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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

OCTOBER IS

MONTH!

Any scheduled field trip during the month of October may be used as the basis for your pledge for the number of birds seen on that trip. We will post the bird list at the bottom of this webpage.  

Here is what to do:

  • Online method: Donate by PayPal using this link

  • Mail Method: Print this form, fill it out and mail it with your check to: 

                      Ventura Audubon Society, P.O. Box 24198, Ventura, California 93002

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

Wed 10/24/20 - 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Ventura Settling Ponds (also known as the Ventura Harbor Ecological Reserve)

Description: Enjoy a morning of mostly waterfowl birding, we should see resident ruddy ducks, great blue herons and black-crowned night-herons. We also hope to see many migratory birds including shovelers and teals.

Leaders: Adele Fergusson and Linda Easter

Directions: Take Harbor Blvd to Spinnaker and enter Ventura Harbor. The Water Treatment Plant is on Angler before Spinnaker curves to the right. Park either across from the entrance on Angler or if there is not room, park in the lot on the right side of Spinnaker past the Ventura Boat Yard and meet at the gate.

Note: Take care in crossing Spinnaker due to the blind curve.

(GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS).

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

PAST FIELD TRIPS

Wed 9/30/20 - Arroyo Verde Park

Statistics: 3 hours, 1 mile, 29 species, 109 individuals   BIRD LIST

Sat 9/19/20 - Camino Real Park

Statistics: 2 hours, 0.75 mile, 35 species, 127 individuals   BIRD LIST

Sat 10/10/20 - Satwiwa

Statistics: 3 hours, 1.5 miles, 35 species, 283 individuals   BIRD LIST

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Ventura Audubon Society

P.O. Box 24198

Ventura, California 93002