Field Trip: Rancho Santa Barbara


Date & Time

Saturday, March 16, 2024
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Rancho Santa Barbara is located at the upper end of Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy ranch owners Lee Carr and his brother Charles Carr’s hospitality at one of the best inland winter birding areas in the county!

This trip is for Santa Barbara/Goleta Coast Audubon Members Only

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:

  • Geese
  • Wood Duck
  • Lewis’s Woodpecker
  • Bald Eagle
  • Clark’s Grebe
  • American White Pelican
  • Other water and song birds

Trip Leader:

Rob Lindsay


Rancho Santa Barbara is located at 4001 Hwy 154.
Meet at the Ranch entrance. We will enter as a group.

Other Information:

  • Bring water, snack or lunch
  • Wear comfortable shoes – we will be walking about 2.25 miles.
  • 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