This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is on one of our amazing bird walk leaders, Adam Levitan. Adam led his first bird walk here at the Center in April of 2016 and has been leading them once a month ever since, in addition to leading groups for our Christmas and Bird LA Day bird counts. That’s almost forty community bird walks and counts! Adam enjoys serving as a liaison between the local community and the bird world, and getting people involved with Debs Park and the Center.
Since many people that come out to our bird walks are just getting into birding or are attending a bird walk for their first time, Adam values the educational aspect of the Center bird walks and appreciates the opportunity to share his love and knowledge of birds and native plants with others. Adam lives right here in Montecito Heights, and when he’s not working or leading walks here at the Center you can find him tending to his native plant garden, refilling his bird feeders and fountains, and birding in his own backyard or somewhere around Debs Park.
Adam’s favorite bird of prey is an American kestrel, which can occasionally be seen around the park, and his favorite songbird that he was especially excited to see this year is a lazuli bunting, which can be found at Debs during Spring migration. We are so grateful for the time, energy, passion, and knowledge that Adam has contributed to the Center and local community. His kind and giving spirit inspires our team to continue doing the work that we do. Adam leads bird walks here every third Saturday, so come on out! This is an excellent opportunity to meet Adam, connect with other local birders, and to learn about native plant and birds within a fun and open environment. Adam’s next walk will be Saturday, July 20th at 8am!