Christmas Bird Count

121st CBC in Montecito Journal

Volume 27 Issue 6 of the Montecito Journal (4-11 February 2021) has a write-up of the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starting on page 50!  The end of the article talks about ways to get involved. Item 4 is about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that has been under attack by the federal government. … Read more »

Initial CBC Results for 2020/21

Preliminary Count is 205 species! Watch the compilation event! Greetings birders, Thanks to all who participated in yesterday’s Santa Barbara CBC—for following Audubon’s protocols, and mostly for starting the new year off with a dose of much-needed birding good news and virtual fellowship. Now we begin the work of corralling all the data! Attention eBirders:… Read more »

Santa Barbara CBC – Reminders

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 122nd Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is coming very soon with the Santa Barbara CBC to be held on Saturday, January 1, 2022! We encourage everyone to get out… Read more »

2019 Christmas Bird Count Dinner


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.

Santa Barbara CBC – The List


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 »