May 11 8:30 a.m.
Arroyo Verde Park.
Leaders: Adele Fergusson 805-415-4304 and Linda Easter 818-519-2833
Enjoy birding the oak woodland, grassy areas, and chaparral in this long, broad canyon. We should see Towhees, Juncos, Acorn Woodpeckers, possibly California Quail and California Thrashers and possibly Hooded Oriole ,Bullocks Orioles, and the Western Tanager.
May 18 8:00 a.m.
Las Llajas Canyon, Simi Valley.
Leader: Cody Swanson 805-304-2505
This is a beautiful trail in Simi Valley full of coast live oak, sage scrub, cottonwood, willow, and many other native plants. Water is present year-round in this riparian canyon so many summer migrants like to nest along the canyon. Year-round species include: woodpeckers, western bluebirds, house wrens, oak titmouse, blue-gray gnatcatcher, California and spotted towhees, hummingbirds, and several raptors. Summer migrants include: phainopepla, ash-throated flycatcher, pacific-slope flycatcher, black-headed grosbeak, blue grosbeak, and lazuli buntings.