Ventura Harbor and the nearby water treatment ponds offer a terrific combination of sea and land birds in a leisurely, mostly sand-free walk. Recent sitings in the area include Redhead, Eared Grebe, Marsh Wren, Lark Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow and Nashville Warbler. Likely encounters: Bonaparte’s gull, Sora, Common Moorhen, Phalaropes, assorted warblers, swallows and grebes, Peregrine Falcon. If you've got a scope, bring it! A bit of a drive at an early hour, but worth every minute.
Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 Freeway to the city of Ventura, exit Seaward Avenue, turn left over the freeway, then immediately left (south) on Harbor Blvd. to Spinnaker Drive and proceed to the end. Look for birders in the last parking lot on the left.
Leader: Richard Barth,(310) 276-0342.