Flying Solo Along Highway 33
Art Langton reports that he stopped at eight locations along Highway 33 from Ventura Marina to Ozena
Station for his solo birdathon event on April 29. If McGrath State Park had not been closed due to
flooding from the Santa Clara River estuary, it would have been nine!
Among the 74 species he sighted or heard were a Sora, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Purple Martin, Pine
Siskin, and Lawrence’s Goldfinches. Singing Black-headed Grosbeaks were plentiful in Wheeler
Gorge, Rose Valley Lakes, and Middle Lions Canyon.
So it seems that Art was not alone after all!