American Avocet at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

American Avocet at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

Discover all that L.A. nature has to offer.

Join with others who share in your interest in nature, birds, and wildlife in the Los Angeles region!

Events and resources we offer include weekly bird walks, local and regional field trips, a monthly speaker series, open wetlands, and partnered events, to name a few… For more information read below, and check out our Calendar for upcoming dates!


Monthly Speaker Series

The Los Angeles Audubon Society partners with institutions like the Audubon Center at Debs park and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook to offer a Monthly Speaker Series - educational talks to the public, free of charge. Topics have included ecotourism, hummingbird behavior, bird illustration workshops, artist presentations, members' photo night, and many more!

The talks are generally held the second Wednesday of every month, at 7pm in the evening (no talks July & August). 

Field Trips

Los Angeles Audubon Society offers exciting field trips to various locations in and around the greater Los Angeles Area, venturing to places like the Big Morongo Wildlife Reserve, the Salton Sea, and the Bolsa Chica Wetlands to name a few. Field trips require advance sign-up, and some include a nominal fee. These trips are more intensive and therefore we request no pets or children under 12 without trip leader permission. Please check the calendar for upcoming trips, and email to sign up!

Bird Walks

Join experienced leaders on bird walks to explore the varied habitat in and around the greater Los Angeles Area.  Enjoy woodland nature areas, parklands and lakes, natural coastal scrub habitat and saltwater marshes. These are suitable for young birders and nature explorers ages 5 and up, unless otherwise noted. Bird walks DO NOT require advance notice, so come one come many!

First Saturday Open Wetlands

The First Saturday of every month (except July and August), head on down to the Ballona Wetlands for a free and family-friendly exploration of our local wildlife and nature spaces. Skilled docents will be on hand to explain the birds and landscape, and guide tours through the wetlands. We’ll have binoculars and microscopes to borrow, and spotting scopes on the Creek. In the right season you’ll catch a glimpse of great blue herons nesting, kingfishers fishing, dune lupine seeds popping, sunning lizards, and resident (harmless) snakes hiding in the bushes.

Join us!