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.
Make a selection from the dropdown menu to learn more about what Ventura has to offer for bird-watchers:
Coastal sage scrub, campground. Trail starts just past main parking lot, crosses the stream several times as it climbs to the end at pond. Lower porti...
LAKE CASITAS Habitat: Open Lake, freshwater marsh, oak woodland, open meadows.Location: From Hwy 101 in Ventura, take Hwy 33 North. Exit Casitas Vista...
To arrange a walk for your group, please contact the City of Ventura Interpretive Outreach Programs at 805-677-3961.
Ocean's Edge Walk - Explore coastal dunes and wetlands as you learn about plant survival techniques.
River Walk - Enjoy stories and hands-on exploration as you walk approximately 2/3 mile along a streamside habitat that is home to an abundance of wildlife.
Lagoon Bird Walk - Visit secluded lagoon teeming with life, located near the Santa Clara River estuary.
Please make your requests at least three weeks in advance of desired date.