Carpinteria Birdwatching Classes

Classes and outings are free of charge. Classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month (usually) at 6:30 p.m.

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

NOTE: The class originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, and the outing originally scheduled for Saturday, July 21, have both been CANCELLED. We’ll get back to the regular schedule in August. Sorry for the disruption.

August Class Details:

  • When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 pm
  • Where: Silver Sands Mobile Home Park, 349 Ash Ave, Carpinteria (see directions below)
  • Subject: Birding by Ear; Audubon 2018 Photography Contest Winners

Future Class Schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. <– Note: earlier date (2nd Wed.) to avoid Thanksgiving

 August Outing Details:

For the August outing we’ll be birdwatching in the shady oak woods of Toro Canyon Park.

  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8 a.m.
  • Where: Toro Canyon Park, Toro Canyon Park Road, Montecito
  • Directions: From Via Real, drive north on Toro Canyon Road to Toro Canyon Park Road. Turn onto Toro Canyon Park Road and drive east about 1 mile to the park entrance. We’ll meet in the first parking area near the entrance. I’m planning a leisurely walk through the picnic areas; if people are feeling ambitious we might also do a walk up the trail a short ways into the chaparral and back.

Things to bring:

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

Future Outing Schedule:

  • Saturday, August 18, 8 a.m., Toro Canyon Park
  • Saturday, September 22, 8 a.m., location TBA
  • Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m., location TBA
  • Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m., location TBA <- Note: earlier date to avoid conflicting with Thanksgiving

Directions for all Wednesday evening classes:

Classes are held at:

Silver Sands Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
349 Ash Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Take Linden Avenue south toward the beach. After you cross the railroad tracks, turn right on Dorrance Way. At the end of the street, where it meets Ash Avenue, park along Ash Avenue in front of the Silver Sands Mobile Home Park. Overflow parking is also available to the south (left) along Ash Avenue.

Walk into the mobile home park by the south (left) driveway. The clubhouse is the first building on your left. (See below; click for larger map.)

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