2014 Santa Barbara County Christmas Bird Counts


The 115th Christmas Bird Count season is upon us and once again Santa Barbara County is host to 5 count circles so you can stay as busy as you like participating in the longest running citizen science project in the county. Last year our species total was 222 counted by over 250 participants!

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.

Lasagna.jpgTHE 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.)


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!


Dates and Contacts for Santa Barbara County CBCs:

Below find the dates and who to contact to obtain information for each of Christmas Bird Counts in the county.

Santa Barbara:

Saturday January 3, 2015


Saturday December 27, 2014

Contact Rob Denholtz:



Friday December 26, 2014

Contact Mark Holmgren:



La Purisima:

Sunday December 14, 2014

Contact Alex Abela:


Santa Maria/Guadalupe:

Sunday December 21, 2014

Contact Alex Abela:


Photo: Video still from Christmas Bird Count told by Chan Robbins