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 the Winter Bird Count for Kids!


We in Santa Barbara are very lucky to have amazing natural history and birding experts available to present to us monthly. Our programs are usually the fourth Wednesday of the month at Farrand Hall at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History unless otherwise noted. The doors open at 7pm with programming starting at 7:30…. Read more »

Friday Bird Walks

Peter Thompson coordinates our twice monthly bird walks which usually take place on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.Contact Peter at by e-mail for additional information. If you are interested in volunteering to lead one or more of these walks, contact Peter, because he LOVES volunteers to lead BONUS walks to new and/or unusual… Read more »

Field Trips

Rob Lindsay coordinates our monthly field trips which usually take place on a Saturday. Field trips often go farther afield in the county than our Friday bird walks.Contact Rob by e-mail for additional information. Bird Walks and Field Trips are BACK! We will do everything we can for a safe experience, but covid is always… Read more »

Field Trip: Hollister Ranch


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.  

Field Trips/Bird Walks to RESUME!

Hello Birders! Santa Barbara Audubon Society is pleased to announce that (unless something awful arises) we will be resuming our field trips and Friday bird walks! Our first Field Trip is coming up in December and Friday Bird walks will start in January. To ensure the safety of our leaders and participants, the following protocols… Read more »