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This rare male Scarlet Tanager was photographed 4 December, 2016 in Santa Ynez Valley.

Photo: Wes Fritz

Scarlet Tanager

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Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. Anyone interested in birds can participate. The 30th season begins November 12. You can join now for the 2016-17 by signing up at the website.

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Posted September 18, 2016

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. The next GBBC will take place February 17-20, 2017. Visit the GBBC website to learn more and to sign up for the 2017 count: >>

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted December 4, 2016

The  117th annual  Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place in Santa Barbara County on the following dates:

Carpinteria - Dec 18

La Purisima - Dec 18

Santa Maria-Guadalupe - Dec 26

Cachuma - Dec 27

Santa Barbara - Dec 31

Local Christmas Bird Counts

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Posted November 13, 2016