Carpinteria Birdwatching Classes

Classes and outings are free of charge. Classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month (usually) at 6:30 pm <– NOTE: NEW EARLIER TIME.

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

April Class Details:

  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:30 pm <– NOTE: NEW EARLIER TIME
  • Where: Silver Sands Mobile Home Park, 349 Ash Ave, Carpinteria (see directions below)
  • Subject: Hummingbirds; Birding Tips for Not-Quite-Beginners

Future Class Schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
  • 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

 April Outing Details:

For the April outing we’ll be visiting a place that has had a wonderful assortment of Spring migrants over the last few weeks: the Santa Monica Creek bike path.

  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 a.m.
  • Where: Santa Monica Creek bike path
  • Directions: Take Santa Ynez Ave. north from Via Real and turn left on El Carro Lane. Park at the (western) end of El Carro Lane. We’ll meet on the bike path just past the end of the street, next to the Santa Monica Creek channel, then walk a few hundred feet south to where the hummingbirds hang out.

Things to bring:

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

Future Outing Schedule:

  • Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m., Santa Monica Creek bike path
  • Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m., location TBA
  • Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m., location TBA
  • Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m., location TBA
  • Saturday, August 18, 8 a.m., location TBA
  • 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, jbc@jbcsystems.com, or call 805-455-0053.