FEBRUARY 10 - 16, 2022 

Introduction to Neotropical Birding

Benefits the Ventura Audubon Society
  • Take a guided hike in the private, 500-acre rainforest reserve at Selva Verde Lodge, which provides habitat to more than 350 bird species, including the endangered Great Green Macaw.
  • Ascend the 100-meter suspended walkway at Tirimbina Biological Reserve for the chance to see species that spend their time high within the forest canopy layer.
  • Visit El Tapir, a private reserve adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park and a good place to see the Snowcap.
  • Search for the Resplendent Quetzal, Slaty Flowerpiercer, Ruddy Treerunner, and other highelevation species in the cloud forests of the Talamanca Mountains.
  • Cost: $1,875 (10 participant limit):includes meals, accommodations, activities as indicated in the itinerary, in-country transportation, full time guide for duration of program, bottled water on the bus, and donation to the Ventura Audubon Society.

 Please contact Frank DeMartino if you have any questions: 

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After May, we start our summer recess from our regular programs, including monthly speakers, field trips and the newsletter. These activities will resume in September. In the meantime, nesting season for snowy plovers, and soon least terns, is going full steam! No summer recess for this work!

Our new fall field trip line up will be announced in August - keep an eye out!

Beginners are welcome on all field trips. Light drizzle does not necessarily cancel trips, but heavier rain will. Please wear appropriate clothing (layers are suggested), comfortable shoes, and bring snacks, water, hats, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides.

Sat 9/19/20 - Camino Real Park

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

Wed 9/30/20 - Arroyo Verde Park

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

Sat 10/10/20 - Satwiwa

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

Sat 10/24/20 - Ventura Settling Ponds (Ventura Harbor Ecological Reserve)

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

Sat 11/14/20 - Arroyo Verde Park

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

Sat 11/29/20 - Ormond Beach

Statistics: 6 hours, 1.5 mile, 47 species, 1887 individuals