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Locating Birding Places
on the
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Step One - Finding the P.V. Peninsula

Map 1 - Legend

Colored Areas:
RED - Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park (KMHRP)
PINK - Banning Park - 1 mile E. of 110 on PCH
BLUE - Major rivers with itinerant tule/riparian
GREEN - Areas with riparian/tule (besides KMHRP)
GOLD w/hash marks - Elevational gradients

A - Hansen Dam
B - Sepulveda Basin
C - Whittier Narrows
D - El Dorado Park
E - Los Angeles River
F - San Gabriel River

Belong to freeways

Blue/green area adjacent
to and just north of KMHRP
is the Wilmington Drain
Waterway and Wildlife Area

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The Palos Verdes Peninsula CBC Circle

Step Two - Using a good street map of
southern L.A. County, combined with the map below
and the graph that follows it, you should
be able to locate most of the "hotspots"
we locals cover around PV and the "South Bay"
as it's known locally. We have reserved our
rights and kept a few spots secret ....
The Palos Verdes Peninusula is the "vagrant capital"
of Los Angeles County.

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From manuscript in progress:
"Finding Birds around the P.V. Peninsula and Vicinity"
by Mitch Heindel

The "Top 50" birdwatching sites on and around the Palos Verdes Peninsula
and adjacent mainland, from the South Bay to the L.A. River.

This list could be called:

Places to go around P.V. for ...
A) the P.V. Christmas Bird Count
B) a P.V. bird-a-thon
C) a P.V. count circle year list
D) a P.V. local big-day list
E) the most cited sites in Mitch's "Birds of the Peninsula" columns
F) to see where Mitch Heindel has been, or might be.

1K.M. Harbor Reg. ParkWilm. / L.A.P.C.H. & Vermont300+ sps. recorded
2Wilmington DrainWilm./ LALomita & P.C.H.25+ sps.nest, feeds KMHRP
3Banning Pk.WilmingtonP.C.H. & Avalonbest migrant trap in county
4L.A. RiverLong BeachAnaheim, Willowmouth to Del Amo - waterbirds
5Victoria Pk / 192nd St.Carson192nd & Mainincl. Goodyear Blimp field
6CSUDHCarsonVictoria & Avaloneucs on campus - migrants
7Roosevelt Mem. PkGardenaVerm. / Norm @ 184thcemetary - migrants, winterers
8Gardena WillowsGardenaArtesia & Vermontremnant riparian willows - access?
9Alondra Pk.El Camino Vill.Redondo Bch. Blvd / Yukonducks in winter, migrants
10El Nido Pk.Torrance182nd & Inglewoodeucs & ck cemetary across street
11Hermosa PierHermosa B.end of Pier Ave.seabirds (girls in season)
12King Harbor / Redondo PierRedondo B.Torrance Bl. / Catalinaseabirds, & beach S. to "hill"
13E.H. Wilderness Pk.Redondo B.Knob Hill / Camino Realmigrants, winterers
14Madrona MarshTorranceMadrona / Sepulvedavernal marsh, migrants, winterers
15Chs. Wilson Pk.TorrancePlaza del Amo / Crenshaweucs, alders, migrants
16So. Coast Botanic Gdns.Rolling HillsCrenshaw above PCHmigrants, winterers, plants
17Ernie Howlett Pk.Rolling HillsHawthorne above PCHmigrants, winterers, fields, eucs
18La Selva / PVCCP.V. EstatesLa Selva & around CCeucs, migrants, winterers
19Malaga CoveP.V. EstatesP.V. Drives N. & W.incl. creek, P.O., fire trail, cove
20Flatrock Pt.P.V. Estatesbetween Bluff & Malagaseabirds, rockpipers, scope N/W
21Bluff CoveP.V. EstatesP.V. Dr. Westpkg lot over cove, scope W
22Palos Verdes Pt.P.V. EstatesPaseo del Marsouth of Bluff Cove, seabirds offshore
23Pt. Vicente / City HallRancho P.V.P.V. Dr.W.& HawthorneVisitor Ctr. closed-sage scrub @ C.Hall
24Long PtRancho P.V.P.V. Dr. Southseawatch lot S. of lighthouse
25Geo.F. / Purple CynsR.H. EstatesPV Dr. N. & PV Dr. E.sage scrub and willow canyons
26Forrestal QuarriesRancho P.V.Forrestal / PV Dr. expanse of sage scrub left
27Royal Palms State Bch.San PedroWestern & Paseo del Marrocky shorebirds, seabirds
28Pt. FerminSan Pedroend of Gaffeyseabirds offshore
29Cabrillo Bch.San PedroStephen White / Pacificharbor/beach/pier, seabirds, gulls
30Angel's Gate Pk.San PedroGaffey above Pt. Ferminfall migrants - eucs & anise
31Averill Pk.San Pedro15th & Dobsonfall migrants, winterers, creek
32Peck Pk.San PedroWestern & Summerlandmigrants, winterers- lush canyon
33Terminal IslandLA cityover VT Bridgeharbor birds, gulls
34Sand Dune Pk.Manhattan B.30th and BellA-1 migrant trap
35Del Cerro Pk.Rancho P.V.end of Crenshawgreat sage scrub
36Dominguez ChannelGrdna/Carsn182nd, Verm., Avalonshorebirds - waterbirds
37Friendship Pk.San PedroWestern and 9th field species, migrants - anise
38Leland Pk.San PedroN. Gaffey splits itmigrants - eucs - east side best
39Sur La Brea Pk.Torrance236th and Cabrillomigrants - eucs & alders
40Torrance Pk.TorranceArlington N. of Sepulvedamigrants, winterers - "old fashioned"
41Portuguese BendRancho P.V.P.V. Dr. Southstables / beachclub / landslide / Ab.Cove
42Navy Fuel DepotSan PedroN. Gaffey St.sage scrub, open fields - access?
43Harbor BreakwaterLAboat accessdangerous walk from Cabrillo Beach
44Redondo Canyonvia boatoffshoreruns SW from Redondo Beach Pier
45San Pedro Escarp.via boatoffshorenearest at Pt. Vicente
46the whole hillhorsetrailsget good local mapcovered with trees, many easements
47Ocean TrailsRancho P.V.P.V. Dr. S. & La Rotundarestored sage scrub
48Entradero Pk.Redondo B.190th & Entraderoweedy and open fields
49Walteria LakeTorranceHawthorne & SkyparkWaterfowl in winter, herons
50Pacific Ave. OverlookSan Pedroend of Pacific Ave.seabirds, great viewing

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