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Checking out local fauna with a 15-year-old birding expert




15-year-old Jose Sandoval, bird watching at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional park
15-year-old Jose Sandoval, bird watching at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional park
Kevin Ferguson

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For most kids, summer means going to camp, taking a vacation or hanging out at the beach. But for 15-year-old Jose Luis Sandoval of Wilmington, summer is for the birds, literally: Jose spends his summers scoping out Los Angeles' top birding destinations, and he does it all using public transit. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson met up with him just outside KPCC headquarters in Pasadena to begin the long hike to Ken Malloy's Regional Harbor Park in Wilmington.