2017 Field Trip / Meeting Calendar
|Sep 2||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Santa Clara River Estuary|
|Sep 10||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Hill Canyon|
|Sep 11||7:30 PM||General Meeting||Western Foundation Building|
|Sep 17||7:30 AM||Field Trip||Laguna Road Tams & Oxnard Plain|
|Sep 23||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Ventura Settling Ponds|
September 2017 Field Trips
Saturday, September 2nd - Field Trip / Santa Clara River Estuary
The Santa Clara River Estuary produces some of the most diverse observations of ducks, sandpipers, terns, gulls, plovers, and other shorebirds in the county. We'll meet at Surfer's Knoll at 8 am and walk down to the estuary after peeking over the fence into the Ventura Settling Ponds. The estuary should be a great place to see Elegant, Forster's and Least Terns, Brown Pelicans, Western and Ring-billed Gulls, Ruddy Ducks, Avocets and Western & Least Sandpipers. Directions: From the 101 freeway, exit Seaward and proceed south to Harbor. Turn left and continue to Spinnaker, turning right to enter the harbor area. Drive past the Surfer's Knoll parking area on the left and make a U-turn to double back and enter the parking lot. Meet at 8:00am. Trip leader: Dee Lyon
Contact: Dee Lyon / 805-499-2165
Sunday, September 10th - Field Trip / Hill Canyon
Hill Canyon / Santa Rosa Park is at the north edge of Thousand Oaks, off of Santa Rosa Road. This park features a trail that follows Conejo Creek into the canyon, downstream of the water treatment plant. We'll scour the cottonwoods and eucalyptus for migrating warblers, vireos, and sparrows as well as explore the park for Cactus and Canyon Wrens, towhees and woodpeckers. Meet at the park, 10241 Hill Canyon Road at 8:00am. Bring binoculars and water. Trip leader: Richard Armerding.
Contact: Richard Armerding / 310-701-3878
Monday, September 11th - General Meeting / Western Foundation Building
Our general meeting, normally held on the first Monday of the month, will be held this month on the second Monday, September 11th, because of the Labor Day holiday.
The program for this first meeting of our 2017-2018 season will, as in previous years, be a “Show and Tell” program. This is the evening when we can gather again after our long summer
break and renew friendships and discuss all of our interesting trips.
All members are encouraged to bring photos, movies, slides or anything they would like to share to the meeting. Chrystal Klabunde, our programs
chair, will coordinate the presentations and will set up the necessary computer and projector to show the pictures.
If you would like to participate please call or email Chrystal (805-522-8023)
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 8th, to sign up for a time slot and learn about presentation media formats.
Sunday, September 17th - Field Trip / Laguna Road Tams & Oxnard Plain
We will visit the Laguna Tams, noted for producing a wide variety of migrating warblers, vireos and sparrows, before trying the sod fields for pipits and plovers. We will then work our way down Arnold Road, where we can find warblers, sparrows, and perhaps something completely unexpected. Meet at the Las Posas Park and Ride at 7:30 am. Trip leader is Matthew Page (805) 990-6534.
Contact: Matthew Page / 805-990-6534
Saturday, September 23rd - Field Trip / Ventura Settling Ponds
Join trip leader Frank DeMartino as he leads us around the settling ponds in Ventura to scour for ducks, herons, grebes, raptors, and sparrows. Frank enjoys birding the ponds and has much local knowledge of the species we can expect. If time allows, the trip may also visit Marina Park to look for rock pipers and gulls. Directions: Meet at the Las Posas Park and Ride to carpool at 7:30 am. Alternately, meet at the harbor in the parking lot across the street from the ponds, where Spinnaker meets Angler Court at 8 am. For more information, call Frank DeMartino.
Contact: Frank DeMartino / 856-906-8733