Monthly Walks

Coronavirus update: Because of COVID-19, field trips have been canceled until further notice. When trips resume it will be announced here. Please stay safe! Trips canceled until further notice!

First Saturday of the Month:

Peck Road Water Conservation Park

7:30 am - 11:30 am

March - November

For the time being, the walk on the first Saturday of the month from spring through fall will be at Peck Road Water Conservation Park, which boasts a high species count (250+ over the years) due to its combination of lake, landscaped park, riparian and weedy habitats. This walk will start with easier terrain in the main park area, then may visit some of the areas within Peck that are more distant or more difficult to access later on. Depending on the season, we’ll look for ducks, gulls, shorebirds, hawks, warblers, sparrows, exotic species and/or other passerines. Meet in the main parking lot off Peck Road in Arcadia (at the boundary with El Monte). The leader will bring one scope, and it would be helpful to have one or two more.

Darren Dowell

Legg Lake and Beyond

8:00am - 1:00pm


These trips will cover several consistently good lake and river birding areas. Legg Lake has lots of water and scattered trees and has produced good waterfowl numbers and varieties as well as an impressive list of migrants and wintering birds. From there, we’ll head for either the Pico Rivera Spreading Grounds or Peck Road Park, depending on water levels and bird reports. Both often host a wide variety of water birds, including grebes, ducks, gulls, terns, egrets and shorebirds.

Driving Directions (from Pasadena): Take the 210 freeway east to the 605 freeway. Go south on the 605 freeway to the Pomona (60) freeway going west (towards Los Angeles). Exit at Santa Anita Ave. Turn left and take Santa Anita south (about one-half mile), and enter the first parking lot on your right.

Ed Stonick

Second Saturday of the Month:

County Arboretum

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.

Katy Mann

Third Sunday of the Month:

Eaton Canyon Monthly Walk

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

Third Tuesday of the Month:

Magpie Bird Study Group

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

Fourth Sunday of the Month:

Huntington Library Birdwalks

(PAS Members only)

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.