Bird Watching Tours Offered For 2010 Season

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors is pleased to announce a public workshop to gather additional community input and feedback on the Marina Beach Concept Plan. The workshop will be held Wednesday, March 31, from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. at the Community Room in Burton Chace Park.

The Department of Beaches and Harbors and the architectural firm Gruen Associates are conducting this workshop. Marina Beach, located at the intersection of Via Marina and Admiralty Way, is Marina del Rey’s only beach area and has long been an important focal point for visitors, residents and boaters.

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors will again be offering its popular Bird Watching Program in Burton Chace Park beginning April 15, 2010.

Each 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 2010 Bird Watching Program are as follows: April 15th at 4:00 p.m.; May 20th at 9:00 a.m.; and June 17th at 4:00 p.m. All of the 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.

Burton Chace Park is located at 13650 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey. Please click here or call (310) 726-4128to register or to obtain additional information about the Bird Watching Program.