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.

November Class Details:

  • When: Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. <– Note: earlier date (2nd Wed.) to avoid Thanksgiving
  • Where: Silver Sands Mobile Home Park, 349 Ash Ave, Carpinteria (see directions below)
  • Subject: Gulls, Using eBird

November Outing Details:

For the November outing I plan to ask permission from the Carpinteria salt marsh authorities for us to return to the restricted-access portion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh off Estero Way.

  • When: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8 a.m. <– Note: earlier date to avoid Thanksgiving
  • Where: Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Estero Way (off Carpinteria Avenue, west of 7th Street/Santa Ynez Avenue)
  • Directions: Take Carpinteria Avenue west from 7th Street, then turn south onto Estero Way and park on the street (if there is no parking available on Estero Way, park nearby on Carpinteria Avenue).

Things to bring:

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

Future Class/Outing Schedule:

  • Future classes and outings are up in the air. I’ll be taking a break in December to have more time for organizing the Christmas Bird Count on December 15. Do we want to keep going after that? Are people still interested? Should we consider a change of format? Let’s discuss during the November class and outing.

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.