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

Recording Bird Sounds
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Lance Benner

Birds produce an incredible variety of sounds that can be remarkably intricate, hauntingly beautiful, and most of which are crucial for their survival.

This talk will make extensive use of recordings and sonograms; discuss why recording bird vocalizations is important; and provide suggestions for how to get started. We will discuss how to obtain recordings with cell phones, cameras, and dedicated sound recorders; how to use external microphones; fundamentals of sound editing software; and how to upload recordings to online databases, such as Xeno­Canto.org.

Lance has been recording bird sounds since 2009. His recordings have been used in research papers, educational nature programs, and for development of sound recognition software.

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 pm-9:00 pm


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!