Ventura County provides many recreational opportunities in a beautiful natural setting of coastal plain that includes the Santa Clara River estuary, forest-canopied mountains and interior valleys.
Elevation varies from sea level to 8,831 feet at the summit of Mt. Pinos. Mugu Lagoon and the Los Padres National Forest are globally important bird areas. 457 bird species have been recorded in the county including a Xantus’s Hummingbird.
Field trips are regularly offered by two Audubon chapters that sponsor two Christmas counts http://www.venturaaudubon.org.
Channel Islands trips can be scheduled through www.islandpackers.com. The Channel Islands National Park is recognized as an important breeding and resting area for a variety of seabirds. Enjoy reading about bird watching in the Channel Island Hopping Blog
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