Louis Tucker

Requiem For Habitat Lost

Requiem For Habitat Lost

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine

Grant them eternal rest, o Lord

et lux perpetua luceat eis

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion

You shall have praise in Zion, o God,

et tibi redetur votum in Jerusalem.

and homage shall be paid to you in Jerusalem.

Exaudi orationem meam.

Hear my prayer.

Ad te omnis caro veniet.

All flesh shall come before you.

Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.

Christe eleison.

Christ, have mercy.

Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.

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. 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. 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. 1, Sept-Oct 2014

Liberty Canyon, Photo by Mary Freeman

Liberty Canyon, Photo by Mary Freeman

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

• Birds of the Season — August 2014, By Jon Fisher

• 7 Summits Womens Team, By Carol Babeli

• Birds, Ballona & Block Printing, By Cindy Hardin, Director of Outdoor Education

• If You Have the Urge To Visit the Metropolitan New York Area..., By Louis Tucker

• INTERPRETING NATURE: The 2013-2014 Greenhouse Intern Project Abstracts, By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Interpretation, and the Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Interns

• VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ballona Wetlands Volunteer Docent Training, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Volunteer Docent Training, Business, Community & Alumni Groups Ongoing Restoration Work

Western Tanager, Vol. 80 No. 4, Mar-Apr 2014

Cover Photo of the Owens Valley, Photo by Mary Freeman

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Western Tanager, Vol. 80 No. 4 Mar-Apr 2014

• Love and Thanks! Spring — Love is in the Air! | By Carol Babeli

• Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area: A park of the future that you should visit now! | By Cindy Hardin, Environmental Education

• The Magical Tejon Ranch Tour | By Louis Tucker, Field Trip Leader

• Vacation Interrupted: A Campus CBC | By Brad Rumble

• INTERPRETING NATURE: Los Angeles Audubon Expands its Snowy Plover Field Trip Program | By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Interpretation

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

SCHEDULES, Bird Walks, Field Trips, Monthly Program Presentations