Archive | July, 2013

Summertime Bird Species in Southern California

Here are a few species to scan your backyard for during the summer months.

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)


The majority of bird watching activity in Southern California takes place during the winter months.  Southern California’s mild climate offers a hospitable wintering ground for numerous species that breed in northern regions during the summer, and come fall, a large influx of various species begins, continuing throughout winter.

That’s not to say there’s nothing exciting to be seen over summer, however.  Although most nonresident birds have long since made their way north by June, there are a handful of species that spend their summers in Southern California and then hit the road to Mexico and Central America during the winter.  Here are a few to keep your eyes peeled for.

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Call for University Student Guest Bloggers

Havasi Wilderness Foundation is looking to feature the work of university students on our website.


With the start of the new school year, Havasi Wilderness Foundation wants to recognize the importance and value of our future environmental leaders by showcasing the viewpoints and perspectives of university students.

We are putting out a call for guest bloggers, in which we will feature the work of young aspiring environmentalists, biologists, journalists, or university school students with an interest in conservation, sustainability, and environmental issues.  This is a great opportunity for young writers and motivated students to get their work published online.

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