Field Trip: Rancho Guadalupe Dunes

Date & Time

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Sears Carpool Location

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Target Birds

  • Shorebirds

Trip Leader: Jack Sanford


$8.00 to car pool drivers.


We will car pool from our Sears car pool location at the NE corner of the upper parking lot. We will meet at 7:00am and car pool to the Guadalupe Dunes parking area.


If you would like meet us at the Dunes park at 9:00 am:

  • Take Hwy 101 to Hwy 166 (Main street exit in Santa Maria)
  • Head west towards the town of Guadalupe
  • Cross Hwy 1 at its intersection and continue for 7 miles.
  • We will bird starting from the parking lot


Other Information

We will enjoy a leisurely stroll at the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve. We will view both migratory and resident shorebirds along the ocean and the Santa Maria River Estuary.

  • Dress in layers
  • Bring water, snack or lunch
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a hats
  • Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are very useful
  • As an added attraction we may stop at the Dunes Center and view their latest display of the Sphinx used in the film “The Ten Commandments”

Trip Coordinator

Jack Sanford

Phone: 566-2191 Email:

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society

photo courtesy The Dunes Center