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Birding by Kayak Trip


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Birding by kayak in Channel Islands National Park! The Channel Islands’ isolation over thousands of years has created a unique environment for rare species of birds.

Our 2.5-3 hour kayaking and birding tour gives you the opportunity to explore Santa Cruz Island’s birding sanctuaries from the view of a kayak. As you paddle along the rugged shoreline, find Brandt’s and Pelagic Cormorants nesting on the cliff edges and Pigeon Guillemots flying in and out of their nests in rock wall crevices as we paddle through sea caves, California Brown Pelicans flying above and diving into the crystalline waters surrounding the Channel Islands, with the occasional Peregrine Falcon or Osprey appearing.

After getting off the water, we’ll explore the island on foot in search of the endemic Island Scrub Jay! The kayaking and birding tour is an incredible opportunity for birders to take their passion to the next level in this truly diverse and unique part of California’s coast. This event will be hosted by Aaron Kreisberg, a member of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society. 20% of trip profits will be donated back to Audubon.