Anza-Borrego

Western Tanager, Vol. 83 No. 5, May–June 2017

On The Cover:  Brown-eyed Primrose | Photo by Read Howarth   About the Photographer:  Read Howarth is a disability insurance broker who lives in Los Angeles County. He moved here in 2009 from New Jersey. His then moderate lifelong interest in birding was given a jolt with his observation of a Surf Scoter in Marina Del Rey, while sailing. His first Audubon Field Trip was three years ago, on a Kurt Leuschner led trip to Anza-Borrego. It was to become the first of many Audubon walks and field trips since. Birding, sailing and volunteering as a Docent in Topanga State Park keep him out in nature and provide springboards for more educational opportunities in the natural sciences.

On The Cover: Brown-eyed Primrose | Photo by Read Howarth

About the Photographer: Read Howarth is a disability insurance broker who lives in Los Angeles County. He moved here in 2009 from New Jersey. His then moderate lifelong interest in birding was given a jolt with his observation of a Surf Scoter in Marina Del Rey, while sailing. His first Audubon Field Trip was three years ago, on a Kurt Leuschner led trip to Anza-Borrego. It was to become the first of many Audubon walks and field trips since. Birding, sailing and volunteering as a Docent in Topanga State Park keep him out in nature and provide springboards for more educational opportunities in the natural sciences.

In this issue

• L.A. Audubon's Anza-Borrego Field Trip March 2017, By Read Howarth, LAAS Member and Field Trip Participant, Photos by Read Howarth

• Birds and Other Wildlife seen on Anza-Borrego Field TripBy Kurt Leuschner, LAAS Member and Field Trip Leader | KLeuschner@collegeofthedesert.edu

• SCHREIBER GRANT UPDATE: The role of behavior in isolation: novelty and courtship across a hummingbird hybrid zone | By Brian Myers, Grant Recipient 2015

• INTERPRETING NATURE: From L.A. to Joshua Tree: Opportunities and Experiences in Nature, By Robert Jeffers, L.A. Audubon Board Member and Joshua Tree Adventure Chaperone, Spring Break 2017

• We Wish You a Merry Christmas: An Adventure, By Louis Tucker, Los Angeles Audubon Society Member and Field Trip Leader

• YOUNG BIRDERS: The Red-crowned Parrot, By Dessi Sieburth

• Birds of the Season — April 2017, By Jon Fisher

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Western Tanager, Vol. 82 No. 5, May–Jun 2016

A Caspian Tern banded 11 years ago in Oregon has been seen here in Playa del Rey. The bird was banded as a chick at East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary (near Astoria, OR) on 7/12/2005. The bird has not been seen in the study area in the Pacific northwest since 2012. (photo by Dean Schaff)

A Caspian Tern banded 11 years ago in Oregon has been seen here in Playa del Rey. The bird was banded as a chick at East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary (near Astoria, OR) on 7/12/2005. The bird has not been seen in the study area in the Pacific northwest since 2012. (photo by Dean Schaff)

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

• YOUNG AUTHORS: The Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus), By Dessi Sieburth

• Anza-Borrego Bonanza, By Nick Freeman

• Birds and Other Wildlife seen, March 19-20, 2016 Anza-Borrego field trip, by Kurt Leuschner, KLeuschner@collegeofthedesert.edu

• Birds of the Season — April 2016, By Jon Fisher

• Los Angeles Audubon’s Schoolyard Habitat Program receives generous support from UCLA students in Philanthropy as Civic Engagement Class

Western Tanager, Vol. 81 No. 5 May-Jun 2015

American Wigeon, Photo by Tony Bianchi

American Wigeon, Photo by Tony Bianchi

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

• Birds of the Season — April 2015 | Jon Fisher

• FIELD TRIP REPORT: Anza-Borrego State Park Birds, Wildflowers, Insects, and More, March 2015 | By Kurt Leuschner

• U.S. Dept. of Education honors Dorsey High School with the Green Ribbon School Award | By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Environmental Education

• The ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest 2015: Protecting our Local Birds | By Dessi Sieburth

• Disney Wildlife Conservation Representative Visits L.A. Audubon | With Stacey Vigallon & Carol Babeli

Western Tanager, Vol. 80 No. 5, May-Jun 2014

Sandhill Cranes, Pixley NWR & Kern NWR, March 25, 2014 Photo by Tommye Hite

Sandhill Cranes, Pixley NWR & Kern NWR, March 25, 2014 Photo by Tommye Hite

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Western Tanager, Vol. 80 No. 5, May-June 2014

• Birds of the Season—April 2014 | By Jon Fisher

• Conservation Art Show 2014 at Leo Politi Elementary School

• Cactus Commencement Celebration 2014

• Sandhill Crane Field Trip Pixley and Kern NWR’s | By Jim Moore

• TRIP REPORT: Anza-Borrego Birds and More (March 22-23, 2014) | By Kurt Leuschner

• Spring in Ballona —A Little Rain Can Do Wonders | By Cindy Hardin

SCHEDULES, Bird Walks, Field Trips, Monthly Program Presentations