Field Trip: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands

Date & Time

Sunday, February 25, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ventura County Game Preserve is adjacent to Point Mugu NAS and close to the ocean in Oxnard.This 300 acre duck pond array offers a wide variety of habitats for us to explore. We will bird on foot for approximately 3 miles on flat walkable roads and must remain as a group.

This trip is for Santa Barbara/Goleta Coast Audubon Members Only

To become a member, go to the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s website at santabarbraraaudubon.org  to join.

We will do everything we can for a safe experience, but COVID is always a risk. Additionally, SBAS may decide to cancel events should pandemic, weather, or other conditions warrant it.

 For these reasons, we ask that prior to attending this field trip, please go to santabarbaraaudubon.org/activities for any event updates.

Target Birds:

  • Ducks
  • Waders, including White-faced Ibis
  • Shorebired
  • Raptors
  • Songbirds

Trip Leaders:

Peggy Kearns and Jeff Hanson

Directions:

  • Take Hwy 101 to the Rice Avenue off ramp (in Oxnard)
  • Turn right on Rice Avenue and head towards the ocean
  • Take the Hueneme Road turnoff when Rice Avenue turns to Hwy 1
  • Head West on Hueneme Road
  • Turn left on Casper Road
  • Turn left at the end of Casper Road into the private area, 2950 Casper Road
  • Please Park on the paved road near the drainage ditch at the ranch buildings

Map Here

Other Information:

  • Santa Barbara/Goleta Coast Audubon Members Only
  • Bring water, snack or lunch
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • We will be walking about 3 miles in exposed area
  • Dress in layers
  • Bring a hat
  • Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are very useful

Trip Coordinator:

Jeff Hanson
Contact Jeff for information or questions

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society