Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
COPR lies with an Important Bird Area (IBA) of California. As such it provides some special opportunities to view many aspects of wildlife we may not ordinarily see.
Date & Time
Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Coal Oil Point
Join us for an opportunity to see some late summer Santa Barbara specialties.
We are certain to see this years new batch of Snowy Plover chicks.
This is also a good time of year to see Least Terns if we are fortunate. These birds do sometimes nest with the plovers at the reserve and if so can be found bring food to their young. It’s never certain they will be there but this is as good a time as ever to try for these delightful birds.
After we have scoured the plover reserve, we will then set up spotting scopes above Coal Oil Point in the hopes of seeing early migrating birds (loons, sea ducks and geese, and whatever else may be flying by). As with the least terns, no guarantee we will spot anything but this is a chance to practice a sea watch at one of the best local spots to do so.
- Snowy Plover chicks
- Least Tern
- Migrating ocean and shorebirds
Trip Leader: Robert Lindsay
- Take Hwy 101 to the Glen Annie/Storke Road exit
- Proceed south (towards the ocean) on Storke Road
- After 1.2 miles turn left on El Colegio Road
- Turn right on Camino Corto Lane (1st light)
- Turn right on Del Playa Drive (road tees)
- Park and meet at the corner of Del Playa Drive and Camino Majorca
- Map: Coal Oil Point
- Bring water, snack
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for oil on the beach.
- Bring a hat
- Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are useful
Trip Coordinator / Leader:
Contact Rob for questions or additional information
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