Over the course of a year, Ann Herold homed in on some of the hundreds of species of birds that call L.A. home. They brought this urban birder nature and joy, hope in the livability of the city, and taught her a few things about looking and listening


Photograph by Los Angeles Audubon Society Courtesy of Arnold Small Photographic Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History 

Winging It

By Ann Herold

My Year of Looking for the Insanely Beautiful, Life-Changing Birds of Los Angeles
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hummingbirdLos Angeles is home (sometimes very briefly) to more than 500 species of birds. Featured in this slide show are some of the airborne beauties that you just might see (and hear) in your own back yard.
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Share the Beach

plovers_tMost beachgoers in Los Angeles County are unaware of an avian drama unfolding in their midst. Read

So Long, Lawn

killyourlawn_tAn avid birder replaces his grass with plants that are bird magnets Read