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

April-May 2018 Wrentit Newsletter


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Spring is here, Time for Birdathon!


Birdathon is a fund­raiser where teams collect "per bird species" pledges from their friends, family or anyone who wants to sponsor them. Pledges can be as little as 5 cents a species. Of course, the sky's the limit. Then teams go birding on either April 27, 28, or 29 and try to find as many bird species as possible. Sponsors then make donations to PAS based on the number of species found by the team they sponsored.

The team raising the most funds is honored at the June dinner with a hearty round of applause and a very birdy prize!

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Announcing the new PAS Zazzle Shop!


You can now order PAS t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more through our Zazzle shop: Click here. Zazzle is a print-on-demand company, which means when you order it, they print it. So you can get your chic and comfortable birder gear in many different colors, sizes, and styles!

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March Workshop: Owls of SoCal


Workshop: Tuesday, March 27, from 7 pm to 9 pm
Field trip: Saturday, March 31 from 6 pm to midnight

Lance Benner

Due to its geography, Southern California hosts one of the highest concentrations of owl species in the country. Twelve owl species occur in here and at least ten of them breed here. This workshop will discuss Southern Californian owls, their adaptations, biology, vocalizations, geographic distributions, and where to find them. The talk will make extensive use of range maps from eBird and owl recordings and sonograms of our local species.

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Birds and Beans


Do you love coffee almost as much as you love birds? Then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to join the PAS Coffee Club. Enjoy your morning brew knowing that you are helping protect important migratory bird habitat.

Birds & Beans® is the only US coffee brand selling solely shade grown, organic, Fair Trade, Smithsonian ‘Bird Friendly®’ certified beans. Great for birds, family farmers and their workers and the Earth we all share. Great tasting coffee too!

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Great Backyard Bird Count is February 16th-19th, 2018


Celebrate the Year of the Bird by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! The GBBC is an annual community science event that creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations across the world. All you have to do is count birds for 15 minutes on one or more days between February 16th and 19th. But you can count longer, more often, and in as many places as you like.

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Conservation Links from the January 2018 General Meeting


The Conservation report in January referred to a couple of topics that are more fully explained by other web sites.

To see the L.A. Times story on how water conservation also yielded significant energy conservation, go here.

To learn more about the Ctiy of Pasadena's new Climate Action Plan, go here.

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Cal Fire Plan Threatens Huge Swaths of Native Habitat


Pasadena Audubon opposes the plan by Cal Fire to destroy large amounts of native California habitat in the name of fire suppression. You have until January 12 to comment on this misguided plan.

Written comments are preferred via email and may be submitted to VegetationTreatment@bof.ca.gov. Emailed comments should include your name, address, and daytime telephone number so a representative of the Board can contact you if clarifications regarding your comments are required. Comments may also be mailed to the following address:

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Hahamongna Update: The revised EIR has been released. What happens next?


We need to speak up and tell the Board of Supervisors: Save Hahamongna!

The County Flood Control District has released their revisions to the Final Environmental Impact Report for the "Big Dig" in Hahamongna. The revisions have not addressed our concerns nor changed the size of the project. We need to continue to advocate for a project that is smaller, slower, and safer for the community and for wildlife. More information on the history of the project can be found at savehahamonga.org .

Here are some of the issues:

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Rubio Canyon Surveys


Volunteers from the Pasadena Audubon Society conducted a series of approximately weekly bird surveys on the Rubio Canyon property acquired by the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) from April 7 to June 26, 2016. The purpose of the surveys was to determine species using the property, define breeding birds vs. migrants, determine diversity of species and check for use by any Special Status species. The surveys were coordinated by Lance Benner and Kym Buzdygon (Pasadena Audubon).

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