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


Current Program

Mickey and Jon's Bird ID Quiz
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Mickey Long and Jon Fisher

As is traditional, we will kick off our Fall season of meetings with Mickey Long and Jon Fisher hosting an evening of bird identification challenges. This year we will be including fun and games that involve an expert panel of PAS’s birding glitterati (Dessi Sieburth, Darren Dowell and Mark Scheel). We will get into the swing of fall migration by helping sharpen your ID skills and have some laughs along the way.

Come join in the fun!

Upcoming Programs

Magical Monarchs
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Kristy Brauch

Everyone knows birds migrate, but some insects, such as butterflies and dragonflies, undertake equally impressive movements each year too. Probably most famous of those migrations is that of the Monarch Butterfly. In Fall this species undertakes a migration of thousands of miles, from breeding sites as far north as Canada to wintering sites along the California coast and into Mexico. Recent years have seen worrying declines in this incredible butterfly species.

Come learn from PAS member Kristy Brauch about these amazing butterflies and discover what we can do to help them on their journey.

The Socorro Islands: Endemics on the Edge
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Loretta Williams

What does it take to return a bird extinct in the wild to its ancestral home? A small group of ornithologists have been working for more than three decades to return the Socorro Dove that went extinct in the wild in 1978, to home on an island off the Mexican coast. Last July, public radio journalist Loretta Williams spent a month on Socorro Island tracking the plans to return the dove to the island in the coming year

Loretta Williams is an award-­winning public radio journalist. She has worked on stories that range from wildlife conflict to cochlear implants to the mysteries and promise of genetic science. She is currently working on a book about the reintroduction of various birds back to their ancestral homes.

Past Program

A Year of Birds in Los Angeles County
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
David Bell

Download David Bell's presentation

In 2013 David Bell and several other birders set out to see as many birds in Los Angeles County as possible. Dave crisscrossed just about every portion of the county and ended the year seeing 354 species (7 of which are introduced species). Dave will share photos and discuss the most compelling birds for each month of 2013, including some of the "birds that got away." This is sure to be a fun and motivating program as you continue your quest to see all the birds!