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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OstrichLand USA is Featured in the Santa Maria Sun

by OstrichlandUSA on November 28, 2012

Spotlight on: OstrichLand USA

November 1st, 2012, in the Santa Maria Sun
By Frank Gonzalestrudy-ostrichland

Between vineyards and horse ranches on Route 246 in Buellton sits a scene more out of Africa than California wine country. On the dry land that stretches out toward the Santa Ynez Mountains, scores of large dark figures dot the golden brush and tan dirt. These are not the cows that once formed the backbone of the Santa Ynez Valley economy and still provide a show for drivers on nearby Highway 101. These are birds—giant, flightless ostriches and emus that are the star residents of the popular ranch attraction, OstrichLand USA.

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