Birds and Wildlife

The Conejo Creek Properties development would end up surrounded on 3 sides by 2 creeks, draining 2 separate watersheds, merging and flowing directly to the Pt. Mugu Lagoon Estuary, one of the largest saltwater estuary in Southern California.

Located halfway between Moro Bay to the North and Bolsa Chica to the South, the Pt. Mugu Lagoon Estuary plays a critical role in the migratory flyway along the coast of Southern California.

Urban runoff from development (tire residue, lawn and garden fertilizers, home pesticides, pet feces) is the single greatest threat to estuary environments.

Pt Mugu Lagoon Estuary

Pt Mugu Lagoon Estuary is the largest remaining coastal wetland (2,500 acres) in Southern California and major staging and wintering area for shorebirds.

It is the most important roosting habitat in Southern California for resident and migrating California Brown Pelicans and includes 5 federally endangered or threatened species

NBVC Point Mugu hosts the following five federally listed endangered and threatened species:

California Least Tern

Light-footed Clapper Rail

California Least Tern

Snowy Plover

California Brown Pelican

Salt Marsh Bird’s Beak

 

Wildlife Corridor

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Conejo Creek Wildlife Corridor

The Conejo Creek is the only wide-open passage under the 101 freeway for miles…serving as the one one point in our area for animals to “cross safely” under the 101 Freeway from the Santa Monica Mountains area on the coast to open spaces further inland.

See the Acorn article titled:  National Park Service makes feline find” 2 mountain  lion babies which discusses the importance of the Conejo Creek wildlife corridor and need for a large gene pool to prevent in breeding or go to our blog/updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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