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One of two Broad-winged Hawks on 16 April, 2016 possibly involving the same bird. This one over Bates campground.

Photo: Thomas Turner

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The Whole Flock - Songsters, Sprites, and Gleaners. Opening February 12, 2016 at the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. “The Whole Flock” is a centennial exhibit of Audubon prints in three parts beginning in spring. This exhibit will feature related bird songs and the historic museum egg collection. Future exhibits through 2016 will feature Audubon’s Waterbirds and Birds of Prey. Visit the museum website for more information.

Audubon’s Birds of America >>

Posted February 23, 2016

Check out this live California Condor cam from Kofords Ridge located in the Sespe Condor Sanctuary in Ventura County. The condor cam is a collaboration between the Santa Barbara Zoo, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Live Condor Cam

Condor Cam >>

Posted April 24, 2016

On 14 May 2016, birders from across the world will unite to answer a single question: how many birds can we find as a global team? A single day, uniting birdwatchers worldwide across political boundaries and language barriers, all brought together by our shared passion for birds. It’s simple to contribute: go birding and then submit your data to eBird. You can read more here.

Global Big Day >>

Global Big Day

Posted April 10, 2016