Captivated birders in Malibu Canyon (Scott Logan / Bird LA)

Get out those binoculars! We'll be you didn't know that there are over 500 species of birds that live in Los Angeles, proving that the city is a whole lot more than a concrete jungle.

California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica), Los Angeles County, California (Bob Steele / Getty Images)

Count as many as you can at the 2nd annual Bird L.A. Day, hosted by Bird L.A. (a project of the Audubon network). Mark your calendars for May 7, when you can participate in free events all over L.A. county. Activities include birding walks, talks, tours, photo classes, and more, in virtually every corner of the county. Did we mention that it's free?

Siddartha Abbazi / Bird LA

“Los Angeles has some of the most diverse bird life in the state, or even the country,” says David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society. “We want this event to open people’s eyes to the incredible beauty and variety of nature around them.”

Angelenos are encouraged to share their sightings and photos on the Bird L.A. Facebook page, or on Twitter using the hashtag: #BirdLADay.

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