Upcoming Field Trips

PAS is cautiously resuming outdoor birding field trips, following all known county and city health codes applicable to the field trip sites and planned activities. Read our latest guidelines.

The quickest way to find out about upcoming trips and registration details is via our member's eblast (these will likely come out in the last week of month prior to the trip). If you have not already signed up for our eblasts .

Midweek Nice and Easy Birding Club walks!

Longtime Pasadena Audubon members will remember our midweek “Magpie Study Group” events. Well, we're bringing them back! But given that these tongue-in-cheek midweek trips involve little studying, and even fewer magpies, we thought we’d change the name to something that is just a little more descriptive. So, say hello to our "Nice and Easy Birding Club" walks!

These walks offer some easy paced birding, with generously later morning start times (8:00am-9:00am) typically at just the one location at sites that are picked for both their quality of birding and accessibility for birders.

Upcoming trips will include the Los Angeles River, San Gabriel Spreading Grounds and more. Trips will mainly be run by PAS guide Ed Stonick, with some guest appearances from some other PAS trip leaders.

To sign up for the trips follow these steps...

  1. Read our guidelines on field trips here
  2. Complete our signup and waiver form here.
  3. Once you complete the form you will then be able to see the meeting time and location for the Nice and Easy trips in the coming months. Unlike most of our other trips, where you will be emailed these details, this time you will need to make a note to save the meeting time and location for these forthcoming trips yourself.

Los Angeles Arboretum Monthly Bird Walk

Sunday, November 14, 2021
Morning (check exact time when registering)
Trip Leader: Katy Mann

We are excited to partner again with the Los Angeles County Arboretum to offer free monthly bird walks to PAS members. Please note that due to new rules implemented by LA Arboretum these trips will only be open to current PAS members (and not friends of members as in past years). In other words each sign up and registration is for one person only!!!

This field trip is offered by reservation only. Reservations will go live on the Los Angeles Arboretum website on November 8 at 9 a.m. Register here. Also be sure to check out the Arboretum's current COVID policies.
PHOTO: Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by Luke Tiller.

North Slope of the San Gabriels

Saturday, November 20, 2021
7:30AM - midday
Trip Leader: Luke Tiller

Join PAS for their famous North Slope trip. Heading to the eastern end of the San Gabriels and the Antelope Valley we will seek out some of the interesting denizens and winter visitors to these remote sections. From high desert to mountain peaks the trip promises a host of interesting species, and the potential for lots more from White-headed Woodpeckers and Pygmy Nuthatches to Ferruginous Hawks and Bell's Sparrows and everything in between.
PHOTO: Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) by Luke Tiller.

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. If you miss out on the initial places you will be added to a waitlist and will be emailed by trip leaders if a place opens up. If you are unable to attend a booked trip please email the trip leaders and allow them to make your space available to someone on the wait list.

See our full interim field trip guidelines here.

Trip details such as meeting time and location will be emailed to participants before the tour departs.

Registration for this field trip will open at about 5 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

This field trip is filled. Sign up here and we'll contact you if space opens up.

Huntington Library

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Saturday, November 27, 2021 (and fourth Saturday of every month)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trip Leader: Mark Hunter

We are excited to announce that our free monthly field trips will be restarting at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino!
Please note that due to new rules implemented by The Huntington these trips will only be open to current PAS members (and not friends of members as in past years), and you will be asked to present a PAS membership card at the ticket office in order to pick up your entrance ticket.

Prior to the trip, a Pasadena Audubon representative will be in contact with you to confirm your participation on the tour and our membership manager may be in contact if there are issues with your membership (last month we had a couple of lapsed members sign up). Please keep an eye out for these emails and please do not just show up at the gate without confirmation of your place. You can sign up for PAS membership here. If you have questions about membership cards please contact PAS Membership Chair Graham Hamby at graham.hamby@gmail.com.

For the Huntington's latest visitor COVID safety requirements visit https://www.huntington.org/plan-your-visit.

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. If you miss out on the initial places you will be added to a waitlist and will be emailed by the trip leaders if a place opens up. If you are unable to attend a booked trip please email the trip leader and allow them to make your space available to someone on the wait list.

See our full interim field trip guidelines here.

Sorry, this field trip is filled.