Photos by Hugh Ranson (left to right) — Broad-billed Hummingbird, LeConte’s Sparrow, and Northern Shoveler. Birds observed just before 118th CBC Notes from before the count: Audubon’s 121st Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is coming very soon with the Santa Barbara CBC to be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021! We encourage everyone to get out… Read more »
Christmas Bird Count
Don’t get left out in the cold after this years bird count day. Dine with us at the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count compilation dinner. Tickets now on sale.
The month before the count, you can help us by scouting your neighborhood or anywhere else within the count circle for any of the interesting or unusual birds on this list: Cattle Egret Blue-winged Teal Eurasian Wigeon Greater Scaup Mountain Quail Common Gallinule Virginia Rail Wilson’s Snipe Greater Roadrunner any owls (other than Barn, Great… Read more »
Count week is here! January 1st, 2019 Today marks the beginning of Count Week, which includes the three days prior to (January 1-3) and three days after (January 5-7) CBC day. Species seen during these six days but not seen on CBC day are still very important to gathering a truer picture of the bird… Read more »
Hello birders, January 4, 2020’s 120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count is now going into the books. Our final official tally is 203 species. State and national ranking for the total number of species is shown below. The full list of species and numbers of birds recorded for each will be available soon at Audubon’s CBC web page…. Read more »