MCAS Field Trip - JUN 8 - Los Flores Ranch Park

Los Flores Ranch Hills [photo by Linda Signal]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents - For South County Residents  

FIELD TRIP:             Los Flores Ranch Park  

DATE:                        Saturday, June 8, 2024  

TIME:                         8:00AM-11:00AM  

LEADERS:                Linda Signal and Mark Mushkat  

Trip is limited to 15 participants - Signups will be taken for 24 hours or until the trip fills.  Participants will be randomly selected. The remainder will be put on standby status in case of cancellations. Only registered people may attend.

Description: Los Flores Ranch Park comprises 1,778 acres of rolling hills south of the City of Santa Maria. The park offers the public a mix of environmental education, land preservation and recreation, with about fifteen miles of multi-use trails. On this active 2.25 mile trip, look for songbirds, flycatchers and raptors. There is a gradual uphill walk on asphalt from the parking lot to the entrance. The trails can be overgrown, so long pants are recommended. Porta potties are available at the start and on the trail.

Bring a hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended because of thistles and other vegetation that can cause discomfort. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

NOTE: $3.00 entrance fee; free for Seniors 65+

Directions: 6271 Dominion Road

From San Luis Obispo or Santa Maria: Head South on HWY 101. Turn Left at Clark Ave. Exit. Turn Right on Dominion Rd. The main parking lot is approx. 2 miles on the right. Do not park at The Patch or Equestrian parking lots.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: Beginner

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of MAY 30thOn that date, MCAS members will automatically receive an ALERT with the LINK to the Field Trip’s Registration Form.

Non-members will receive an ALERT with the LINK ONLY if they have joined the MCAS ALERT or the SLOCOBIRDING email list. You can join MCAS ALERT via JOIN MCAS ALERT EMAIL LIST in the Footer of the MCAS website or SLOCOBIRDING via

Please consider becoming a member of MCAS to support MCAS’s mission and activities, including Field Trips.

Questions? Email Robbie Revel