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.

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!

Program: New Zealand Bird Conservation

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Join us in October when our own local birder, Glenn Kincaid, will speak on New Zealand’s native birds, their current status and some of the methods the Kiwis are using to save them.