Field Trip – North Campus Open Space


Date & Time

Saturday, January 6, 2024
8:00 am - 10:30 am

NCOS is part of a very large restoration process and is a habitat in progress. Already it has become a noteworthy regional birding spot. Here’s a great chance to explore this new habitat if you haven’t done so already.

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 for directions and event updates.

Target Birds:

  • Water birds
  • Shorebirds
  • Grassland birds

Trip Leader:

Rob Lindsay


From Hwy 101 North or South

  • Take Exit 108 – Glen Annie Rd /Storke Rd
  • Go south (towards the ocean) on Storke Road
  • Travel about 0.85 miles
  • Turn right on Whittier Drive
  • After a short distance, on the left, is a large sign for North Campus Open Space
  • Pull into the driveway and park in the parking lot
  • We will meet in the parking lot

  • Park in the Stow House parking lot east of the fire station
  • We will meet in the parking lot then walk around the lake

Other Information:

  • Bring water  & snack
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a hat
  • Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are useful

Trip Coordinator:

Dane St. George
Contact Dane for questions or additional information HERE

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society