Western Tanager Newsletter

The Western Tanager is the chapter newsletter of the Los Angeles Audubon Society. It has been published continuously since 1934.

Originally published in print and mailed to member and subscribers, beginning in the January/February 2006 issue (Vol. 72 No. 3), The Western Tanager is now published online.

To read select articles, head on over to the Blog. To read each issue as a PDF, click Read More.

Scroll down to access the historic archives (Western Tanager issues from 1934 to 2013).


Volume 86, 2019 – 2020

Volume 85, 2018-2019

Volume 84, 2017-2018

Volume 83, 2016-2017

Volume 82, 2015-2016

Volume 81, 2014-2015

Volume 80, 2013-2014

Historical Archive

Los Angeles Audubon is pleased to announce that digital editions of our 74 year collection of Western Tanager newsletters are now available in the Audubon House Library of our headquarters in Plummer Park. The printed newsletters, first published in the year 1934, have been converted into fully text searchable, PDF files. This addition to our library will be a valuable asset to researchers and historians, as well as to casual birders who are interested in this tremendous body of work. These files are now readily available and easily retrievable. Click the link below to access the indicated volumes, and stay tuned as we continue to add more!

Western Tanager

The Western Tanager, October 1934 to June 1944, PDF Scans

The Western Tanager, Vols. 11 - 15, October 1944 to May 1949, PDF Scans

The Western Tanager, Vols. 16 - 21, September 1949 to May 1955, PDF Scans