Birding the Spreading Grounds
Saturday, March 4, 2023
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Leaders: Luke Tiller and Corey Husic
The water control basins at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds offer excellent habitat for a wide range of birds. Over the years, more than 220 bird species have ben recorded at this local hotspot, including several exciting rarities. In the winter months, large numbers of waterfowl and gulls tend to congregate here. With the recent rains, the basins are full… of water and ducks! A trip to the spreading grounds is always worth it—you never know what you might see.
This trip will involve a slow, flat 2.5 mi stroll around the spreading grounds on paved or compacted trails.
Participant limit: none
Photo: Snowy Egret (Egretta thula). Photo by Chris Spurgeon
Field Trip General Notes
This field trip is offered by reservation only. Trip details such as meeting time and location will be emailed to participants before the tour departs.
Midweek Nice and Easy Birding Club with Ed Stonick
3rd Wednesday of each month, 8AM
Pasadena Audubon is relaunching what used to be our midweek “Magpie Study Group” events. Given that these tongue-in-cheek midweek trips involve little studying and even fewer magpies last year we thought we’d change the name to something that is just a little more descriptive. What these walks will offer is some easy paced birding, with generous later morning start times (8:00-9:00am) typically at just one local 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 you will need to read our guidelines on field trips.
Then, sign up below. Once you complete the sign up you will be able to access and download the meeting time and locations for the Nice and Easy trips in the coming year. Unlike other current PAS trips these tours will not limit the number of participants.
Questions? Email Ed Stonick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Tiller at email@example.com.