Monthly chapter meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at Eaton Canyon Nature Center (1750 N. Altadena Drive in Pasadena). Refreshments and socializing begin at 7:00 pm and programs are presented from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Programs for youth begin at 6:45pm.
North American Sparrows
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Renowned sparrow authority Rick Wright will discuss his recently published book, ‘Peterson Reference Guide to North American Sparrows’ and provide some insight into the world of these ‘little brown jobs.’
Christmas Bird Count Prep
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The traditional pre-count meeting will introduce the Christmas Bird Count to newcomers and alumni alike. Jon will present an overview of the count methods, procedures and checklists. Count areas will also be assigned.
On the road: A “Dirtbag” Big Year
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A big year is a personal challenge among birders who attempt to identify as many species as possible by sight or sound within a single calendar year and within a defined geographic area. In 2017, Taylor Paez did just that, traversing the lower 48 United States looking for birds while living out of her 2002 Ford Ranger. She birded 44 states, drove over 50,000 miles, and ultimately saw 643 species of birds by the end of 2017. Join us as Taylor recalls the highs and lows of life birding on the road: from “dipping on mega-rarities”, to the great successes of a life well-traveled. Taylor is from just down the street in Monrovia and is the Publicity Chair of PAS’s Board.