Date(s) - 08/13/2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Upper Franklin Canyon Bird Walk (Sooky Goldman Nature Center)
Join us as we take a casual walk around the ponds and trails of this urban oak woodland nature preserve. We are likely to see the resident Wood Ducks and as well chaparral bird species such as California Quail, Common Raven, Red-shouldered Hawk, Spotted and California Towhees, Song Sparrows and California Thrasher; Nesting season is coming to an end in the low lands; we will look for adults feeding nestlings and fledglings. Meet in the main parking lot for the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills 90212.
Directions: From the 101 Freeway, follow Coldwater Canyon Blvd. south for several miles to the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive (traffic signal). Make a 90 degree right turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. There is no sign indicating the entrance to the park; the turn at Franklin Canyon Road reads “Road Closed 800 Feet” and “Sunrise to Sunset”– this is the park entrance; do not make a U-turn as this will take you onto Mulholland Drive instead of Franklin Canyon. Take Franklin Canyon Dr. down to park entrance, turn at first left into the parking lot. From Sunset Blvd: go north on N. Beverly Drive to Coldwater Canyon Dr to Mulholland Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Drive. At the next traffic signal, make a left turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. continue to first parking lot on the left. If lost the morning of the walk, call (424) 298-1376 between 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Every month, the Los Angeles Audubon hosts free guided birding walks for birders of all ages and skill levels. These bird walks are a great way to see the variety of wild birds in the LA area and meet fellow bird enthusiasts. No registration is required. Just bring your binoculars, field guide (if you have one) and optional camera (but please, no aggressive photography–we don’t want to scare the birds). The bird species count will be tallied at the end of the walk for your own personal records or for submission to eBird.
Binoculars are usually available for borrowing. Water and sunscreen are recommended.
Always check the Los Angeles Audubon Bird Walk Events page prior to confirm that event details have not changed.