Cindy Hardin

Western Tanager, Vol. 86 No. 1, Sep–Oct 2019

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia | Photo by Cindy Hardin

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia | Photo by Cindy Hardin

INSIDE THIS ISSUE, Vol. 86 No. 1 Sep–Oct 2019 (Coming Soon)

• Majestic Malaysia | By Cindy Rosene Hardin

•Why We Pull Weeds

•INTERPRETING NATURE: Community Birding in the Heart of Los Angeles

•BIRDS OF THE SEASON

•POEM: Affair of the Air

Majestic Malaysia | By Cindy Rosene Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education

Majestic Malaysia | By Cindy Rosene Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education

I am a huge fan of California and its natural beauty, particularly that of the Southern Region. I consider myself very fortunate to live in this part of the world. However, like most people, I sometimes get swept up with workaday duties, and find that my focus narrows to the immediate, rather than the bigger picture. While this facilitates accomplishing many tasks, it can inhibit creativity and awareness that there is life beyond my tiny little corner!

A Rainy Year Serves to Remind Us

A Rainy Year Serves to Remind Us

The significant amount of rain received in Southern California during this past winter was much in the news, and celebrated or bemoaned, depending on your point of view. The paucity of precipitation over the last several years left many Angelenos with distant memory of what a real rainstorm feels like, me included. Images of rain swollen rivers, landslides, road closures and flooded streets were dramatic reminders of the type of winter that had not been experienced for quite some time. In the aftermath, the much heralded “Super Bloom” of wildflowers brought people to the outdoors in droves.

Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 4, Mar-Apr 2018

Owens Valley, April 2017 | Photo by Mary Freeman

Owens Valley, April 2017 | Photo by Mary Freeman

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 4, March-April 2018

  • The California Condor, By Dessi Sieburth

  • Birding in Belize: A Guide Shares His Top Five Sites, By Lisa Freeman

  • Birds of the Season—February 2018, By Jon Fisher

  • Beautiful Ballona: What’s The Latest?, By Cindy Hardin

  • In Memory of Howard King, By Nick Freeman

Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 1, Sep-Oct 2017

ON THE COVER:  Shoreline, Crystal Cove, Photo by Leslie Davidson  Crystal Cove is located in Orange County off the busy Pacific Coast Highway. Crystal  Cove State Park offers hiking in the deeply wooded canyons and water activities at the tide pools and sandy beaches.  My name is Leslie Davidson and I have been a docent at the Ballona Wetlands for the past 17 years. I enjoy photographing nature and love sharing my hobby with others.  Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510

ON THE COVER: Shoreline, Crystal Cove, Photo by Leslie Davidson

Crystal Cove is located in Orange County off the busy Pacific Coast Highway. Crystal

Cove State Park offers hiking in the deeply wooded canyons and water activities at the tide pools and sandy beaches.

My name is Leslie Davidson and I have been a docent at the Ballona Wetlands for the past 17 years. I enjoy photographing nature and love sharing my hobby with others.

Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 1, September-October 2017

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Audubon Docents: The Things We Saw, By Photo Essay | By Cindy Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education and Photos by Leslie Davidson

  • YOUNG BIRDERS: Project Puffin — Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Project in Maine | By Dessi Sieburth

  • Coots Make Me Smile, By Contributing Author, Bev‐Sue Powers, (www.BallonaPhotography.com)

  • INTERPRETING NATURE: Aspiring Botanist Goes Plant‐hunting from Baldwin Hills to Yosemite, By Arely Mendia Perez, Environment for the Americas Intern, and Stacey Vigallon, Director of Environmental Education

  • Birds of the Season – August 2017, By Jon Fisher

Western Tanager, Vol. 83 No. 4, Mar-Apr 2017

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia by Mary Freeman, January 8, 2017. Taken with Canon D40 with a Canon 400mm telephoto lens.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia by Mary Freeman, January 8, 2017. Taken with Canon D40 with a Canon 400mm telephoto lens.

