November 11: 8:30 a.m. Ormond Beach
Adele Fergusson (805) 415-4304 and Cynthia Hartley
Join us at this excellent coastal location, where we will look for a variety of waterfowl, such as Willets, Whimbrels, Black necked Stilts, Black bellied Plovers and other interesting birds. We will also look for Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Peregrine Falcon, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
November 13: 7:30 a.m. Lake Sherwood
Mary Hansen (805) 390-4586 or [email protected], and Kay Regester
We will walk the lake, target species are Canyon Wren, Purple Finches, ducks of various kinds during the winter, and the California Thrasher are pretty cooperative. Coopers Hawks and Red-shouldered Hawks breed here as do Common Ravens. If we are lucky we may see a Bittern. Please contact Mary no later than November 12. This walk is limited to 15 as we are walking on the road…we have no sidewalks.
November 13: Program 7:30 pm Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura
Community-Centered Solutions for Conservation of Endangered Birds By Dr. Sara Otterstrom.
This program integrates science, international collaborations, and landscape restoration in efforts to protect the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and other vulnerable migratory species. It is also transforming the way people see birds in that region by teaching kids how to watch and enjoy birds, and introducing a slingshot for binoculars exchange program. These efforts highlight the ecological connectivity between California and Central America and the importance of protecting birds throughout their lifecycle.
Dr. Sarah Otterstrom is the Executive Director of Paso Pacifico. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from UC Davis and is a 2015 Ashoka Fellow. Sarah is a conservation scientist with over 20 years of experience in Central America.
November 17: 8:00 a.m. Krotona Institute
Jesse Grantham [email protected]
Krotona Institute is a theosophical study center, with acres of beautiful grounds, including grasslands, pines, oaks, and ornamental plants with lot of water features. Field Sparrow was seen here last winter, but hasn’t shown up this year. Also, a good place to discover raptors flying over. We might get lucky with a Black Vulture or Zone-tailed Hawk.
November 25: 8:30 a.m. Canada Larga
Kay Regester (805) 258-1025
We will walk and drive the canyon. Always a great walk! Some birds we may see are Western Bluebirds, Loggerhead Shrike, sparrows, swallows, Red-tailed Hawks & perhaps a barn owl.