Ostrich Land in Buellton

Ostrich Land USA is a popular destination in Buellton. If you love the ostriches, Ostrich Land is the place to visit. It is strategically located on your way to other great sites, including the Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez Valley, and Solvang, the Danish-themed town. It opens from 9 am to 5 pm throughout the year. The prices are reasonable as they charge $5.00 per and $2.00 per child.

Families and individuals will have fun interacting with the over 100 ostriches and emus. Even locals will not allow their visitors to leave Buellton without visiting these magical birds. They are a rare sight. The most exciting thing is that visitors are invited to feed the birds or stand back and enjoy interacting with ostriches from a safe distance. The birds are raised to be fed by visitors and eat out of a bowl. Check out this article from a Buellton Chiropractor!

Fun feeding the birds

There are many ostriches and emus to feed if you are looking for real fun and a unique family experience. What truly makes this destination unique is the hands-on approach to feeding these massive birds. The bowls are attached to a dustpan so that you are not feeding the animals by hand (Ostriches are vigorous eaters, so remember to hold the pan with both hands, they peck hard). Emus are gentler than ostriches but still amazing to interact with. You pay $1 to feed any of the birds. However, if you visit during the high season, you may not have a chance to feed them. The management of Ostrich Land is keen not to overfeed the birds.

Babies for public viewing

The baby ostriches are hatched at the Ostrich Land. They have been doing this for years. It is amazing to watch the little birds that will grow into large birds someday. Note that you cannot buy the adorable cute birds, and they are not for sale at any time. The best time to view ostrich chicks is during the summer months when it's warm enough for them to stay outside. They grow quickly and become juveniles by winter. As opposed to ostriches, the emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative. Emus chicks typically hatch in late winter and early spring. Be sure to walk around and check out the babies' pen.

Gift shop

There is a gift shop where you can buy ostrich-themed or non-ostrich items in addition to other sundries. Emu beauty products are also available. Here you will find something to remind you of the trip to Ostrich Land. Besides, you can buy fresh ostrich and emu eggs available in the spring and winter seasons.


If you are visiting the central coast for the first time or it's a return trip, Ostrich Land is a fun palace to be up close and personal with ostriches and emus. This is the only place you can see ostriches roaming freely in large numbers. They are friendly, and you are safe visiting them even with your children. You create lifetime memories here.