Hi everyone! This week, LA Audubon attended a tabling event for Earth Day put together by LA Beaches and Harbors. We had mostly kids coming to our table, where we taught them a variety of things. We played the game, “What can I eat with this beak?” where the children match beak size to potential food choices. In some cases, we also had adults helping us match bird beaks to invertebrates. We handed out shorebird stickers to kids that stopped by and had a conversation with us or those who played the game. The event didn’t draw as much of a crowd as our last one, but we still had many that were interested in learning about the importance of shorebirds. It was a lovely sunny day in Los Angeles, with many other booths that spread a positive message about protecting the Earth and its ecosystem. The following day consisted of doing avian point counts in the Angeles National Forest. Despite being up early to do the counts, it was a lovely way to spend Earth Day appreciating all the birds that are constantly around us.

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