In addition to regular bird walks, bird field trips and monthly educational programs, Santa Barbara Audubon Society has special events like the Christmas Bird Count and Birdathon!

Field Trip: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm (7:00 a.m. at car pool location)

These wetlands are adjacent to Point Mugu NAS and close to the ocean in Oxnard. We will bird this area on foot. It will be approximately a 3 mile walk and we must remain as a group. A special thanks to Peggy Kearns and Jeff Hanson for making the necessary arrangements for this trip.

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Field Trip: Hollister Ranch

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hollister Ranch is a large privately held area of ranchetts north of Gaviota on the coast and into the foot hills. This pristine coastal area is not something to miss. Seize the day and and see for your self the wonders this area holds.

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In Honor of Jan Hamber

This year’s Eyes In The Sky open house also held a festive brunch at which Santa Barbara Audubon honored Jan Hamber, a founding member of SBAS and a long time advocate of the California Condor. Several speeches highlighting Jan’s many contributions preceded the special showing of Jeff McLoughlin’s video segment from “The Condor’s Shadow”. … Continue Reading

Friday Bird Walks for the winter of 2017

Join Jack Sanford for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks this winter!

FBW-JackEvery 2nd and 4th Friday (usually) Jack hosts a casual and fun two hour walk at one of the south coast’s birding hot spots.  For beginners, this is a great opportunity to see the birds and find out where to bird. For the more experienced birder, here is you chance to share your knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome. Cost is FREE!

Up next:

Santa Barbara Harbor: Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Arroyo Burro School Open Space: Friday, December 23, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Coronado Drive and Devereux Creek: Friday, January 27, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Lake Los Carneros: Friday, August 11, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

San Jose Creek West: Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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.

Premier Trip: Pt Mugu Naval Air Station

Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deadline Extended to Nov. 9, 2016

Santa Barbara Audubon continues to offer a series of premier fundraising trips to special birding areas, led by experienced birders. Trips occur throughout the year. Proceeds support the chapter’s education and conservation activities in our community. Join us. You will broaden your birding experience, have fun, and contribute to SBAS at the same time.

This is the second two opportunities to visit Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station. The focus for December will be “Winter Waterfowl & More”.

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