Local printable documents:

Dave Compton and Joan Lentz  BIRDS of Santa Barbara County CHECKLIST

SBAS Eco-Dog-Beach-Guide

SBAS Guide to Bird-Friendly Vegetation Trimming


Sites where you can find great resources for birding locally:

Audubon California

Birds of Santa Barbara County – Paul Lehman – updated downloadable pdf

Santa Barbara County Birding

Rare Birds of Santa Barbara County photo page

Santa Barbara County Birding – Yahoo Group

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNS) – they have a great bird hall

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network


Books of local interest:

A Birder’s Guide to Southern California – Brad Shram

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Santa Barbara Region – Joan Easton Lentz

Birds of Cachuma Lake – Roger Millikan

Birds of Santa Barbara County – Paul Lehman

Birds of Southern California – Kimball L. Garrett, Jon L. Dunn, Brian E. Small

Birds of the Pacific States – Ralph Hoffmann

Birdwatching: A Guide for BeginnersJoan Easton Lentz

Great Birding Trips of the WestJoan Easton Lentz

Introduction to Birds of the Southern California Coast – Joan Easton Lentz

The Birds of Lake Los Carneros – Roger Millikan & Adam Lewis

Roadside Geology of Southern California


Other items of interest:

Hugh Ranson’s The Dragonflies of Santa Barbara County handout

SBMNH’s Kids’ Guides to the Natural World

Birdeez: Easy Bird Identification Guide iPhone App – by Jeff Simeon

BirdingPal – Go Birding With A Pal From Around The World

Downloadable “Quick Finders” to ID Warblers at CornellLabs

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