Premier Trip: Pt Mugu Naval Air Station

Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deadline Extended to Nov. 9, 2016

Santa Barbara Audubon continues to offer a series of premier fundraising trips to special birding areas, led by experienced birders. Trips occur throughout the year. Proceeds support the chapter’s education and conservation activities in our community. Join us. You will broaden your birding experience, have fun, and contribute to SBAS at the same time.

This is the second two opportunities to visit Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station. The focus for December will be “Winter Waterfowl & More”.

Date & Time

Friday, December 2, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Point Mugu Naval Air Station

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Target Birds

Water fowl, rails, egrets, shorebirds, ducks, Vermilion Flycatcher, raptors etc. 80+ species are typical for this trip

Trip Leaders:

Jeff Hanson, Peggy Kearns, and base biologist, Martin Ruane. Expect local experts to join us on this rare and exceptional day,


$55.00; Limit 14 people; Register at Eventbrite

Registration deadline Extended to November 9th Get your form to Jeff Hanson’s by this date

Fourteen lucky SBAS members will be granted access to the Point Mugu Naval Air base on this unique opportunity to visit some 2,000 acres bordered by the Pacific Ocean and some of the most bountiful agricultural land in Southern California. Marsh and and coastal wetlands provide a stopover for thousands of migrating birds each year and habitat for seven endangered species of birds. The area is so rich in wildlife that our day there typically counts 80 species including egrets, rails, Vermilion Flycatcher, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and more.

This field trip takes us to an active Navy base. All participants are required to fill out an Access Pass Registration Form. 

  1. You must be approved before entering the base
  2. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite
  3. Email Jeff Hanson at to request the registration form and instructions for filling out the form.

Deadline to submit your Access Pass Registration Form to Jeff Hanson is November 9, 2016.   NO CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED ON BASE! We will car pool ($8.00 gas money to drivers) from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge at 7:00 am (park in the small lot at 57 Los Patos Way).  Once you receive reservation confirmation you can meet us at the base if you so desire. Directions to the Naval Air Station:

  • (note the google map pin is not exactly correct)
  • Take Hwy 101 to the Rice Avenue off ramp
  • Head towards the ocean to Hwy 1
  • Take Hwy1 south (Rice Avenue becomes Hwy 1 south)
  • Exit at  Wood Road
  • Turn left at the stop sign onto Naval Air Road
  • Take the first right onto Mugu Road
  • Meet at the main gate parking lot immediately to your right

You must be a citizen of the United States and you will need a photo ID. The Base Biologist, Martin Ruane, will guide us around the base from 8:00 am to 12 noon.   Photo from