The Lori Willis Memorial Birdathon

by Jeanne Kolasz


A great note appears on the SFVAS Facebook page regarding the Lori Willis Memorial

Birdathon event on April 18. I want to give our readers some of the highlights of that day and

encourage all to look at the all inclusive note posted on Facebook, written by John Willis.

John and Andrew traveled the length of the Los Angeles River, viewing the river in its many

forms. There was a stop at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, where John reports seeing

44 species including a Bell’s Vireo, a White Pelican, and a Wood Duck.

They made several other stops along the river and saw many wading and riparian birds. Some

of the highlights include seeing a Eurasian Collared Dove, and a pair of Blue-winged Teals.

Their final stop was at the Golden Shore Marine Reserve in Long Beach where they saw about

100 Black Skimmers, among other sea birds.

John reports a total species count of 78. What a great day for them!

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