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Sepulveda Basin Field Trip: Saturday, 14 March, 8:00 AM

March 5, 2020

The trip will go as scheduled unless it’s actually raining at 8 AM start time
The grass and crushed granite pathway will likely be damp. Use appropriate footwear.

Dawn at the Sepulveda Wildlife Reserve (Joe Doherty)
Unfortunately, we get there a bit later.

Osprey (C.Bragg)

The Osprey has his own pondside platform (C.Bragg)

Only 15 minutes from Santa Monica, Chuck Almdale will show us around one of San Fernando Valley’s best birding spots, where – unless it’s become a giant lake from any recent rainfall – we’ll check the fields, pond, riparian areas and Los Angeles River for migrants and wintering birds. If we’re not too pokey we’ll make it over to Lake Balboa for Ross’s Goose and whatever else may be around. Expect ducks, raptors, herons, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, thrushes, flycatchers, wrens, corvids, kinglets, warblers, sparrows, blackbirds, finches and more. The whole kit and the caboodle!

Family Guide: 1-2 miles easy walking on level crushed granite path. Dress in layers, bring water & snack, wear footwear suitable for possibly damp paths.

Link to Google Map

Directions:  SAN DIEGO FWY (I-405) north over the hill and past #101 Fwy to first exit at BURBANK BLVD. Go west (left) to WOODLEY AVE. Turn north (right) on WOODLEY AVE.  to sign on right for WILDLIFE RESERVE AREA. Drive east, continue past  the small traffic circle and meet at the last parking lot on the left. Bathrooms nearby. Arrive early and find the parakeets, Chipping Sparrows, Pine Siskins and maybe an immature Bald Eagle!
Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot
Leader: Chuck Almdale email:


American White Pelican & Black-crowned Night-Heron (Ray Juncosa 12/12/15)

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