Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s 10th Annual
Winter Bird Count 4 Kids!

Graphic by Lucy London

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter Bird Count 4 Kids Committee greatly appreciates and thanks the 39 volunteers and attendees (including the 15 group leaders) whose dedication made this year’s event a success despite the wet weather! We couldn’t do it without their support.

This year’s event was attended by 31 kids and 5 high school helpers from 16 schools who braved the wet weather with dedication and smiles.

We are especially grateful for Andy Lanes, of UCSB’s Cheadle Center, one of the founders of the WBC4K ten years ago, who has compiled our list of birds seen all these years. 2024 birds seen/heard totaled 49 species. Species of note were the Red-breasted Sapsucker, Summer Tanager, Tropical Kingbird and Violet-green Swallow.

Below is the list of birds seen on the 10th annual WBC4K

Acorn Woodpecker
Allen’s Hummingbird
American Coot
American Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Black-crowned Night-Heron
California Gull
California Scrub-jay
California Thrasher
California Towhee
Cassin’s Kingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Cooper’s Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
European Starling

Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Egret
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Shoveler
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Oak Titmouse
Orange Crowned Warbler
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull

Rock Dove
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruddy Duck
Short-billed Gull
Snowy Egret
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Summer Tanager
Tropical Kingbird
Turkey Vulture
Violet-green Swallow
Western Bluebird
Western Gull
White-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler

We would also like to give a big thank you to Lucy London for her stunning original artwork and design of our 10th anniversary T-shirt.

Graphic by Lucy London