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PHOTO: CYNTHIA HARTLEY

FIELD TRIPS

​Beginners are welcome on all field trips. Light drizzle does not necessarily cancel trips, but heavier rain will. If in doubt, please call the trip leader. For all trips, please wear appropriate clothing (layers are suggested), comfortable shoes, and bring snacks, water, hats, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides

 

A few reminders about birding etiquette:  Stay behind the leader, move quietly, ask questions, listen to what people are pointing out.  When socializing, stay behind the group.  If you have any questions you may contact me here!

COVID-19 UPDATE:

After much discussion and work developing safety protocols, we have decided to bring back birding field trips in September.  In order to balance birding with safety, we will be implementing a number of COVID safety procedures that will limit the number of trips and attendees, and ensure distancing.   

  • We are limiting trips to 4 people per 1 leader

  • Advanced sign up required

  • Participants will read, understand and adhere to our policy (click button below)

  • Complete a pre-trip COVID questionnaire

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

Sat 9/19/20 - 8:30 AM

Camino Real Park

Description: Camino Real is a grassy park surrounded by pines and eucalyptus and is an excellent Target birds will include Red Shouldered Hawk, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler and Townsend’s Warbler.

Leaders: Linda Easter and Corine Barksdale.

Driving Directions: We will meet outside the park and walk in. Take Telegraph Road toward Ventura College. Across from Ventura College, turn onto Estates, take a right on Aurora, go to the grass beltway across from the mobile home park. Park closest to the last house in the residential tract. We will start birding along the barranca and go into the park (GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS).

 

Wed 9/30/20 - 8:30 AM

Arroyo Verde Park  - Bird sit and bird walk

Description: Arroyo Verde park is a fantastic place to view many birds, such as Californias Thrasher, Wrentit, woodpeckers and California quail. 

Leaders: Adele Fergusson and Raeann Koerner

Directions: From Hwy 101, exit Victoria and go north toward the hills. Turn left on Foothill Rd. The park will be on the right, at the intersection of Foothill and Day. Meet at the last parking lot with restrooms (GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS).

 

Sat 10/10/20 - 8:30 AM

Satwiwa

Leaders: Tevin Schmitt and David Torfeh

(GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS)

For more information about any hike contact fieldtrips@venturaaudubon.org

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Ventura Audubon Society

P.O. Box 24198

Ventura, California 93002

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