A message from Adele Fergusson, our Field Trip Coordinator:
"Beginners are welcome on all field trips!
Please do not be shy if you are learning bird ID or are just curious. We love having and encouraging beginner birders"
How to sign up for a field trip:
Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your name, contact info and select the trip you want to attend
Light drizzle does not necessarily cancel trips, but heavier rain will. For all trips, please wear appropriate clothing (layers are suggested), comfortable shoes, and bring snacks, water, hats, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides. "
Questions or need help? Email email@example.com
UPCOMING VAS FIELD TRIPS (sign up below)
Sign up early, as trips fill fast!
HEDRICK RANCH NATURE AREA
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022 - 8:30 AM
Signup deadline Friday May 6, 8:30 am
We are excited, this is our first trip back to the HRNA since COVID. The Reed Smith trail has been cleared by volunteers and is ready for walks once again.
There should be Vireos possibly (3 speices) with emphasis on Least Bell Vireos, Chats, Yellow Warblers, PacSlope, and maybe Blue Grosbeaks.
Directions: Take Hwy 126 to Santa Paula, 10th St. exit. Go under freeway, right turn on Harvard, right turn on 12th, and cross the S.C. River Bridge. Go 3.7 miles to 20395 S. Mountain Rd. Turn left onto the dirt road and follow it to the end (approximately 1/2 mile). Even a little rain can make the road impassable, if in doubt, call Sandy to check road conditions.
PHOTO: Kate Griffith
MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 - 8:30 AM
Signup deadline Friday May 20, 8:30 am
There are trails through oak and sycamore woodlands, coastal sage scrub in Malibu Creek State Park.
Directions: Malibu Creek State Park is about 45 minutes from Ventura. Take 101 Freeway East, Exit at Las Virgenes Rd. Continue 4 miles south of the 101, past Mulholland Dr, make your first right into Malibu Creek State Park. Continue straight to the first large parking lot on the left, meet at 8:30 AM.
Parking fees: All day - $12 per car per day, 3 hours - $9 per car, 2 hours - $6 per car. Hopefully many of you will carpool.