9th Annual Owl Festival at Historic Olivas Adobe in Ventura on Sunday, April 14, 2019

The 9th Annual Owl Festival is Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura. Event is free of charge.

View the baby Great Horned owls born at the Olivas Adobe each year, including presentations and refreshments.

www.cityofventura.ca.gov/648/Olivas-Adobe

Fall Open House at Camarillo Bird Museum on Saturday, October 13, 2018

THE WESTERN FOUNDATION OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, a.k.a, “THE CAMARILLO BIRD MUSEUM” INVITES YOU TO ITS 16th Annual Fall Open House!

The Museum will be open on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a rare opportunity to tour the Foundation’s extensive bird, nest, and egg collections!

Art exhibit will take place all day and will showcase professional and amateur artists within our local community displaying their bird-themed artistic creations.

Natural History demonstrations, events and crafts 11:00 to 12:00 & 2:00 to 4:00 

Ojai Raptor Center’s live birds of prey at 12:30

Silent Auction - Raffles will be held at 11:00am and 3:30pm. Gift items will be available for purchase,

Admission is $5.00 per person, $10.00 per family. Free for members!

439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo www.wfvz.org 

Directions:  From south of Camarillo, take Hwy 101 to the Pleasant Valley/Santa Rosa Rd. off-ramp, and turn left at the end of the off-ramp, going back over the freeway. Follow Pleasant Valley west for 2 miles to where it crosses Lewis Road. Continue heading west on Pleasant Valley to the second street on the right, Calle San Pablo.  (If you cross the railroad tracks, you have gone too far.) Turn right on Calle San Pablo. The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).

From north of Camarillo, take Hwy 101 south to the Las Posas Rd. off-ramp, and turn right at the end of the off-ramp. Follow Las Posas for 0.8 miles to the intersection with Pleasant Valley Rd. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley, and follow it east for 1.6 miles to where it crosses the railroad tracks and comes to a stop sign. Be careful of traffic crossing at this intersection, since it does not stop. Proceed east after the stop sign to the first left -- Calle San Pablo. Turn left here.  The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).

Fall 2018 Open House at Ojai Raptor Center on Sunday, November 4th

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Ojai Raptor Center (ORC) is hosting its Fall 2018 Open House on Sunday, November 4th, offering the public a rare and close up view of raptors including hawks, eagle, vultures, falcons and owls.  There will also be a silent auction, Chumash stories, children's activities and more.

Normally, ORC is closed to the public year-round because of the sensitive nature of wildlife in rehabilitation, but for the Fall Open House, ORC will open its doors to the public from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to allow the public to tour the center and the largest flight aviary in California. 
 
The Ojai Raptor Center is located at 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai. Admission is $5 per person, with children under 10 free. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Ojai Raptor Center. This is a dog-free event.  For more information, visit www.ojairaptorcenter.org or call (805)649-6884.
 
About Ojai Raptor Center
Ojai Raptor Center is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of birds of prey and other wildlife and to providing educational programs to teach communities about wildlife and our shared environment. This facility takes in an average of 1,000 animals a year, specializing in raptors, with a release rate of 65%. ORC provides permanent sanctuary to some of the non-releasable raptors who go on to become education ambassadors in the Wildlife Education Program.

Public Tours at the Camarillo Bird Museum

The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) (aka Camarillo Bird Museum), a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation, is both a natural history collection specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the world, and a research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation. The Foundation's collections are the largest in the world, and its mission is to contribute to the conservation of the world’s wild bird species through the accessibility of the collections and their data to researchers, educators, students, and the public. 

The Museum hosts monthly public tours on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30, and the last Friday of each month at 3:00 (except for Nov & Dec). Reservations required at least one day in advance.

  • Upcoming dates as of 6/23/18: Fri, 6/29 at 3pm, Wed, 7/11 at 3:30pm, Fri, 7/27 at 3pm.

Maximum of 20 people at each public tour.  The address is 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo and the cost is $5.00 per person; free to Members and children 5 or under. Please contact us at 805-388-9944 to put your name on the list.  Visit www.wfvz.org for more information about the museum.

National Trails Day and Summer Showcase at Camarillo Grove Park on Saturday, June 3rd

National Trails Day and Summer Showcase on Saturday, June 3, 9am-1pm at the Camarillo Grove Park Nature Center, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road.

Enjoy a live bird show from the Ojai Raptor Center, plant succulent clippings in a decorative pot, participate in a guided hike through our two miles of trails, take advantage of free giveaways from Healthy Pet and Home Depot, check out our display of taxidermy animals, bring the kids to play on our nature-themed playground and best of all--enjoy a free hot dog lunch sponsored by Smashburger.