You are cordially invited to attend Los Angeles Audubon Society's
monthly meeting Wednesday night, October 14, 2009, 7:30pm, Plummer
Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, between La
Brea Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. Refreshments will be served after the
meeting at the bookstore.
"15 years of bird banding in the Santa Monica Mountains: What have we
Walt Sakai has been banding birds in Zuma Canyon in Los Angeles
County the past 15 years. This chaparral-covered canyon attracts many
resident and migrant bird species. It has chaparral-covered
hillsides, and sycamore and oak trees dotting the canyon bottom.
What have been some of the more unusual birds found? Do our
chaparral species seem to be doing well in this "typical" coastal
chaparral canyon? Are exotic parrots becoming more prevalent here?
Walt conducts regular monthly banding runs and tonight, he will
discuss the findings and trends of the species found in this
Walt is also the chairman for the Schreiber Grant Fund for LAAS,
which is given out to deserving non-professional avian researchers
who have limited access to funding.
We, and many others, have benefitted from his guidance at his banding
See you there!
Programs Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon Society