June 17: 8:30 am Pine Mountain -Tevin Schmitt 661-904-1563 – If you have never birded Pine Mountain now is time! To carpool from Ventura meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Casitas Vista exit under the bridge. If you wish, you may meet the group at Pine Mountain Inn at 8:30 a.m If for some reason weather makes Pine Mountain impassable, we will bird Wheeler Gorge as an alternate.
June 12 : 8:30 am Emma Woods -Linda Easter 482-7537 – We will begin at the entrance to Emma Wood State Beach, searching the scrub for sparrows and warblers. The estuary is always an exciting place to bird There will be a fair amount of walking, so please dress appropriately in layers and comfortable shoes.
June 20 : 8:30 am Ojai Meadows- Adele Fergusson 415-4304 – This beautiful preserve is a birding hotspot and includes a restored wetland and native plantings. Target birds will include: Western Bluebirds, Sora, Belted Kingfisher, Western Meadowlark, Merlin, Cedar Waxwing, Lark Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrows.
June 26 : 8:30 am Wheeler Canyon -Gary Tuttle 525-2327 – This canyon provides good birding opportunities. We will be looking for raptors, ground doves, Western Bluebirds and maybe a Hairy Woodpecker.
July 11 : 8:30 am Canada Larga -Adele Fergusson 415-4304- Meet near the beginning of the road off Hwy 33. We will carpool from that location as we walk and drive this long county road.
July 17 : 8:30 am Carpinteria Salt Marsh -Linda Easter 482-7537- To car pool meet behind Carrows (on Harbor) at 8:00. Take HWY 101 North to Carpinteria, exit Casitas Pass Rd., rt. on Carpinteria Ave. left on Linden & rt. on Sandylane Rd. to Ash. Park along Ash.