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Andree Clark Bird Refuge

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Commune with Nature

Refuge is close to beach. Has a walking trail with signs depicting the flora and fauna local to the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Santa Barbara, California
Lovely place to walk

Get away from the fairly busy boardwalk and head to the Bird Refuge where you're more than likely... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2015
Jason K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 Jun 2018
“Commune with Nature”
2 weeks ago
“Kind of nice”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed in this small "lake" - there were quite a few birds, but I was a little disappointed that the path only runs up one side of the water, not all the way around. Instead of walking for about an hour,...More

Thank Indyblonde
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Refuge is close to beach. Has a walking trail with signs depicting the flora and fauna local to the Refuge. Nice educational experience for children. Very relaxing, level walking, no stress. Enjoy.

Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

Thank avianacres3rjw
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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
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
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Jason K
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...More

3  Thank yorkshirecat56
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...More

3  Thank PTTraveler101
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
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