2018 Field Trip / Meeting Calendar
|Sep 1||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Santa Clara River Estuary|
|Sep 9||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Hill Canyon|
|Sep 10||7:30 PM||General Meeting||Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology Building|
|Sep 12||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Rancho Sierra Vista|
|Sep 16||7:30 AM||Field Trip||Laguna Tams & Oxnard Plain|
|Sep 22||8:00 AM||Field Trip||Ventura Settling Ponds|
September 2018 Field Trips
Saturday, September 1st - Field Trip / Santa Clara River Estuary
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 8:00 am. Trip leader: Dee Lyon
Contact: Dee Lyon / 805-499-2165
Sunday, September 9th - 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. Raptors may soar
overhead. We'll scour the cottonwoods and eucalyptus for migrating warblers, vireos and sparrows. We'll also explore the park for Bewick's, Rock, Cactus and Canyon Wrens, towhees and woodpeckers. We may even spot a covey of California Quail. Meet at the park, 10241 Hill Canyon Road, at 7:30 am.
There is free parking right across the road from bridge. If that parking is full then park for $4.00 close by at Santa Rosa Valley park. Bring binoculars and water. Trip leader: Linda Easter.
Contact: Linda Easter / 818-519-2833
Monday, September 10th - General Meeting / Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology Building
Our general meeting, normally held on the first Monday of the month, will be held this month on the second Monday, September 10th, because of the Labor Day holiday.
The program for this first meeting of our 2018-2019 season will, as in previous years, be a “Show and Tell” program. This is the evening where we can gather again after our long summer
breaks and meet friends and discuss our various trips.
All members are encouraged to bring photos, movies, slides or anything else they would like to share to the meeting. Chrystal Klabunde, our programs chair, will coordinate the presentations and will set up the computer and projector to show the pictures.
If you would like to participate, please call or email Chrystal (805-522-8023)
Friday, September 4th, to sign up for a time slot and learn about presentation media formats.
Wednesday, September 12th - Field Trip / Rancho Sierra Vista
Conejo Valley Audubon invites birders of all experience levels to attend our monthly Beginner Bird Walks at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa.
These walks are held on the second Wednesday of each month and will continue throughout the summer. We will meet at 8:00 am at the main parking lot. If interested, please contact the trip
leader Richard Armerding (310) 701-3878 to learn all of the details for the trip.
Contact: Richard Armerding / 310-701-3878
Sunday, September 16th - Field Trip / Laguna 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 to carpool at 7:30 am. Trip leader is Matthew Page.
Contact: Matthew Page / 805-990-6534
Saturday, September 22nd - 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. Meet at the Las Posas Park and Ride to carpool at 7:30 am. Alternatively, meet Frank at the harbor
at 8 am, in the parking lot across the street from the ponds, where Spinnaker meets Angler Court.
Contact: Frank DeMartino / 856-906-8733