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Andree Clark Bird Refuge

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Address: 1400 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2880

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Lovely place to walk

Get away from the fairly busy boardwalk and head to the Bird Refuge where you're more than likely to be on your own. It's a very easy cycle ride from town or there's a parking... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2015
Jason K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Roy, Utah
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walking and lots of birds. A definite must-see for serious birders. Then have lunch across the street at a wonderful French bistro.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very short walk and you have to turn and come back the way you came. Some interesting birds to be seen and also spotted a small turtle but won't rush back

Thank frasermunn
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Bird Refuge is just off of the highway and also just north of the beach. It is easy to get to and offers an opportunity to view native birds in a very natural lagoon type of environment.

Thank buffalojim67
Lexington, Kentucky
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake and natural area for birds with wide walk path. We didn't see very many birds; a few wrens, chickadees and water birds. Stumbled on a couple transients sleeping in the brush along the railroad tracks.

Thank lamberth54
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Get away from the fairly busy boardwalk and head to the Bird Refuge where you're more than likely to be on your own. It's a very easy cycle ride from town or there's a parking lot. We saw a good selection of lizards and water birds including duckings and an egret.

1 Thank Jason K
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174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Late one summer afternoon I strolled along the cycle path leading from the shoreline and behind the zoo until I found the entrance to the Refuge and a display map showing the walks and viewing points. There were some mallards and jay on the small beach; and a ruby-throated humming bird and red crested woodpecker in the trees outside the... More 

2 Thank yorkshirecat56
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I was able to find this place the last 3 days of my trip and it was great! I found at least 7 night herons,green herons,grebes,coots,great white herons,blue herons,tons of hummingbirds,wood peckers, and the list goes on! It is a quiet little place with joggers and bikers going by with an occasional dog walking his owner.

3 Thank PTTraveler101
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This a a great little spot to hit from time to time, season to season. Never know what you'll find- maybe a rail! As for a local bird place it's one to keep on the list.

1 Thank Girlnextdoor19
Santa Barbara, California
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Frankly disappointing for a bird sanctuary - Lake Los Carneros is better. Water's dirty, birds are scarce.

1 Thank winetripper
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We went there several times when in SB... It is relatively quiet... Nice place to walk... The blue herons seem to like it too...

Thank vinca123

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