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;

Recordings of our virtual programs are available for viewing at:
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Program: Evolutionary Divergence in Timema Stick Insects


Join us this April when Dr. Patrick Nosil delves into the life and times of Timema stick insects he has studied in California over the last 15 years.

Program: Landbirds at Channel Islands National Park


Join us this February as Tim Coonan-Biologist Channel Islands National Park – speaks on conservation and management needs of unique avifauna of the five Channel Islands National Park islands.

Program: That “Dastardly” Cowbird – A Model for Human Behavior?


Join us this January as Dr. Adrian O’Loghlen from UCSB, speaks songbird communication and how this relates to his research on cowbirds. Doors open at 7:00 pm.



Join us this November as Estelle Sandhaus, Ph.D., of the Santa Barbara Zoo, speaks about condor conservation and the Santa Barbara Zoo. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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.