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.

Our monthly programs are going virtual! As in past years, our programs resume in the fall, but this time we will be gathering via Zoom. As each date approaches, look for an email—or on our website or social media—for a connection link. Are you new to Zoom? Please don’t let that deter you from joining us. Programs chair Teresa Fanucchi can help you get started. Call or email her: Hidden;

Program: From Sea to Summit: The Marvelous Hummingbird

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation will be via Zoom Meeting ID:  839 6089 0580         Passcode:    661045Or Join the Zoom Meeting with your web browser at: It is strongly recommended when using the desktop application to up-grade the application to 5.2.3 or greater! Presented by Benny Jacobs-Schwartz photo… Read more »

Program: Fly Me To The Moon: Bird Migration Myths & Realities


Bird migration is something dear to our hearts here every spring and fall. This months program will provide some current insights into this phenomenon.

Program: Birding Peru with 4 Guides from 4 Continents

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This months program will be great! Fabulous photos of Peruvian birds as experienced by bird guides, some of whom have never birded in the western hemisphere! Don’t miss this presentation!

Special Event: Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg – Three Billion Birds Lost

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Lead author of the recent study documenting the loss of North American birds, Rosenberg will discuss what this means about the health of our environment and what we can do to restore bird populations.

Program: Living with Penguins

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This year’s November program is in December – But plan early you don’t want to miss this film and Q&A on Living With The Penguins!