Bird LA Day is a celebration of the incredible diversity of birds found here in Los Angeles, the "birdiest" city in the country. Due to our varied geography and location along the Pacific Flyway, Los Angeles is home to 500 of the 900 species of birds found in North America. Even here at Debs Park, birders have spotted 130 different species in our 300 acres.
Last year for Bird LA Day we led a bird walk through the park, the highlight being a huge flock of Cedar Waxwings. This year, however, we are holding a birding bonanza! We will kick the day off with a bird count - a challenge to spot as many different species as we can. We will be searching for diversity, rather than abundance. Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council has graciously provided breakfast and lunch for the event at 10 and at 1, respectively. From 10 until 3 we will have an array of art activities great for families; from calligraphy and origami, to bird hats (for human heads), to birdhouses, and more! At 11, our native plant nursery manager will give a bird-friendly garden tour. Finally, at 2:30 we will have a wild bird show featuring owls, hawks, and more, thanks to the Nature of Wildworks.
This event is completely free and there is something for everyone in the family. Please register here to give us an estimate of how many people are coming!