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!

Carpinteria Final Results of 114th CBC


By Rob Denholtz Carpinteria’s fifth annual Christmas Bird Count was supported by 81 birders who combed a circle that ran from the Santa Ynez Mountains foothills to the sea and from Fernald Point to Seacliff. Our final count was 144 species, including “our” Gray Hawk (likely a returning bird, this year as an adult).

Program: Neotropical birding in Belize, Bolivia and Ecuador


March 26 at Farrand Hall, Jeff Chemnick and Satie Airame will share their amazing photos and stories. Red Capped Manakin at Chan Chich Lodge, Belize. Photo by Satie Airame.

Surprise! The 114th Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count


Birders at Rancho Goleta enjoying the Tufted Duck – Photo: Liz Muraoka

Program: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Santa Barbara Region


Join Joan Easton Lentz at Farrand Hall Feb. 26th at 7PM for a breathtaking visual journey through our unique region.

SB Independent: Goleta ‘Hot Spots’ Lure Area Birders

Coverage of our local Christmas Bird Counts is in the Santa Barbara Independent. Birders, as committed bird-watchers call themselves, are a hardy lot. They have to be since their feathered targets in this area range from the seashore to the mountains, with many types of terrain in-between. Read the rest on