The Conejo Valley Audubon Society Hosts Birding Activities Year-Round


Founded in 1968, the Conejo Valley Audubon Society (CVAS) is an active chapter of the National Audubon Society. CVAS's 500+ members are from southeastern Ventura County and northwestern Los Angeles County. The chapter's membership is primarily from the cities of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Fillmore, Moorpark, Somis and Camarillo.

CVAS hosts monthly programs at the Western Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology (aka Camarillo Bird Museum) and frequent birding field trips throughout the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Recent trips include the Conejo Botanical Gardens, Santa Clara River Estuary, Hill Canyon, Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, Oakbrook Regional Park and others.

CVAS volunteers also consult with local residents interested in converting their yard into a native plant based oasis to help attract birds to your yard.

For more information about CVAS, visit

Twelve Interesting Clubs in Ventura County That You May Not Be Aware Of

If you've clicked through this site you already know there are thousands of things to see and do throughout Ventura County, including over 100 local area clubs and organizations, service organizations, moms' clubs and charities of all types. Let's take a look at a dozen of local clubs that you may not have been aware of.

The Hawaii Club of Ventura County is comprised of members from Hawaii and people who want to perpetuate the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. The groups meets regularly. The next best thing to a trip to Hawaii.

Founded in 1992, the Camarillo White Horse Association records and maintains the lineage of the historic breed of famous Camarillo White Horses dating back to those bred and developed by Adolfo Camarillo.

Conejo Quiet Flyers is a club founded in 2008 for pilots of electric remote-controlled aircraft to get together and enjoy flying in the Thousand Oaks area.

The Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at Westlake Village City Hall. This is the only bonsai society in Ventura County.

The Marine Aquarium Society of Ventura County is a group of local reef hobbyists and enthusiasts who are dedicated to the support of reef keeping in the Ventura County area.

Stitch 'n Bitch Ventura County is for those who like to knit or crochet and live in Ventura County and nearby areas. Meetings in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.

The Ventura County Chess Club meets Tuesdays in Ventura and is open to all skill levels. Check it out, mate!

The Indian Friends Association is a non-profit organization of Indian Americans and others dedicated to fostering grassroots development in India. Is based in Ventura County.

The Ventura County Writers Club was founded in 1933 by four writers in the Ojai area. Since then the club has grown to more than 150 members, meets regularly and hosts annual contests.

The Ventura County Go Club provides a place for people to learn, play, or just watch the game of Go. Meetings in Camarillo are FREE and open to the public.

The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors has a Ventura County chapter that meets monthly at Ventura College.

The Ventura County Comets Radio Control Flying Club has been around since 1965. All members must also be members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

Twelve More Interesting Clubs in Ventura County That You May Not Be Aware Of

In another post we highlighted 12 interesting clubs in and around Ventura County that you may have never heard that also may be of interest. There were selected from the list of 100 local area clubs and organizations on this site. Well, we've selected another dozen clubs and groups that were probably not on your radar to highlight here.

The Ventura County Astronomical Society meets the 3rd Friday night of the month at Moorpark College. Sounds like an out of this world group of folks, with top notch speakers, viewing events and more.

The Ventura County Bass Club promotes fellowship and fun in the area of bass fishing (no, not bass guitars) through friendly competition and conservation efforts. 

The Los Padres Ski Club was founded in 1937 to promote and enjoy the relatively new (at the time) sport of downhill skiing! Meets the first Thursday of the month at the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club and hosts ski trips and other social activities.

Established in 1979, the Conejo Valley Genealogical Society hosts several meetings a month for those looking to explore their family roots.

The Channel Islands Woodturners is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. It meets monthly at a woodshop in Ventura.

The Conejo Valley Orchid Club meets monthly at the Westlake Village Town Hall to learn more about orchids, see orchid displays and participate in a raffle.

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit that meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at the East County Sheriff's Station in Thousand Oaks. The club is very active in community events and emergency response.

The Roam'n Relics Car Club based in Simi Valley showcases pre-1979 American cars. In addition to attending local car show events, the club has been hosting its own annual show for well over 30 years, raising funds for local charities.

There are three gem and mineral clubs in Ventura County - Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Ventura Gem & Mineral Society and Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society. These clubs work together each year to host annual gem and mineral shows open to the public and bring entertaining and educational programs and exhibits for kids. Each club meets monthly.

The Ventura County Dog Fancier's Association was formed in the late 1920s and incorporated in 1935. The club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo.

"Service Above Self" - Rotary Clubs in the Ventura County Area

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self" and this shows in the local community...fundraisers, community events, supporting local charities year round.  Here are some local Rotary clubs in the vicinity of Ventura County.

Rotary Club of Calabasas

Rotary Club of Camarillo

Rotary Club of Camarillo - Sunrise

Rotary Club of Conejo Valley

Rotary Club of Fillmore

Rotary Club of Fillmore - Sun Risers

Rotary Club of Malibu

Rotary Club of Moorpark

Rotary Club of Moorpark - Morning

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