2014 Santa Barbara County Christmas Bird Counts

The 115th Christmas Bird Count season is upon us and once again Santa Barbara County is host to 5 count circles so you can stay as busy as you like participating in the longest running citizen science project in the county. Last year our species total was 222 counted by over 250 participants!

We’re making the CBC dinner even better by eliminating the potluck and offering you a catered dinner. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own food.

LasagnaTHE CATERED CHOICES: meat lasagna ($17.50) or vegetarian lasagna ($15). Both dinners include caesar salad, rolls, and a large cookie and will await you at 6:00 on Jan 3.

Be sure to sign up by Dec 23. (No dinners sold at the door.) Here’s the link to sign up:


SBAS will be providing water, plates, knives, forks, and napkins, or be kind to the environment and bring your own. Enjoy and celebrate the success of our CBC!


Dates and Contacts for Santa Barbara County CBCs:

Below find the dates and who to contact to obtain information for each of Christmas Bird Counts in the county.

Santa Barbara:

Saturday January 3, 2015

Contact webmaster.sbbirdcount@gmail.com





Saturday December 27, 2014

Contact Rob Denholtz:

robdenholtz@gmail.com or (805) 684-4060



Friday December 26, 2014

Contact Mark Holmgren:

maholmgren33@gmail.com or (805) 680-4045



La Purisima:

Sunday December 14, 2014

Contact Alex Abela:

abela@lightspeed.net or (805) 934-2873


Santa Maria/Guadalupe:

Sunday December 21, 2014

Contact Alex Abela:

abela@lightspeed.net or (805) 934-2873


Photo: Video still from Christmas Bird Count told by Chan Robbins