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Western Tanager, Vol. 85 No. 3, Jan-Feb 2019

In this issue

• Being Inspired by a Brand New Birder | Louis Tucker

•Making Some Noise, and Getting Results | Cindy Hardin

• INTERPRETING NATURE: New Community Connections | Ingrid Carrillo & Stacey Vigallon

• YOUNG BIRDERS: The Bird That Follows the Cones: The Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) | Dessi Sieburth

• Birds of the Season | Jon Fisher

Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 6, Jul-Aug 2018

In this issue

• Book Review: The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Santa Barbara County, California | Kimball L. Garrett

•Green Feather Award Winner 2018: “Let Her Play” | Aisling Murray

• INTERPRETING NATURE: Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program Research | Stacey Vigallon

• YOUNG BIRDERS: A New Discovery - Our Rufous Hummingbirds Molt in the Mexican Monsoonal Region | Dessi Sieburth

• Birds of the Season: June 2018 | Jon Fisher

Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 5, May-June 2018

In this issue

  • Snowy Plover Conservation Program Faces An Uncertain Future

  • YOUNG BIRDERS: A Striking African Bird in Los Angeles County: The Pin‐tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura), By Dessi Sieburth

  • INTERPRETING NATURE: Using science fiction to envision the future, By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Environmental Education

  • Birds of The Season—April 2018, By Jon Fisher

  • INTERVIEW: Allow Me the Honor To Introduce To You: Irwin Woldman, By Louis Tucker

  • Least Tern Monitoring At Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, By Carolyn Vance, USFWS Volunteer, Seal Beach NWR

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

Photo taken with Sony Point & Shoot, model Cyber-shot DSC RX-100. The ISO was 400 on  Program option under Picture Effect using the Retro setting. I like this camera as it offers  different settings and photo options. I changed from film to 100% digital about 15 years ago after  Tom Stephenson and Eddie Thomas gave a talk on digiscoping. Owens Valley and the Eastern  Sierra are the perfect playground for stunning photos. Clouds almost always add flavors of  texture, complexity, action and intensity to photos.  I've been a member of LAAS since I was 17. I grew up with the chapter and continue to be involved with  leading bird trips that my husband (and LAAS Field Trip Chair) Nick organizes. Apart from scenic shots, I  also love illustrating and photographing birds. — Mary Freeman

Photo taken with Sony Point & Shoot, model Cyber-shot DSC RX-100. The ISO was 400 on

Program option under Picture Effect using the Retro setting. I like this camera as it offers

different settings and photo options. I changed from film to 100% digital about 15 years ago after

Tom Stephenson and Eddie Thomas gave a talk on digiscoping. Owens Valley and the Eastern

Sierra are the perfect playground for stunning photos. Clouds almost always add flavors of

texture, complexity, action and intensity to photos.

I've been a member of LAAS since I was 17. I grew up with the chapter and continue to be involved with

leading bird trips that my husband (and LAAS Field Trip Chair) Nick organizes. Apart from scenic shots, I

also love illustrating and photographing birds. — Mary Freeman

In this issue

  • 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

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Western Tanager, Vol. 84 No. 2, November-December 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE, November-December 2017 Western Tanager

  • What’s to Become of the Ballona Wetlands? By David DeLange, PhD, Vice President – Los Angeles Audubon

  • YOUNG BIRDERS: The Western Bluebird Conservation Project, By Dessi Sieburth

  • Ballona Chronicles: A Bicycle Built for Three, By Bev-Sue Powers, www.ballonaphotography.com

  • Baldwin Hills program gives young people hands-on training in science and restoration. By Natasha Khann

  • INTERPRETING NATURE: 2016–2017 Greenhouse Intern Project Abstracts, By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Intrpretation, and the Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Interns

  • CONSERVATION GRANT: "Ballona to the Beach", By Carol Babeli, Director of Communications and Development

  • Birds of the Season—October 2017, by Jon Fisher

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

  • 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

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