Upcoming Field Trips

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 .

Lower L.A. River – Shorebird Extravaganza

Sunday, August 7, 2022
7:00 AM - noon

Trip Leader: LukeTiller

August is about the peak of shorebird migration in Southern California as our wintering birds return and transients pass through. Come and join PAS shorebird experts for a morning honing your ID skills with the common species and working out the ID challenges posed by potential uncommon species and vagrants. This is the most exciting time for shorebird migration and the Los Angeles River can boast north of 30 species of shorebird in August. We will bird until noon focused around Willow Street.

Photo: Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos). Photo by Luke Tiller

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. Trips will currently be limited to ten people per leader 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.

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

Los Angeles Arboretum Monthly Bird Walk

Sunday, August 14, 2022
8AM - 10 AM
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 all persons attending must be current Pasadena Audubon members -- either on their own, or as part of a PAS family membership.

Not a PAS member? Join here!

This field trip is offered by reservation only. Registration is scheduled to open at 9 AM on Tuesday, August 9.


To reserve a spot go to https://www.arboretum.org/events/bird-walk-with-pasadena-audubon-8/2022-08-14. Registration is scheduled to open at 9 AM on Monday, July 6. Also be sure to check out the Arboretum's current COVID policies.

PHOTO: Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by Luke Tiller.

Borderlands Shorebirds and more...

Saturday, August 20, 2022
7:00 AM - lunchtime

Trip Leader: LukeTiller

August is a great time to look for migrant and wintering shorebirds. This trip will include birding locations on the Orange County/Los Angeles County border. We will seek out different habitats in search of shorebirds that use specific habitats: from rocky shorelines, sandy beaches, and mudflats. Highlight will be a stop at one of the crown jewels of Southern California birding: Bolsa Chica. As well as a myriad of shorebird species we will also keep our eyes open for interesting denizens of coastal sites like terns, rails and more.

Photo: Surfbird (Calidris virgata). Photo by Luke Tiller

Field Trip General Notes

This field trip is offered by reservation only. Trips will currently be limited to ten people per leader 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.

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