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.

Lower L.A. River – Shorebird Extravaganza

Saturday, August 7, 2021
8:00 AM - noon

Trip Leader: Larry Allen

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 expert Larry Allen 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 and may visit Dominguez Gap Wetlands if time permits.

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.

Borderlands Shorebirds and more

Saturday, August 21, 2021
7:00 AM - lunchtime

Trip Leaders: Luke Tiller and Catherine Hamilton

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 sod fields, though 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.

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.

Peck Rd. Park -- Weeds, Mud, and Bugs

Sunday, August 29, 2021
A little after sunrise

Trip Leaders: Darren Dowell and Judi Hwa

In late August, we can expect a mix of summer resident birds at the end of nesting season, some new arrivals following post-breeding dispersal, migrating shorebirds, and others. We'll be searching the wilder parts of the park, which may mean walking up to 2 miles on terrain including rocky/sandy slopes, a bit of mud, and waist-high weeds. Peck Road Park is in Arcadia, and a bar chart with species seen at the site can be found here.

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.