Coastal Location of
Aves International,
Southern California

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Our coastal location near the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles, California has a Mediterranean climate. We have cool rainy winters, foggy springs, and dry warm summers and falls. We keep our Lory, Caique, and African species for breeding here. They seem happier in the coastal climate and breed almost year-round. Our facility is densely planted and our birds live in a sub-tropical environment, lush with vegetation.



Here are two views of the coastline, within walking distance from our coastal location.

This was taken from our back deck on 3/28/02 and shows the
isthmus of Catalina Island and the calm Pacific Ocean.


These are the heavily-planted entries.



Our breeding pairs of Red-Crested Touracos form our official greeting committee!
We have a pair in each of two large planted flights at either site of our front entry.
These wonderful birds "whoop" when they see someone approaching.



One of our pairs of Red-Crested Touracos will be laying eggs soon!

Our Grey aviaries are surrounded
by Strawberry Guava bushes and
Giant Bird of Paradise trees.


ginger, lilies ,and banana plants

A Protea flower bud will be a beautiful
pink blossom in a few more days.

We grow lemons, limes, two types
of oranges, two types of guavas,
kumquats, and cherimoyas.

A lovely Calla Lilly bloom.

Our beloved Jack Russell Terrier,
Casey, waits by beautiful blooming
Mexican Sage for the ball to be tossed.

A small orchid flower brightens a
dark corner of the garden.

We have a large hedge of Bird of Paradise.

Our dog, Casey, patrols the pumpkin patch. The Poicephalus and Caique aviaries
are behind the bamboo fencing.
We provide fencing to give birds privacy, protection from wind, and to protect them from predators such as raccoons and foxes.

Once ripened, we feed these
pumpkins to our birds.


A small shed protects our shipping
crates and unused nestboxes.

Tillandsia bromeliad flower

We have a lot of succulents and Tillandsia bromeliads planted amongst the rocks
in the walkway down to the aviaries.

This succulent gets its
red coloration from sunlight.

The local hummingbirds love
the sage flowers.

A tree grows through our back deck
and we have planted it with ferns,
bromeliads, and other epiphytes.

Staghorn Fern

These aviaries house Stella and Black-Capped Lories. The bush on the
right is a night-blooming jasmine that
fills the evening air with fragrance in
the summer months.

Grey aviaries are behind this green vine
with orange flowers (Black-Eyed Susan
vine). The Greys like their breeding
aviaries to be dark and private.

We have a number of wild Jackson's Chameleons living on our property. This one is a juvenile male who lives in the plants under our gazebo. His name is Karma Chameleon.

This is a beautiful adult male Jackson's Chameleon, walking along the top of our gazebo.

more photos of our Jackson's Chameleons

Karma Chameleon spent his first few
months of life in this lovely Lotus plant.

Lotus blossoms (Lotus berthelotti)
The common name of this plant is
Parrot's Beak.

We have two juvenile chameleons living in the maze of bromeliad plants on our gazebo.


This is an uncommon Tillandsia that is very slow-growing. This plant is several years old.

This Tillandsia has "Spanish Moss",
actually another Tillandsia, hanging from it.

Hibiscus flowers


dahlia flower

bromeliad flower



The last few weeks have been quite busy here with a peak population of hand-feeding babies, babies being monitored for weaning, and lots of shipping. Our staff and I have been working a lot of long hours. I thought it time that our evening hand-feeder, Perla, and I take a break and stop to smell the roses, er, epiphyllums. These are the beautiful, fragrant blooms of an epiphytic night-blooming cactus.
The bloom opens about an hour after sunset and wilts shortly after sunrise, lasting but one night. Ahhhh...
happy last nights of summer to you...

We hope you have enjoyed the photos taken at our coastal location!

Tillandsia Bromeliads from Rainforest Flora

All photographs are by Gail J. Worth and are copyrighted.
They may not be reproduced by any method without written permission

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