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 new guidelines.

Black Swifts and Lesser Nighthawks

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Late afternoon/evening

Trip Leaders: Taylor Paez and Luke Tiller

Black Swifts, so enigmatic was this species that up until 2012 ornithologists still had no idea where the birds wintered. We will seek out these aerial acrobats at Claremont Wilderness Park, the only reliable spot in LA County to find this most mysterious of birds. The swifts are best looked for late in the day and so we will spend a couple of pre-dusk hours seeking them out. On our return towards Pasadena we will make a sundown stop in Duarte to look for displaying Lesser Nighthawks.

Not a morning person, then this may be the perfect PAS trip for you!

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 3-5 days before the departure of the tour.

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