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Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 pm – Evening Owling at Palo Comado Canyon
Meet at 8 pm at the Sunrise Meadows Open Space Trailhead on Smoke Tree Ave in Oak Park. We’ll look and listen for Great Horned Owls, Barn Owls, and Western Screech Owls! We may also run into other nighttime creatures as well! Bring flashlights and/or headlamps!
Also, for those interested, we will be meeting for dinner at 6:30 pm at Margaritas Mexican Grill at Kanan and Lindero Canyon in Oak Park. As this was a popular trip last year, please contact Sammy Cowell (818) 470-7098) so we can keep the trip from getting too crowded!

Thursday, June 13th 8:30 am – Santa Barbara Channel Pelagic
If you’ve never been birding out on the open ocean, this is a perfect opportunity to get your feet wet! Join us as we cruise around the eastern Santa Barbara Channel looking for pelagic birds like jaegers, alcids, boobies, shearwaters and storm-petrels. This trip is 3 hours and will stay within Ventura County waters. We may stop
by to look at the Anacapa Arch from the boat, but won’t land on the island.
Check-in is at 8:45 am at Island Packers’ Channel Islands Harbor office at 3550 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard. We will be departing from the harbor at 9:30 am and will return at 1 p.m. This trip is limited to 70 passengers, so you must RSVP by May 23 at The cost is $50 per ticket. Visit to find out ways to

June 12th, Wednesday, 8:00 am – Beginner Bird Walk
Conejo Valley Audubon invites birders of all experience levels to attend our monthly Beginner Bird Walk at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. These walks are held on
the second Wednesday of each month. We will meet at 8:00 am at the main parking lot, which is accessible off Lynn Road at Via Goleta in Newbury Park. Rancho
Sierra Vista is an excellent place to see many of the oak woodlands birds that are
common in the Conejo Valley area. We will take time to introduce beginning birders
to these species and will teach the best techniques for locating and identifying
them. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring water and social distance.
Please register in advance by contacting your walk leader Richard Armerding at
(310) 701-3878

Saturday, June 15th, 11:00 am – Tour of Ojai Raptor Center
We have scheduled a private tour of the Ojai Raptor Center for 15 participants! During this one-hour experience, we will meet a few of the raptor ambassadors, learn about their personal stories, and watch demonstrations of their natural behavior. Space is first-come first-served, so if you’re interested in coming please contact us at The cost is $27 per guest. Visit to find out ways to pay.
Trip leader: Sammy Cowell (818) 470-7098

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