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 www.birdladay.org. 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.