Join MRT staff on a guided walk in the Cold Creek Preserve lead by Dr. Tom Smith, Distinguished Professor at UCLA, and Dr. Brenda Larison, Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA. This hike will highlight the recent acquisition of the Grainger property, which added seven acres to the Preserve. This acquisition was made possible through a generous contribution from the San Fernando Valley Audubon to support bird conservation!

Please arrive at the trailhead at 8 am ready to bird! To view a map for travel and parking instructions, click here. We will provide binoculars but please come prepared with comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, hiking clothes, a hat/sunglasses, plenty of water, and your favorite bird guide! Space is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP. No previous birding experience is required to RSVP for the event but a general knowlege of the birds of Southern California will make this a more successful outing.

Bird lists generated from the nearest e-Bird hotspot will be emailed out prior to the event and a complete list of the birds of the Santa Monica Mountains can be found here and of the entire Los Angeles area here. We will document our findings using the online citizen science platform eBird created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Participants will be trained to use this software before heading out on the hike. All photos of the event should include the hashtags #BirdLADay and #BirdsofMRT.

On Bird LA Day, be the first to experience Mountains Restoration Trust’s first bird-dedicated trail with renowned ornithology experts, Dr. Tom Smith and Dr. Brenda Larison from UCLA. MRT will provide binoculars and Dr. Smith and Larison will share their bird knowledge with you. 
 
Our bird-dedicated trail, made possible by San Fernando Valley Audubon, traverses through four different habitats in the  lower Cold Creek Preserve (oak woodland, coastal sage scrub….add in all) where you often find x bird, y bird and z bird and many others. Marking this newly dedicated trail are markers with various bird and habitat identifications. 
 

Please arrive at the trailhead at 8 am ready to bird! To view a map for travel and parking instructions, click here. We will provide binoculars but please come prepared with comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, hiking clothes, a hat/sunglasses, plenty of water, and your favorite bird guide! Space is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP. No previous birding experience is required to RSVP for the event.

Bird lists generated from the nearest e-Bird hotspot will be emailed out prior to the event and a complete list of the birds of the Santa Monica Mountains can be found here and of the entire Los Angeles area here.  #BirdLADay and #BirdsofMRT.

Additional questions about the event can be sent to:
jcurti@mountainstrust.org

or by phone at:
(818) 591-1701

Please visit our website for more volunteer opportunities with Mountains Restoration Trust. For more information about Bird LA Day, visit the program website here.