Carpinteria Birdwatchers

Carpinteria Birdwatchers are a group of people in and around Carpinteria, CA, who enjoy birdwatching. We have evening birdwatching classes and morning birdwatching outings once a month. All classes and outings are free and open to all ages and ability levels.

Classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month (usually) at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room attached to the Carpinteria Public Library on Carpinteria Avenue.

We also do a low-key birdwatching outing somewhere around Carpinteria on the Saturday after each class.

April Class Details:

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Carpinteria Public Library multipurpose room, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria (detailed directions below)
  • Subject: Misidentifications: Why they happen, how to avoid them, and why they’re okay; Woodpeckers and sapsuckers (part 2)

April Outing Details:

For the April outing we’ll visit the Carpinteria Creek estuary in the State Beach Campground.

  • When: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 8 a.m.
  • Where: Carpinteria Creek estuary/Carpinteria State Beach Campground
  • Directions: Park along Palm Avenue north of the railroad tracks or along 6th Street (depending on parking availability), then walk south along Palm Ave. into the State Beach Campground (be careful of traffic and while crossing the railroad tracks). We’ll meet on the grass near the tomol (Chumash canoe), then we’ll walk to the mouth of Carpinteria Creek along 4th Street (on the north edge of the campground). After birdwatching at the creek mouth we’ll return via the beach.

Things to bring:

  • Binoculars (if you have them)
  • Clothing and footwear suitable for walking
  • Sun protection
  • Water

Directions for all Wednesday evening classes:

Classes are held at:

Carpinteria Public Library multipurpose room
5141 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013

If you face the library from Carpinteria Avenue the multipurpose room is on the right (west) side of main library building. It is attached to the library building, but has its own entrance facing the street.

Mailing list

To be notified of upcoming classes and outings you can subscribe to the following Google group (like an email list) by sending an email to this address:
…or by visiting the group’s web page at:!forum/carpinteria-birdwatchers/join

Questions? Contact John Callender,, or call 805-455-0053.