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.

2016 Christmas Bird Count
Santa Barbara County Dates and Contacts

Location / Link Date Contact
La Purisima (Lompoc) Dec 18 Alex Abela
Carpinteria Dec 18 Rob Denholtz
(805) 684-4060
Santa Maria/Guadalupe Dec 26 Alex Abela
Cachuma Dec 27 Peter  Schneekloth
(805) 450-6839
Santa Barbara Dec 31 webmaster


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