Rob Lindsay coordinates our monthly field trips which usually take place on a Saturday. Field trips often go farther afield in the county than our Friday bird walks.
Contact Rob for additional information.

Bird Walks and Field Trips are BACK!

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 santabarbaraaudubon.org/activities for directions and event updates.
  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Field Trip: Coal Oil Point Plover Reserve
    Field Trip: Coal Oil Point Plover Reserve

    Location: Coal Oil Point Plover Reserve

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    Snowy Plover

    Least-Tern

    Least Tern

    Join us for a special treat! Renown Santa Barbara local birder Nick Lethaby will lead this trip. He is sure to help us find some special birds as migration is beginning in the county!

    We are certain to see this years new batch of Snowy Plover chicks.

    This will be an opportunity to see late summer Santa Barbara specialties. This is a good time of year to see migrating shorebirds and terns.

    A special treat on this trip is that it is to be led by one of the top birders in the SBC… Nick Lethaby!


    Full details here: Field Trip: Coal Oil Point Plover Reserve




  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Field Trip: Ocean Park
    Field Trip: Ocean Park

    Least Tern

    Location: Ocean Park in Lompoc

    Join us for a rare opportunity to visit this North County site that sometimes offers exceptional birding.
    As in August, we will have the pleasure of being led by expert birder Nick Lethaby!

    Full details here: Field Trip: Ocean Park




  • Saturday, September 17, 2022 - Field Trip: S.B. Harbor & Andree Clark Bird Refuge
    Field Trip: S.B. Harbor & Andree Clark Bird Refuge

    Location: Santa Barbara Harbor and Andree Clark Bird Refuge

    Santa Barbara Harbor is a busy place during the day, but one can find many species of shorebirds, gulls, terns and water birds which take advantage of the quiet hours of the early morning. The Andre Clark Bird Refuge is a fresh water feature which hosts many water birds and shore birds.

    Full details here: Field Trip: S.B. Harbor & Andree Clark Bird Refuge




  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 - Field Trip: Lake Los Carneros
    Field Trip: Lake Los Carneros

    Location: Lake Los Carneros:

    Lake Los Carneros is one of the premier birding spots on the south coast. It existence is not known to many residents of the area for many years! A 25 acre lake sits on the 136 acre park. The lake and it’s surrounding landscape provide varied habitats are host to land birds, shore birds and water foul. The tules which surround the lake are attractive to many species of marsh birds as well. And with all that varied habitat raptors abound as well. It is a birders delight… come and join us here!

    Full details here: Field Trip: Lake Los Carneros




  • Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Field Trip: Las Cruzitas Ranch
    Field Trip: Las Cruzitas Ranch

    Location: Las Cruzitas Ranch

    1100 Alisos Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

    Join SBAS and Cruz Phillips when we visit her bird friendly working ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley.

    Full details here: Field Trip: Las Cruzitas Ranch