Field Trip: Nojoqui Falls County Park


Date & Time

Saturday, May 21, 2022
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Nestled just over the Gaviota pass from Gaviota State Beach is Nojoqui Falls County Park. There is quite a spectacular waterfall in the park (if it’s been raining) and is also home to the county’s breeding population of Purple Martins.

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

  • Yellow-billed Magpie
  • Purple Martin
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Barn Owl
  • Vireos
  • Towhees
  • Woodpeckers
  • Orioles

Trip Leader: Rob Lindsay


  • The park is in the Santa Ynez Valley
  • From Hwy 101 take the Nojoqui Park turnoff (old Coast Hwy) 1.2 miles north of Gaviota Pass summit
  • Turn left on  Alisal Road (approx 1 mile)
  • Nojoqui Falls Park is on the right about 0.8 miles down the road.
  • We will park in the parking area nearest the falls

We will hike to the falls (an easy walk) and then bird the entire park.

Other Information

  • Bring water, snack or lunch
  • Wear comfortable shoes, possible mud
  • Bring a hats
  • Binoculars a must, spotting scopes optional

Trip Coordinator

Rob Lindsay 

Contact Rob (email hidden; JavaScript is required) for questions or additional information

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society