These events include Earth Day, our Annual Picnic and other events that happen less frequently.

Winter Bird Count 4 Kids – Media Coverage

WinterBirdCount4kids-2014The Winter Bird Count 4 Kids (WBC4K) was a huge success this last January.
You can read Santa Barbara Independent coverage of this event HERE

There was also coverage in the Santa Barbara News Press by Brett Leigh Dicks on February 4th. You can pay for an archived version of their article HERE.

A big thank you to Andy Lanes and all the members of the WBC4K committee who organized  this event. And a second big thank you to all the participants of this years first Winter Bird Count 4 Kids.

Read more about the origins of the event HERE and HERE.


Join Dave Pereksta for a Pelagic birding adventure around the western Channel Island on the Condor Express.

Date & Time

Saturday, November 15, 2014
6:30 am - 5:30 pm


Sea Landing

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PELAGIC BIRDING TRIP, NOV 15 – A great opportunity–space available on the comfortable Condor Express. Sign up before Halloween. Cost: $175. Leader: Dave Pereksta.

This is a terrific time to get off shore! The plan is to head to the western Santa Barbara Channel and the waters surrounding San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands looking for wintering alcids, shearwaters, fulmars, albatrosses, and seasonal specialties including Short-tailed Shearwaters and Black-legged Kittiwakes. Past trips to this area in November have found Buller’s and Flesh-footed Shearwaters. Several rarities (Mottled Petrel and others) are possible at the deepwater edge southwest of San Miguel!

Departs Santa Barbara promptly 7 am; arrive by 6:30 am to facilitate check-in and loading. The trip should run about 10 hours. Allow for delays of several hours in returning to the dock if unusual wildlife is encountered. Deadline for signing on: Oct 31.

If you’re interested in joining this promising expedition, call the Sea Landing at 888-77WHALE or visit the web site

Or contact Matt Victoria at:

Smithsonian Scientist Shares Research on Island Songbirds

March 12, 7 PM, Ventura

Santa Barbara Audubon was made aware of this talk put on by the Channel Islands National Park and thought some of our membership would be interested. News Release below.

February 25, 2014
For Immediate Release
Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725
Smithsonian Scientist Shares Research on Island Songbirds


Ventura, CA — On March 12, 2014, Channel Islands National Park will host a special lecture about island songbirds by Smithsonian biologist Scott Sillett.

Sillett will describe why the California Channel Islands are one of the best places in the world to investigate ecology and evolution and will share his studies of songbirds including orange-crowned warblers, song sparrows, and island scrub-jays. … Continue Reading

2013 Annual Audubon Picnic



Whether it was for the “50th Anniversary” bash, Darlene Chirman’s farewell, or the wonderful weather, on Saturday June 29th, over 125 members of Santa Barbara Audubon and guests gathered under the shady redwoods at Stow Grove Park and spent a lively afternoon visiting, eating, and celebrating. … Continue Reading