Program: Bird Shorts: Made Up Stories about Birds and Birders

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NEW Location:

Faulkner Gallery,
Santa Barbara Central Library
40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A Santa Barbara Audubon first! 
A night of bird fiction!
Join us for an evening of short stories about birders and the birds that fuel their passion from the creative mind of Santa Barbara’s favorite bird columnist Hugh Ranson. Hugh has recently worked on finding ways to write about the lives of birders, their relationships with one another, and the creatures that send them out into the field on wild chases.

Hugh will conclude the evening with a colorful presentation featuring 50 of his spectacular bird photographs.

Photo by Hugh Ranson

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Photo by Hugh Ranson

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Hugh Ranson was born in England and lived in Wales before coming to California in 1981. He became a birder at the age of 12, and since retiring from his 32-year career as an elementary school teacher, gets out in the field every day to look for and photograph birds and bugs. He has had several short-stories published and has written two novels for young-adults. Hugh currently writes Santa Barbara Birding, a monthly bird article for the Santa Barbara Independent.

Pink-Footed Shearwater. photo by Hugh Ranson
Photo by Hugh Ranson

Presented by 

santa Barbara audubon society