Santa Barbara County Christmas Bird Count Information

Every year, around the time of Christmas, people all over the nation and many other countries go out on their chosen day to count their local birds. To get a better understanding the CBC and its history visit this USGS page. Or if you are looking for previous years results, take a look at Audubon’s National CBC web page. You can also view California’s CBCs at the Nature Alley page.

Santa Barbara County is lucky enough to have 5 count circles in which you can participate. Below you will find the available information for each the county’s CBC’s. Check back often as we get near the end of the year, because information often changes.

2017-18 Christmas Bird Count
Santa Barbara County Dates and Contacts

CBC NameDateContact NameContact MethodWebsite
Santa Barbara30-Dec-2017EmailLink Also on Facebook
(805) 450-6839
CarpinteriaNew Date
Santa Maria/
23-Dec-2017Alex AbelaEmail
La Purisima
17-Dec-2017Alex AbelaEmail
WBC 4 Kids20-Jan-2018



Get out, have some fun and know that you are contributing to the longest running citizen science projects in the nation.