The Meaning of Hahamongna

The original settlers of the region were sometimes called the Hahamongna Indians. The word means "Flowing Waters, Fruitful Valley" in the native Tongva language.

Hahamongna News


Pasadena Birding Guide





Ron Cyger


Pasadena Audubon


It's here! The Birding Guide to the Greater Pasadena Area is in!!

This guide was written by a dozen authors and covers 21 birding sights. It also has information on owling, butterflying, and checklists for butterflies and birds!

Sites covered include:
* Almansor Park
* Bette Davis Picnic Area/LAR
* Charlton Flats/Chilao
* Cobb Estate/Las Flores Canyon
* Debs Regional Park
* Descanso Gardens
* Eaton Canyon Natural Area
* Hahamongna Watershed Park
* Hansen Dam
* Huntington Botanical Gardens
* Lacy Park
* Los Angeles County Arboretum
* Lower Arroyo Seco Park
* Millard Canyon
* Peck Pit
* Placerita Canyon
* San Gabriel River/West Fork
* Santa Anita Canyon/Chantry Flats
* Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
* Temple City/Arcadia Parrot Roost Sites
* Whittier Narrows/Legg Lake

It also has articles on Owling in the San Gabriels and Butterflying - Three Trips in the Pasadena Area.

The guide will be available at the monthly meetings of the Pasadena Audubon Society for now (Third Wednesday of the month at the Eaton Caynon Nature Center) and sell for a $15 donation (this is a fundraiser for PAS). Grab yours while they're hot because I'm sure they'll go fast!

Good birding,
Ron Cyger

P.S., This guide is a good supplement to the upcoming Pasadena Birdfest! Go to for more information!

Pasadena Aududbon Society