Pelagic Birding in the Pacific - Field Trip - Red Rock Audubon

Join Zane Marshall for a boat trip in the Channel Islands to see sea birds and a day of birding on the CA coast!

5 Attendees
Event Type: Field Trip
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $20
Non-members Price: $20
Start Time: 10/05/2024 07:00 AM
End Time: 10/06/2024 06:00 PM

Location: Island Packers Cruises

    1691 Spinnaker Dr
    Ventura CA, 93001

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Join Red Rock Audubon for 2 days of birding on the California coast, Oct. 5-6!

Day 1 - Oct. 5 - will consist of birding in the Ventura area, along the coast and inland. In the morning, you will be birding in the Santa Clara River Estuary.  After lunch, you will be going to the Lake Casitas Recreation Area for the afternoon

Day 2 - Oct. 6 - will be an all day boat trip to see pelagic (open ocean) birds.  The boat trip is hosted by Island Packers (https://islandpackers.com/), a boating company that provides transportation to the Channel Islands and is located in Ventura, CA.  This is an exciting opportunity to see birds that are only seen on the open seas, such as Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Leach’s Storm-Petrel; Pink-footed, Flesh-footed (rare), Sooty, & Buller’s Shearwater.  A pelagic bird guide will be onboard to provide information and help identify birds.

If you are interested in participating on this trip, it is suggested you make your reservation as soon as possible since boat the capacity is 60 persons and half of those spaces have already been taken. You must purchase your ticket through Island Packers and also register through Red Rock Audubon so we know how many people are coming. 

For reservations:

You must purchase your ticket through Island Packers Cruises and taken on an individual basis only.
Island Packers may be contacted and reservations made by phone at: (805) 642-1393 or you may purchase your ticket here.  Select "Bird Trips" then select the October 6 date.  Please note that that there is a no refund in the 5 days prior to the trip. 

You must also register on this website.

While tripods are allowed, monopods are more versatile.
Rain gear and moisture protection is suggested for clothing, electronics, cameras, optics, etc..


It is recommended that you arrive on Oct. 4 to participate in the birding on Saturday and stay over until Monday, Oct. 7 because the boat cruise is planned for 10 hours, a full day.  Upon registering for this event through the RRAS website, you will receive a confirmation email with information on hotels and other event-specific information.

Each participant is responsible for their own meals and accomodations.

Question?  Contact Barbara Beck at fieldtripspecialist@redrockaudubon.com



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