Nov 9, 8:30 a.m. Canada Larga. Leader: Linda Easter 818-519-2833
We will drive and walk as we bird this beautiful canyon road and one of our best birding hotspots. Target birds will include: Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Nuttall’s Woodpecker and White-breasted Nuthatch.
Nov 12, 7:30 p.m. VAS Monthly Program – Exploring the Chaparral and Rediscovering Ourselves Through Nature by Richard Halsey at the Poinsettia Pavilion – 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura (Free to the Public). Join us as we explore how connecting with Nature through local native habitats like the chaparral, offers us a way to achieve what so many philosophers through the ages have identified as essential to achieving a meaningful existence – to “know thyself.”
Nov 17, 8:30 a.m. Alamos Canyon. Leader: Cody Swanson 805-304-2505
This is a beautiful but somewhat strenuous walk located between Moorpark and Simi Valley. We will be walking 4 miles which includes some uphill. The canyon is a natural refuge for many plants and animals; including many species of birds. Directions can be found googling Alamos Canyon Trail.
Nov 18, 8:30 a.m. Ormond Beach. Leader: Adele Fergusson 805-415-4304
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.
Nov 24, 8 a.m. Arroyo Verde Park. Leader: Tevin Schmitt 661-904-1563
Enjoy birding the oak woodland, grassy areas, and chaparral in this long, broad canyon. We will be looking for the Common Yellowthroat, White-breasted nuthatch, song sparrow, California Thrasher and Wrentits among others.