Los Angeles Audubon Society October 13, 2010 monthly meeting
- Hi Birders
You are cordially invited to attend the general meeting for Los
Angeles Audubon Society, 7:30pm, Wednesday October 13, 2010 in
Plummer Park, 7335 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046,
room 1 in the West Hollywood Community Hall. Parking is available on
the Santa Monica Blvd. entrance side to the south and the lot behind
LAAS on Fountain Ave. to the north. There is abundant on-street
parking after 7:00pm on the south side of Santa Monica Blvd., across
the street from Plummer Park and the West Hollywood Community Center.
During January and February, many reports of Swainson's Hawk
sightings are reported to the local listservs. in Anza Borrego,
hundreds if not thousands, these hawks can be seen moving through
this time of the year. Come and listen to this great talk and learn
about these long-distance traveler's migration path.
Scott Thomas and Pete Bloom presents "The Swainson's Hawk Migration
in southern California"
Every spring, reports of kettles of Swainson's Hawks flying through
the Los Angeles basin are posted on the local bird reports. This a
great opportunity to listen to Scott Thomas and Pete Bloom, both
biologists who band and study raptors, will focus their discussion on
Swainson's Hawk travels through southern California on their way to
and from breeding grounds, including the closest area, the Antelope
Valley. Scott will touch on the migration, discuss his hopes to use
satellite telemetry as part of the studies at Borrego Springs, and
touch on the other California breeding areas, including the central
valley and the great basin. Scott and Pete will talk a bit about this
hawk's entire range from North America to South America- a term Scott
likes to use - Life Range.
November 10, 2010 meeting will be Bob Barnes: "Kern River Valley/
Southern Sierra Nevada Birds and Birding"
We hope to see you this night!
Los Angeles Audubon Society Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader
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