Bird Watching Tours Offered For 2009 Season

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors will again offer its popular Bird Watching Program in Burton Chace Park, located at 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, beginning April 30.

The outing begins with a brief lecture on an avifauna related topic and an overview of the Ballona Wetlands. The group will get the opportunity to observe various bird species compete for resources in the shoreline and vegetation habitat while visiting the Great Blue Heron and Black Crowned Night Heron nesting sites.

Dates and times for the 2009 Bird Watching Program are: April 30, 9 am; May 28, 4 pm; and June 25, 9 am. Excursions are presented at no cost, but pre-registration is essential. Each outing is approximately two hours long.

Recommended items to bring for the duration of the tour are water, a snack, sunscreen, appropriate attire, and binoculars.

Call (310) 628-2135 to register or to obtain additional information about the Bird Watching Program.