Entries by Jeff Moore

Owl Art Exhibit

There is a bird related exhibit at the Fullerton Arboretum Neikki Museum called “ONLY OWLS.”  This is from the Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Every year the Woodson does an entire exhibit of bird art, and the following year, they send some pieces to local museums.  This exhibit opened November 19th, and ends January 8th. […]

Field Trip Report

By Carolyn Vance, Trip Leader We had a great turnout for the JPL trip in Nov. with 11 participants.  Even though we didn’t get our target bird, Phainopepla, there were plenty of other great birds to be seen.  We had several families of Acorn Woodpeckers, flying back & forth and drumming on phone poles: a […]

Cibola NWR (Dec. 27-29, two nights).

Leader:  Jeff Moore We’re heading out to the Colorado River.  For this trip we’ll be staying in Blythe, California, which is about 5 miles east of the Arizona state line.  Our first site is the Palo Verde Ecological Reserve, 7 or 8 miles north of town.  Our main site is Cibola NWR, 15 miles south […]

An Interesting Find

On our second Sunday bird walk at the El Dorado Nature Center last month, we spied a first year red-tailed hawk.  Nothing usual until we noticed a band with the number 619 on its right leg.  Erin Kellogg (thank you!) looked into it and forwarded the following information: The USGS Bird Banding Lab reported back […]

JPL Trail on 11/8

Check the events calendar for details. Thank you to long time member and past president Carolyn Vance for volunteering to lead these field trips.  She says, “Please join me to bird some of my favorite local places and some new ones I’ve been wanting to explore! If you have any questions, please call me at […]


Be on the lookout for scenes like this.  Toyon is a native shrub with clusters of bright red berries that ripen in the fall and winter.  It is becoming increasingly common as a landscape plant in SoCal.  Overwintering Cedar Waxwings, Robins, and Hermit Thrushes rely on them as a food source.  This photo, of a […]

Seal Beach NWR on January 14th

By Jeff Moore The Seal Beach NWR serves as a significant stopover and wintering area along the Pacific Flyway for shorebirds and waterfowl.  It’s also a great location for viewing raptors and several unusual species including Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow and Ridgway’s Rail. Sign-up is required.  Limited to 20 people.  To reserve your space, contact me […]

Vagrant Watch 2016

By Jeff Moore I thought it would be interesting to “keep score” of vagrant sightings during the fall migration.  I’m focusing on 4 local parks.  Please keep in mind, this list is not comprehensive and some of these sightings may be of the same bird on different days.  I’ll update through mid-November.  Any input with […]

DeForest Park Field Trip Report

By Kim Moore Seven El Dorado Audubon members participated in the DeForest Park field trip.  This park is located in north Long Beach adjacent to the LA river and offers great opportunities for migratory warblers in the park and shorebirds in the river.  We saw 30 species including Wilson’s Warbler, Townsend Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Semipalmated […]