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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:

There will be no field trips in December due to the number of current cases and Ventura Country returning to Purple Tier. January is still to be decided.

 

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

 

All field trip attendees must sign up in advance, read and sign field trip documents, and wear a mask.

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

Sunday, November 29, 8:30 AM - Ormond Beach

Leaders: David Torfeh 805-794-5334 and Tevin Schmitt 661-904-1563

Description: Join us at this excellent coastal location, where we will look for a variety of waterfowl, such as Willets, Whimbrels, Black‑necked Stilts, Black‑bellied Plovers and other interesting birds. We will also look for Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Peregrine Falcon, and Blue‑Gray Gnatcatchers. Dress in layers, as the morning may be chilly. 

Directions: Hwy 101 south and exit on Rice, turn right and continue to Hueneme Rd. Turn right on Hueneme Rd. After Olds Rd. take a left on Arnold and continue to the end of the road. Please note: Avoid leaving valuables in your car if you are parking it at the end of Arnold Rd. 

Remember you must register online, no drop ins.

There will be no field trips in December due to the number of current cases and Ventura Country returning to Purple Tier. January is still to be decided.

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

Sat 10/24/20 - Ventura Settling Ponds (also known as the Ventura Harbor Ecological Reserve)

Statistics: 2.5 hours, 1.5 miles, 34 species, 578 individuals   BIRD LIST

Sat 11/14/20 - Arroyo Verde Park

Statistics: 3 hours, 1 mile, 26 species, 133 individuals   BIRD LIST

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Ventura Audubon Society

P.O. Box 24198

Ventura, California 93002

WAYS TO GIVE

Photos by Alecia Smith

All proceeds donated to VAS Shorebird Recovery Program