As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 1 May 2015

First Bird LA Day celebrates Los Angeles’ thriving environment for varied species

By Nick Green, Daily Breeze

It may seem counterintuitive in a seemingly concrete-encased county of 10 million people and more than 500 miles of freeways, but it turns out greater Los Angeles is literally for the birds.

“The greater Los Angeles area is one of the best places for birds in the nation,” said Garrison Frost, spokesman for Audubon California and a South Bay native.

“You have almost every type of habitat there is all in one county — you’ve got beaches, wetlands, oak forests, deserts, rivers, streams,” he added. “Birds that migrate up and down the coast all stop in Los Angeles County. It’s spring migration right now, so we’re seeing some amazing things.”

On Saturday, the first Bird LA Day will celebrate those that take flight with a collection of 30 bird-watching events countywide.

A full listing is at Most events are free, although some require preregistration. Participants are urged to submit photos to the Bird LA Facebook page and via tweets on Twitter using the hashtag #birdLADay.

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