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: How New Caledonian Crows learn about and solve foraging problems


Join us this October as Dr. Corina Logan presents results of her investigation into the ecologic and genetic influence on the behavior and cognition of New Caledonian Crow and Great-tailed Grackles.

Program: The Pacific Flyway: Superhighway in the Sky


Sept. 24th at Farrand Hall. Join National Audubon VP Michael Sutton and learn about bird migration and conservation.

Program: Birds in Black…and Blue, Corvids of the Santa Ynez Valley


May 28th, join Sedgwick Reserve Docents Dennis and Jess Beebe for a multimedia and hands on exploration of this amazing family of birds.

Program: The Condor’s Shadow – Film and Q&A.


April 23, 7 PM at Farrand Hall. Come view the amazing film, learn about these endangered birds and meet the filmmaker and (human) star.

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.