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Friends of Ballona Wetlands Bird Migration Celebration Coming Soon

Image is a group of Sand Hill Cranes talking off from a marsh.The Friends of Ballona Wetlands will be hosting its Third Annual Bird Migration Celebration on Saturday April 6. The event will be held from 10am-2pm at Ballona Discovery Park, which is located within the Culver City Real Estate area at 13110 Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, 90094.

According to the Friends of Ballona Wetlands website, “Friends of Ballona Wetlands’ mission is to champion the restoration and protection of the Ballona Wetlands, involving and educating the public as advocates and stewards.”

Local listing agent Martin Feinberg notes that many different activities are planned at the Annual Bird Migration Celebration, from guided bird tours, the Grow Native! Plant Sale, food trucks, face painting, a science lab, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and more.

Tours during the Bird Migration Celebration are free to the public, though space is limited so it is advised to get tickets beforehand if possible.  Registration at the event will be available if any tours have open slots or there are cancellations.  The recommended donation is $5 per person if the tour is enjoyable.  Most tours last about an hour, with two shorter tours available at 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the “littlest birders.”  Strollers are permitted on both types of tours, but must be sturdy and off-road capable for the adult tours because the marsh trails are not paved. Binoculars will be available for those who don’t have their own.

The Bird Migration Celebration will include Bob Baker Marionettes as well as an opportunity for the public to get up close and personal with live hawks and owls.

Schedule of Activities:

  • 10am – Live Music
  • 11am -Puppet Show
  • 11:30am – Live Music
  • 12pm – Meet a bird of prey
  • 12:30pm – Live Music
  • 1pm – Puppet Shop
  • 1:30pm Live Music

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, encourages anyone interested in taking a tour at the Migration Celebration to sign up here:

Image is a close up of a house wren sitting on a branch.