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.

For the Fall of 2021, our monthly programs continue to be presented virtually. As each date approaches, look for an email—or on our website or social media—for a connection link. We hope to see you there! Are you new to Zoom? Please don’t let that deter you from joining us. Programs chair Aaron & Emily Kreiserg can help you get started. Call or email at: Hidden;

Recordings of our virtual programs are available for viewing at:
Additional Resources->Videos

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.

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.

Special Program: An Evening With Jon Dunn


A special paid program. Tuesday January 14th at 7:30pm, Fleischmann Auditorium located at the S.B. Museum of Natural History.

Tales of the Northern Saw-whet Owl


June 26, 7:00 PM at Farrand Hall Mary Freeman will take us on a journey through the San Gabriel Mountains and show us one of it’s most charming residents, the Northern Saw-whet Owl. During the five years of the Los Angeles County Breeding Bird Atlas Survey, data on the Northern saw-whet owl was sorely lacking…. Read more »