Date & Time
Saturday, September 10, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Ocean Park in Lompoc
Join us for a rare opportunity to visit this North County site that sometimes offers exceptional birding.
As in August, we will have the pleasure of being led by expert birder Nick Lethaby!
Much will depend on the water level in the ponds found at this wetland at the mouth of the Santa Ynez River. If the ponds have shallow water and exposed mud, there will be good numbers of shorebirds, including many dowitchers and yellowlegs, egrets and ducks. The sandbar at the river mouth often has tern flocks.
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 go to santabarbaraaudubon.org/activities for directions and event updates.
- Water birds
- Migrating ocean and shorebirds
Trip Leader: Nick Lethaby
From south county
– Take Hwy 101 north
– Take Exit 132 – Lompoc Hwy 1 and proceed to Lompoc – 21 miles
– Turn left at the stop light on to Hwy 246 towards Vandenberg AFB
From north county
– Take Hwy 101 south
– Take Exit xxx, xxx
– Follow Hwy 246 into Lompoc
– At the intersection of Hwy 246 and Hwy 1 continue straight through the stop light on Hwy 246
– Hwy 246 becomes Ocean Ave.
– Follow Ocean Ave out of town for 8.5 miles
– Turn right onto Ocean Park Road.
– Follow Ocean Park Road to the large parking area.
– We will meet in the parking area.
Map: Ocean Park
- Bring water, snack
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for the beach.
- Bring a hat
- Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are very useful