Audubon bird watching

October 1, 8:30 a.m. Laguna Tams – Linda Easter 818-519-2833

The tamarisk trees at Laguna Rd are a migrant hot spot. Migrating birds mostly warblers are attracted to the insects in the trees and a number of uncommon to rare birds often show up at this location. Call Linda Easter if this location is unknown to you.

October 7, 8:00 a.m. Work Day Hedrick Ranch Nature Area.- Sandy Hedrick 805-340-0478.

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 & sun protection.

October 14, 8:30 a.m. Canada Larga- Neil Zeigler 805-983-7207

We will walk and drive the canyon. Always a great walk! Some birds we may see are Western Bluebirds, Road-runners, sparrows, swallows, Phainopepla, Red-tailed Hawks & perhaps a barn owl.

October 16, 8:30 a.m. Ventura Settling Ponds- Adele Fergusson 805-415-4304.

Enjoy a morning of mostly waterfowl birding. Spotting scopes are always welcome.

October 21, 8:30 a.m. Lake Casitas Joint trip with CVAS.- Kay Regester 805-258-1025 Co-Leader: Dee Lyons

Join us for a walk by the lake. We will be looking for hummingbirds, grosbeaks, gnatcatchers as well as ducks, geese and waterfowl. Target birds will include the resident Bald Eagles, Green Heron, Chipping and Lark Sparrows, Common Merganser and Spotted Sandpiper. Park out front of the Lake entrance and we will walk into the park.

October 28, 8:00 a.m. Carpinteria Salt Marsh- Rob Denholtz will be our guide. There will be a limit of 25 people.

This is a joint CVAS/VAS field trip to the restricted part of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve and approved by UCSB. This is a unique opportunity to have a guided tour of the private part of the salt marsh that is used by UCSB and affiliates to study the ecology of one of the last coastal salt marshes in Southern California. Please contact Linda Easter at 818-519-2833 or lindita517@yahoo.com.

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