Friday Bird Walk: San Marcos Foothills Preserve


Date & Time

Friday, December 23, 2022
8:30 am - 10:30 am

San Marcos Foothills Preserve is an open space encompassing 200 acres. It offers exceptional views of the channel Islands and the Santa Ynez mountains. It provides habitat for Roadrunners, White-tailed Kites, American Kestrels and several species of Hawks. It is also home to many grassland and chaparral  bird species.

We will do everything we can for a safe experience, but COVID is always a risk. Additionally, SBAS may decide to cancel events should pandemic conditions warrant it. For these reasons, we ask that:

– All attendees be vaccinated, each participant bring a mask to the event, and social distancing be practiced to the greatest extent practicable.
– Masks be worn in car pool situations.
– Prior to attending any bird walk or field trip, please come back to this page for any event updates.

Target Birds:

  • Song birds
  • Raptors


From either direction on Hwy 101:

  • Take the State Street/Hwy 154 off-ramp
  • Follow the signs to get on Hwy 154
  • Take the Cathedral Oaks Road exit
  • Turn left on Cathedral Oaks Road
  • Take the 1st  right turn on to Via Chaparral
  • Turn right on Salvar Road
  • Proceed across the bridge and turn left on Via Gaitero
  • We will park and meet near the entrance

Trip Coordinator

Peter Thompson – Contact Peter for information or questions


Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society