In this issue

  • ON THE COVER —Blue-gray Gnatcatcher | Photo by Mary Freeman

  • Birds of the Season – Feb. 2017, by Jon Fisher

  • A Wet, Wet, Wetland, By Cindy Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education & Volunteer Coordinator

  • Los Angeles County’s Breeding Bird Atlas Now Available

  • INTERPRETING NATURE: Being a Biologist for a Day is a Great Excuse to Get Out to the Beach!, Stacey Vigallon, Director of Environmental Education |Photos by Stacey Vigallon

  • Hang in There, I’ll Get To It In A Bit, Louis Tucker, L.A. Audubon Field Trip Leader

  • YOUNG BIRDERS: Birds are Citizens of the World: Protecting our Migrating Birds, By Dessi Sieburth

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Western Tanager, Vol. 83 No. 2, Nov-Dec 2016

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Photo by Dessi Sieburth

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Photo by Dessi Sieburth

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Western Tanager, Vol. 83 No. 2, November December 2016

ON THE COVER

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Photo by Dessi Sieburth

•YOUNG BIRDERS: Helping Birds Through Photography, By Dessi Sieburth

•CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: Western Snowy Plovers Past and Future in Coastal Los Angeles, By Travis Longcore

•Ballona Docents Head South, Cindy Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education & Volunteer Coordinator

•State of California, Audubon California and Restoring the Salton Sea

•Birds of the Season–October 2016

•Always Excited About Your Firsts: The Chase, By Louis Tucker, Field Trip Leader

•INTERPRETING NATURE: Celebrating Shorebirds, Joyce Realgeno, Education and Restoration Staff, and Stacey Vigallon, Director of Environmental Education

Western Tanager, Vol. 82 No. 6, Jul-Aug 2016

Tejon Ranch Landscape Fields of Gold (May 2016) | Photo by Jason Koenig  This is a view of the hills shrouded in clouds as we travel west to Big Sycamore Canyon, from the 300 Street gate.

Tejon Ranch Landscape Fields of Gold (May 2016) | Photo by Jason Koenig

This is a view of the hills shrouded in clouds as we travel west to Big Sycamore Canyon, from the 300 Street gate.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

• ON THE COVER: Tejon Ranch Landscape Fields of Gold (May 2016) | Photo by Jason Koenig

• ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Jason Koenig

• TEJON RANCH: At Last We Get to Go Back up To the Mountain ‐ How ‘Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Away From The Ranch? | By Louis Tucker, Field Trip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon

• YOUNG AUTHORS: My Trip to Alaska | By Dessi Sieburth

• INTERPRETING NATURE: 2015-2016 Greenhouse Intern project abstracts | By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Interpretation, and the Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Interns

• Let's Get Outside | By Cindy Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education

• Birds of the Season—June 2016 | By Jon Fisher

• PRESS RELEASE: Your Breeding Bird Atlas Arriving Soon | By Larry Allen

Western Tanager, Vol. 81 No. 4 Mar-Apr 2015

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, April 1992 | Photo by Larry Sansone

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, April 1992 | Photo by Larry Sansone

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • Sometimes the Things You Want for Christmas Come Late | By Louis Tucker

  • Volunteer Habitat Restoration — January 2015 | Written in collaboration by Carol Babeli, LA Audubon Education Directors, Stacey Vigallon and Cindy Hardin and LA Audubon Education chair, Margot Griswold. Photos by Carol Babeli and Stacey Vigallon

  • Volunteer Opportunities Training

  • Audubon Docents Head South | By Cindy Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education, Photos by Leslie Davidson

  • Birds of the Season — February 2015 | By Jon Fisher

  • Protecting the “Least” Bell’s Vireo in California | By Dessi Sieburth

  • INTERPRETING NATURE — Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program, an update | By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Environmental Education

Western Tanager, Vol. 81 No. 3, Jan-Feb 2015

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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

• INTERPRETING NATURE: Los Angeles Audubon’s Teacher Training Fellowship: Working Together and Learning from Each Other, by Stacey Vigallon and Cindy Hardin

• Why Build Local Membership in LA Audubon? | By Brad Rumble

• Western Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica) | By Dessi Sieburth

• Los Angeles Audubon volunteers — doing important work in habitat restoration!, By Carol Babeli

• WFO Conference in Billings, Montana, June 10-14, 2015