Birds DesJardin

Birds DesJardin Hosts the Ventura Field Ornithologists

VFO

If you would like to be part of VFO, and have your stats included on this 
page, it's real easy. The only requirement is that your Ventura County 
list is at least 300, regardless if you live in the county or not. If you 
qualify, just email me with your name, your photo (optional), your Ventura 
County list number (latest county bird optional), best self found Ventura 
County birds (5 max), & favorite Ventura County birding locations (4 max).



IN REMEMBRANCE
   Since the creation of this page, Ventura County has lost two very 
   important, compassionate, and personable birders. No amount of 
   text would ever say enough, no amount of sorrow would ever be enough 
   sorrow for those who knew and birded with them. 

   John Tiffany - November 15, 2007
   Onik Arian - December 14, 2008
   
VFO RECORDS AND STATS
 
VENTURA COUNTY BIG YEAR
   David Pereksta 
   2013, 339 species

VENTURA COUNTY BIG DAY
   David Pereksta
   24 April, 2015
   190 species

VFO'ers
   Their Ventura County list and latest county bird, best self found 
   Ventura County birds, & favorite Ventura County birding locations.


 
Onik Arian
County List: 
   358
Best Self Found Birds:
   Northern Pygmy-Owl
   Red-throated Pipit (Oxnard Plain)	
   Painted Redstart (Big Sycamore Canyon)
   Prothonotary Warbler 
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Pt Mugu Naval Base ("The Rock" & Lagoon)
   Lockwood Valley-Mutah Flats
   Canada Larga
   Oxnard Plain
Onik's Spirit Bird:
	Prothonotary Warbler
	   
   


Don DesJardin
County List:
   429 Field Sparrow 11-23-2015
   428 Neotropic Cormorant 06-08-2015  
   427 Hudsonian Godwit 10-05-2014 
   426 Blue-footed Booby 09-15-2013
   425 Nutmeg Mannikin 09-11-2013 (ABA Added)   
   424 Northern Saw-whet Owl 06-30-2013
   423 Wild Turkey 06-12-2013	   
   422 Grace's Warbler 12-19-2012	 
   421 Guadalupe Murrlet 07-17-2012 (Split from Xantus's Murrlet)
   420 Connecticut Warbler 10-02-2011
   419 Gray Viero 10-02-2011
   418 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 9-03-2011
   417 Broad-billed Hummingbird 12-27-2010
Best Self Found Birds:
   Slaty-backed Gull (Ventura Marina)
   Lesser Sand Plover (Near Pt Mugu)
   Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1 Near Pt Mugu & 2 at SCRE)
   Nelson's Sparrow (Near Pt Mugu)
   Yellow-throated Vireo (Big Sycamore Canyon)
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Canada Larga Road
   Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE)
   Oxnard Plain
   Pine & Frazier Mountain
   
   
      

David Pereksta "Big Dave"
County List:
   433 Field Sparrow 12-06-2015
   432 Brown Thrasher 10-23-2015
   431 Neotropic Cormorant 03-27-2015
   430 California Condor (ABA countable rule change)
   429 Hudsonian Godwit 10-05-2014 
   428 Lark Bunting 08-31-2014
   427 Common Nighthawk 06-20-2014
   426 Gull-billed Tern 05-02-2014
   425 King Eider 04-14-2014
   424 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 10-22-2013
   423 Black-throated Green Warbler 10-01-2013
   422 Nutmeg Mannikin 09-11-2013 (ABA Added)
   421 Grace's Warbler 12-19-2012
   420 Bar-tailed Godwit 09-18-2012 
   419 Guadalupe Murrlet 07-17-2012 (Split from Xantus's Murrlet)
   418 Connecticut Warbler 10-02-2011
   417 Gray Viero 10-02-2011
   416 Broad-billed Hummingbird 12-27-2010
Best Self Found Birds:
   Bar-tailed Godwit ( Surfer's Knoll Beach)
   Yellow-billed Loon (Pt Mugu, "The Rock") 
   Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Olivas Adobe)
   Broad-winged Hawk (Laguna Road, Oxnard Plain)
   Blue-headed Vireo (Laguna Road, Oxnard Plain)
   Black-throated Green Warbler (Hailes Road, Oxnard Plain) 
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Pt Mugu Naval Base ("The Rock" & Lagoon)
   Big Sycamore Canyon
   Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE)
   Pine Mountain
Beverage of choice when birding:
   Mountain Dew
   
    
      
   
Brad Sillasen
County List:
   364 Brown Thrasher 10-25-2015
   363 American Oystercatcher 10-18-2014
   361 Flesh-footed Shearwater	    
   357 Blue-footed Booby 09-16-2013
Best Self Found Birds:
   Red-necked Stint (SCRE)
   Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Near Pt Mugu)
   Gray-headed Junco (Soule Park, Ojai)
   Zone-tailed Hawk (Upper Ojai)
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Soule Park, Ojai - Fall
   Sisar Canyon - Spring
   Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE)
   Lake Casitas
  


John Tiffany
County List: 
   361
Best Self Found Birds:
   Yellow-billed Loon (Rincon Point)
   Greater Pewee (Saticy Spreading Grounds)
   Lark Bunting (Oxnard Plain)
   Sage Thrasher (Near Saticoy)
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Rincon Creek at Bates Road
   Pt Mugu Naval Base ("The Rock" & Lagoon)
   Lockwood Valley-Mutah Flats
   Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE)


Steve Tucker
County List: 
   356
Best Self Found Birds:
   Grace's Warbler (Etting Road, Oxnard Plain)
   Yellow-green Vireo
   Manx Shearwater (Pelagic trip off Ventura)
   Tufted Duck (Saticoy Spreading Grounds)
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Lockwood Valley-Mutah Flats
   Oxnard Plain
   Pt Mugu Naval Base ("The Rock" & Lagoon)
   Santa Clara River Estuary (SCRE)
   
   
   

Walter Wehtje
County List: 
   396
Best Self Found Birds:
   Sooty Tern (SCRE)
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (McGrath State Beach)
   Light-footed Clapper Rail (McGrath Lake)
   Canada Warbler (Huneme Road, Oxnard Plain)
Favorite Ventura County Birding Locations:
   Pine Mountain-Reyes Peak
   Pt Mugu Naval Base
   Big Sycamore Canyon 
   San Nicolas Island

Ventura County Birding Links
   These sites can be a great source of information 
   if you are planning to visit Ventura County 
   for a "Birding Experience".

Bird Clubs
   Conejo Valley Audubon
   http://conejovalleyaudubon.org

   Ventura Audubon
   http://www.venturaaudubon.org

Bird Finding & Location Guides
   Central Coast Birding Trail, Ventura County
   http://ca-ccbt.info/Ventura.htm

   

Record Keeping and Reporting Bird Sightings
   Here in Ventura County we pride ourselves in record 
   keeping that could provide valueable data on avian
   occurrence and population trends for future researchers
   and birders. Any information is better than no
   information at all. You can report things like, out of range
   migrants, unusal concentrations of a particular species, or 
   any other unusual sightings to our compiler for North 
   American Birds.
   
   Ventura County Compiler for NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS
   Adam Searcy
   serpophaga@gmail.com




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