more events like this in the future.*

Leader: Luke Tiller