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LACoBirds is for discussion of wild birds and birdwatching in Los Angeles Co., CA. Suggested topics are bird sightings, status and distribution, birding locations, and non-commercial announcements from birding organizations. You are welcome to use the Photos area to share photos to discuss identification, and the Files area to share other relevant information.
Banned topics are pet birds, virus warnings, commercial announcements or ads, and anything not related to birdwatching in Los Angeles County. One-time reports of ABA class 4+ birds or other CA rarities anywhere in SoCal are welcome.
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