new roost site for BV
- The Goleta/Santa Barbara Black Vulture was found roosting at Stow Grove Park in Goleta this evening by Mike San Miguel, Louis Bevier, and Todd McGrath. It's in eucalyptus with Turkey Vultures, along La Patera Road, near the south end of the park.
Stow Grove Park is at Cathedral Oaks Rd x La Patera Rd, just east of Los Caneros Rd. For out-of-towners, the simplest way to get there is to take the Los Carneros Rd exit from 101 in Goleta (just after the Patterson exit if you're coming from the south and after the Glen Annie/Storke exit if you're coming from the north). Go north (toward the mtns) until the road ends at Cathedral Oaks, then turn right. La Patera is probably less than a half mile down. Turn right on La Patera. The park entrance is down a bit on your left. You can park in the lot or on the street.
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