Field Trip: Las Cruzitas Ranch


Date & Time

Saturday, November 16, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Las Cruzitas Ranch

1100 Alisos Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Map Here

Target Birds

  • Goldfinch
  • Bunting
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  • Phainopepla
  • Yellow-billed Magpie
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Nuthatch
  • Hummingbirds
  • Golden Eagle
  • etc.

Trip Leader: Cruz Phillips

Cost – Free


  • Take Hwy 154 to Armour Ranch Road (just north of the Santa Ynez River bridge, 3.3 miles past the Bradbury Dam turnoff)
  • Turn north east (the only way you can turn)
  • Follow Armour Ranch Road for 1.4 miles
  • Turn right on Happy Canyon Road
  • After 2.4 miles turn right on Alisos Avenue
  • After 0.7 miles the pavement ends at a cattle guard
  • Continue 2.6 miles over 2 more cattle guards to the barn and ranch
  • Map: Las Cruzitas Ranch

We’ll arrive around 9 a.m. and bird near the ranch house for about 2 hours where there is bird habitat and a large number of feeders. Then we will take an easy walk around the general area and perhaps a tour of a canyon.

Other Information

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

Trip Coordinator

Rob Lindsay –

Contact Rob for questions or additional information

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Photo courtesy Jeffrey Hanson