Autumn Birding by the Coast

Carrington Coast Ranch and Open Space District 

October 19th, 9am-3pm 

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Get your binoculars ready and join us as we explore the 330 beautiful acres of Carrington Coast Ranch, which has been owned by Ag + Open Space since 2003. On this hike we'll explore the coastal grasslands while learning some of the basics of birding with experienced birder, Dave Barry. This amazing property, just north of Bodega Bay, boasts views of the ocean & Salmon Creek while protecting habitat for threatened species such as the American badger, California red-legged frog, and Townsend's big-eared bat.


Where? The Carrington Ranch Property is on the east side of Hwy One at Salmon Creek State Beach north of Bodega Bay.  From Sebastopol, take Bodega Hwy. west to Hwy. 1, turn right on Hwy. 1 and drive through Bodega Bay.  Just north of the Salmon Creek beach main parking area, look for Coleman Valley Road (road dips down here & the street sign is often missing).  Turn right (east) onto Coleman Valley Road and take your first right into the ranch parking area (through a green gate).  The Carrington property is approx. 50 minutes from Santa Rosa.  

What to bring: 

  • Binoculars and your favorite field guide 
  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Warm clothing in layers
  • Sun gear (Sun hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, etc)
  • A lunch and some snacks 
  • A large water bottle for the day 

What to expect: 

  • To hike 3-4 miles, at an easy to moderate pace with some uneven footing. We will stay together as a group. 
  • This hike will be Led by Dave, "Duck" Barry, and LandPaths staff
  • This outing is free thanks to the Ag+Open Space district and donations are welcome 
  • There are no restrooms or potable water on site
  • No smoking, no pets, and please, no smoking pets!

Contact: For any other questions or concerns, or if you would like to register over the phone, please contact Jesica Rodriguez by calling 707-544-7284 #107, or by emailing



To register, click here! 

Ag + Open Space protects land in Sonoma County and LandPaths connects you with that land. This program is made possible through a partnership between the District and non-profit partner LandPaths. It is sponsored by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax, and is coordinated & guided by LandPaths.