Field Trip: Oso Flaco Lake


Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Just beyond the northern boundary of Santa Barbara County lies this rare and unique ecosystem. Join us on a leisurely 2 mile walk while we spot birds and enjoy the beauty of this area.

Date & Time

Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Target Birds

  • Fresh water birds
  • Salt water birds
  • Northern Harrier
  • Wren
  • etc.

Trip Leader: Rob Lindsay


$5 entrance fee per car or park outside the entrance.


  • Take Hwy 101 North to Hwy 166 (Main street exit in Santa Maria)
  • ¬†Head west towards the town of Guadalupe and the ocean
  • Turn right at the Hwy 1 intersection and go thru the town of Guadalupe
  • Travel 3 miles to the Oso Flaco Road
  • Turn left on Oso Flaco Road and proceed 3 miles to the parking lot

Map Here

We encourage you to buddy up with your fellow birders to carpool as Oso Flaco is about a 90 minute drive each way.


Other Information

  • Dress in layers
  • Bring water, snack or lunch
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a hats
  • Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are very useful

Trip Coordinator

Rob Lindsay –

Contact Rob for questions or additional information

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society