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Rubio Canyon Bird Surveys Completed

Volunteers from the Pasadena Audubon Society conducted a series of approximately weekly bird surveys on the Rubio Canyon property acquired by the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) from April 7 to June 26, 2016. The purpose of the surveys was to determine species using the property, define breeding birds vs. migrants, determine diversity of species and check for use by any Special Status species. The surveys were coordinated by Lance Benner and Kym Buzdygon (Pasadena Audubon).

85 different species were found. Common birds like Mourning Dove, Anna’s Hummingbird, California Scrub-jay, Common Raven, Wrentit, California Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, California Towhee, and Spotted Towhee were found on all surveys. Unusual species include Swainson's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Mountain Quail, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Violet-Green Swallow, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Cedar Waxwing.  Here's a link to the PAS website where you can download the survey:

Many thanks to Kim, Lance and the entire Pasadena Audubon Society!


Who lives at the Rosemont Preserve? Tour with Dana Stangel Saturday, September 24th, 9-11am

Join Wildlife Biologist Dana Stangel as we learn to navigate the Rosemont Preserve in a whole new way.


Dana is a credentialed Biology teacher, herpetologist, wild animal rehabber and humane educator. She has been working with both domesticated animals and wildlife for over 20 years.


The Rosemont Preserve is an amazing little 7.75 acre wildlife corridor located in the La Crescenta area. It is the territory of an incredible diversity of local wildlife.


The question is, when wildlife is living in such close proximity to homes, how do we coexist peacefully? Is it even possible?


What kinds of animals make themselves home here? Who shares this territory? What are the chances I am going to run into local wildlife on the trail? What is animal “sign” and how do I identify it?  How do you hike safely in wild animal territory? How do you avoid animal confrontations? What do you do if you find yourself in an animal confrontation? How can you protect your children and pets?

Finally, what can you do to help preserve important wildlife corridors like the Rosemont Preserve?

You will have a chance to meet some local wildlife up close and personal. You will also leave with your own personal humane hazing device! (And, you'll know what that means by the time we are done...).


Join us in some sturdy shoes to walk the trail - no pets please.  The Rosemont Preserve is located at the top of Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta.  Parking is limited so please park 2 blocks south at Two Strike Park - map.

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