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  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 for any event updates.

Target Birds:

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

Trip Leaders:

Peggy Kearns and Jeff Hanson


  • 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