Jan 9, 8:0 0 a.m. Work Day – Hedrick Ranch Nature Area. Leader: Sandy Hedrick 340-0478. Arrive at 8:00 for self-guided birding which usually yields some interesting birds. Work from 9am – noon. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required. Bring water, gloves and sun protection.
Jan 10, 8:30 a.m. Veteran’s Park, Sylmar. Leader: Karin Kersteter 901-2203, Half day trip and also a joint trip with Conejo Audubon! This spacious park in the foothills above Sylmar is loaded with a varied and exciting avian population and often a surprise or two.
Jan 16, 8:30 a.m. Rustic Canyon/Happy Camp, Moorpark. Leader: Don and Chrystal Klabunde 558-9254. Coastal sage scrub and oak woodland dominate in Rustic Canyon. We will explore the stream/canyon that borders the golf course targeting sparrows, woodpeckers and sapsuckers, roadrunners, phainopepla and expect to see other interesting species.
Jan 19, 8:30 a.m. Surfer’s Knoll. Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304. We hope to see a variety of shorebirds including Snowy Plovers, grebes, turnstones, whimbrels, godwits, cormorants, sandpipers, and many ducks and gulls.
Jan23, 8:00 a.m. Ormond Beach/Arnold Rd. Leader: Kay Regester 258-1025. Join us at this excellent coastal location, where we will discover a variety of coastal birds and perhaps even a Peregrine Falcon.
Jan 30, 8:30 a.m. Emma Wood/Ventura River Estuary. Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304. We will begin at Emma Wood State Beach where we will target Snowy and Semipalmated Plovers and Caspian Terns. We will then walk along the path that leads through the willow forest and across sand dunes to the Ventura River Estuary which is always an exciting place to bird.