Urban Nature Resources
This page provides articles and information from our staff and other scientific and environmental organizations on environmentally-friendly urban living: tree trimming guidelines, hummingbird feeders, native plant landscaping, and more.
from Cornell Ornithology
Watching how a bird acts, eats or flys, helps you learn to identify birds. One of the main skills to be acquired by the birder is learning to watch how a bird acts and to recognize certain behaviors. This site includes tips for beginners and information about how to use eBird.
Bird-friendly Tree Trimming
by Los Angeles Audubon Society
Los Angeles County has more than 350 species of birds that live, nest, or pass through during annual migrations, and there are more than 120 species that live here year-round. Therefore, maintaining adequate green space for birds is critical. Birds are beautiful, economically important, and they are a bellwether of the health of our environment.
loCAL BIRd faqs
from the Natural History Museum
Found an injured bird and not sure what to do? Want to know the difference between a crow and a raven? And where did all those green parrots in Pasadena come from? Click the link below to find answers to these questions and more!
LA County Bird List
by Kimball Garrett & Mike San Miguel
Have a look at this comprehensive list of the bird species of Los Angeles County.
produced by LAAS Student Interns
This set of recommendations takes the form of a comic book written and illustrated by our high school Greenhouse Program students, under the guidance of Director of Environmental Education Stacey Vigallon.
Wildlife rehabilitation resources
Compiled by Los Angeles Audubon Society
Although Los Angeles Audubon Society (LAAS) does not attempt the rescue or rehabilitation of birds and other wildlife, we have compiled this list of other organizations and resources to provide hotline telephone numbers and online links to those seeking to provide help to injured birds and wildlife; or to report conditions that endanger birds, wildlife and water resources.
breeding bird atlas
Published by Los Angeles Audubon Society
Building on five years of volunteer surveying across the county, the Breeding Bird Atlas is an encyclopedic description of all of all birds ever nesting in Los Angeles County. It is a must-have for anyone interested in the region's ecology and wanting to learn about bird nesting and breeding habits.