Coming up fast… Save the Dates for SBCo CBCs!

Yes, that time of year is upon us when we need to plan for the end of year Christmas bird counts.

Check back here under the Activities menu / Christmas Bird Count to find out about this years county CBCs.

All dates have already posted here.

And keep an eye out here for details on the catered dinner for Santa Barbara’s CBC dinner.

2015 CBC Dinner

Enchaladas Word ArtEnchaladas PlateJoin us for the second annual catered Christmas Bird Count dinner on Saturday, January 2, at 6 p.m., Fleischmann Auditorium, SB Museum of Natural History. This year dinner will be provided by the popular Del Pueblo Cafe, and the menu includes chicken enchiladas verde, cheese enchiladas rojas, salad, rice, beans, chips, and salsa.

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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!

Let’s Make the CBC Dinner Better!

Nancy States, Holly Keefe, Lee Moldaver, Kris Mainland White, Marsha Macdonald. – Not pictured: Teresa Fanucchi, Joan Murdoch. Photo by Dolores Pollock

This group, chaired by Holly Keefe, plans to help you enjoy next year’s Christmas Bird Count dinner even more than in the past. Each year after the CBC, hungry birders flock to Fleischmann Hall at the Natural History Museum. … Continue Reading

Santa Barbara Final Results of 114th CBC

The Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count website has been updated not only with our official submitted totals (“Latest Count Results”), but also with a tab showing a summary of our counts from 1991 onward (“Historical Since 1991”) where you may look up the average number of birds reported by decade, among other things.

Our overall species total for this year remains at 222, with 37,484 individual birds counted. Our overall number of species detected since 1990 is 310.

Thanks again goes to our birding community for a great count!