Image by Julia Craice

FIELD TRIPS

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"

COVID-19 safety measures:

  1. All participants sign up no less than 24 hours in advance for field trips - this allows us advance time to ensure we have enough trip leaders to provide for social distancing

  2. Participants sign and return a COVID release form

  3. All participants must be vaccinated - This includes our leaders too

  4. Everyone must wear a mask and social distance during the field trip

-457066757183606810.jpg

​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

  • You will be sent an email by our Field Trip Coordinator

  • Fill out the form and email back, or bring with you to the trip

 

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 fieldtrips@venturaaudubon.org

UPCOMING VAS FIELD TRIPS (sign up below)
Sign up early, as trips fill fast!

CANADA LARGA ROAD

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021 - 8:30 AM

We will drive and walk as we bird this beautiful canyon road and one of our best birding hotspots.

Target birds: Lark sparrows Red-shouldered Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Nuttall’s Woodpecker and Roadrunner.

 

Directions: From 101 N, take the 33 and exit Canada Larga Rd. Meet at the beginning of the road there is a small parking lot on the right. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a fairly busy county road, so please use good birding etiquette. Do not stop your car in the middle of the road and always bird from the shoulder.

  TRIP FULL!  

a1_6134_8_greater-roadrunner_sandrine_biziaux-scherson_adult.jpg_tok=1626941160.jpg

LAKE CASITAS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021 - 8:30 AM

Join us for a walk by the lake!

Target Species: hummingbirds, grosbeaks, gnatcatchers as well as ducks, geese and waterfowl. Hopefully we will see the Lewis’s woodpecker and the Bald Eagle. Plans are to enter Lake Casitas by car so walking will be less than usual 

Directions: Take Hwy 33 towards Ojai; exit Casitas Vista Rd. Turn right twice and go under freeway past Foster Park to first right, Santa Ana Rd. Follow to park, on left. Or take Hwy 33 to Hwy 150, turn left and follow signs to the lake. Park out front and we will drive into the park or walk. 

  TRIP FULL!  

web_apa_2015_stevensachs_275434_bald_eagle_kk-adults-and-nestling.jpg_tok=1626941160.jpg

SANTA CLARA RIVER ESTUARY/SURFERS KNOLL

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021 - 8:30 AM

We will walk along the beach from Surfers Knoll parking lot to the estuary.

Target Species: A variety of shorebirds including Snowy Plovers, Ruddy and Black Turnstones and hopefully Surfbirds which are always an exciting treat. We will also tackle some gull and tern identification, so bring your field guides! Please bring scopes if you have them. We will be walking a good distance on sand, so please wear appropriate footwear and plan on dressing in layers.

 

Directions: Take Harbor Blvd to Spinnaker and enter Ventura Harbor. Follow Spinnaker as it curves around to the right. Park in Surfers’ Knoll parking lot, on the left.

DSC_7900_WATERMARK.jpg
SIGN UP
arrow&v

 Questions or need help?:

fieldtrips@venturaaudubon.org 

Thanks for signing up! You'll be receiving an email soon with more information

DSC_8032@3x-3.jpg

 JOIN US  

CHRISTMAS
BIRD COUNT

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 

  If you would like to participate, please contact Frank DeMartino at frank@colynx.com  

PAST FIELD TRIPS

Sat 10/30/21 - Ventura Settling Ponds

Stats: 3 hours, 2 miles, 43 species, 265 individuals

Sat 9/18/21 - Arroyo Verde Park

Stats: 3 hours, 1.3 miles, 24 species, 121 individuals

Sat 9/11/21 - Camino Real Park

Stats: 3 hours, 1.6 miles, 29 species, 66 individuals

Sat 11/29/20 - Ormond Beach

Stats: 6 hours, 1.5 miles, 47 species, 1887 individuals

Sat 11/14/20 - Arroyo Verde Park

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

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

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

Sat 10/10/20 - Satwiwa

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

Wed 9/30/20 - Arroyo Verde Park

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

Sat 9/19/20 - Camino Real Park

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