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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.
LOCAL FIELD TRIPS
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.
PAST FIELD TRIPS
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