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Group bird walk planned Saturday morning in Whittier Hills

WHITTIER – The Whittier Area Audubon Society will lead a bird walk this Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Whittier Hills and guests are welcome to join.

Walks are leisurely and last between 2-3 hours. Participants should bring binoculars, water and sun protection. The walk will be canceled if it rains.

The walk begins at the trailhead of Sycamore Canyon. Meet at the parking lot at Gate 17 of Rose Hills Cemetery.

The Audubon Society has other events coming up as well.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, the group will hold its general meeting and program at 7:30 p.m. at the Whittier Community Center.

Chapter member Jim McNamara will share his experience using eBird, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s citizen science project. He will show how to post lists and pictures on the premiere ornithological Citizen Science site.

The program is free and light refreshments will be served.

On March 19, the Audubon Society will host its annual conservation dinner, recognizing members of the community who have worked to preserve our environment through advocacy, education and leadership.

Collen Mackay, director of the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, will receive the 2020 Conservation Award. She will be honored for her service to wildlife and the community.

Dinner will include live entertainment of traditional folk music from String Picnic.

Tickets are $35 and will help support Whittier Area Audubon with educational outreach to local students, monthly bird walks, along with monthly educational programs and lectures for the community.

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