Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Birds of a Feather Flocking Together for Your Pleasure

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Photo Greg Lilly Photos by via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

Photo Greg Lilly Photos by via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Did you know that just a short jaunt up the 405 allows you to experience 250 bird species all in their natural habitat? The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society is leading free bird walks for the next few months and now is a great time to visit for an "out-of-the-city" vacation, according to the Encino Patch.

The 120-acre wildlife site is home to more bird species than the average Angeleno sees in a day given our freeway-bound lifestyle and cooler months (like the one we've just had) are a perfect time to see larger birds like cormorants, herons and egrets as it's an ideal spot for them to snack on fish.

Kris Ohlenkamp, Conservation Chair of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, has led bird walks for the past 30 years and still marvels you can see 60 to 70 species of birds during a morning walk.

Support for LAist comes from

The SVF Audubon Society leads free bird walks for adults and families on the second Saturday of each month from October through March. Ahhh, the perfect getaway from our crazy urban life.