Article in the Santa Ynez Valley News

by OstrichlandUSA on March 27, 2013

Eye to eye: Big birds in Santa Ynez Valley

March 26, 2013 – Santa Ynez Valley News
ostrichland-ostriches-in-fieldThe Santa Ynez Valley is a long way from Africa’s Serengeti Plain.

So it’s something of a surprise to see dozens of ostriches racing around a 33-acre spring-green spread along the Santa Ynez River.

The spindly-legged, long-necked creatures are the big draw at Ostrich Land.

The tourist attraction on Highway 246, a mile east of Buellton, offers an opportunity to go eyeball to tennis-ball-size eyeball with one of nature’s strangest, most magnificent birds.

There’s a certain incongruity to the bucolic scene. A couple football fields away, cars whiz by enroute to Solvang.

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