Peter Thompson coordinates our twice monthly bird walks which usually take place on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.
Contact Peter at by e-mail for additional information. If you are interested in volunteering to lead one or more of these walks, contact Peter, because he LOVES volunteers to lead BONUS walks to new and/or unusual areas.

Also be sure to check out our monthly Field Trips.

We are saddened to once again have to cancel our Friday bird walks in January due to the new strain of COVID-19 Omicron. We have watched the soaring number of cases reported and feel that at this time it will be best to assess our outings month by month. That being said, January bird walks and field trips have been canceled. Check back later for our assessment for February.

As we resume our activities, to ensure the safety of our leaders and participants, the following protocols have been adopted until further notice:

  • All participants are mandated to have been vaccinated to attend a field trip.
  • Decision to wear masks on field trips will be up to the discretion of the trip leader
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • If you are sick, or feel unwell, do not attend.
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 - Friday Bird Walk: Lake Los Carneros
    Friday Bird Walk: Lake Los Carneros

    Lake Los Carneros (LLC) is one of Goleta’s premier birding hot spots.  Its 25 acre lake and varied wooded and grass land habitats make LLC a wonderful place to visit in the middle of Goleta. Once a part of Rancho La Patera it is now a Mecca for anyone wanting to get in touch with nature.

    Full details here: Friday Bird Walk: Lake Los Carneros

  • Friday, February 25, 2022 - Friday Bird Walk: Elings Park
    Friday Bird Walk: Elings Park

    Elings park is a 250 acre private non-profit park open to the public. Known mostly for it’s athletic, cultural and natural environs, it hosts varied habitat and trails that can lead one to many places that birds call home.

    Full details here: Friday Bird Walk: Elings Park