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!

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 for additional information. Subscrbe to the SBAS events calendar, learn how on this page. Bird Walks and Field Trips are BACK! We will do everything we… 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 »

Program: The Carpinteria Snowy Plovers: A First Successful Nesting in 60 Years

Snowy Plovers have a long history in Santa Barbara County. Areas on the north coast and south coast are now protected during nesting season for the Plovers. According to Paul Lehman in his book “The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California”, Snowy Plovers nested in substantial numbers in the Santa Barbara area during the 1910-11… Read more »

Program: A Visual Journey through Carrizo Plain National Monument

The Carrizo Plain is one of the last remaining arid grasslands in California. The area is threatened not only by natural resource developers but also by hundreds of well meaning wildflower lovers who can have a detrimental impact to the region. Join us as Chuck Graham shares some of his 15 years of photographs and… Read more »