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This Manx Shearwater was just off the Santa Barbara coast on 20 July, 2014.

Photo: Joel Barrett

Manx Shearwater

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The 55th Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Checklist of North American Birds has been published and it contains changes related to the birds of Santa Barbara County. Click on the link below to read more, or visit the Birds link at the top of this page for the complete list.

AOU 55th Supplement >>

Updated Santa Barbara County Bird List

Posted August 8, 2014

England’s prolific publisher of books on birds in the nineteenth century relied on a succession of talented artists to bring his vision to reality. John Gould’s passion for Ornithology is explored in this survey of his life and work in a upcoming exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History October 17, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

The Bird Man: John Gould

SBMNH Exhibit >>

Posted June 15, 2014


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Merlin Bird ID from Cornell Lab is a free app for your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Merlin is designed to be a birding coach for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. Download from App Store or Google Play.

Merlin Bird ID

Posted August 24, 2014

Merlin >>

Compilers across the country have sent in their data and regional summaries from the 114th Christmas Bird Count:

2013-2014 Christmas Bird Count Results

Posted August 24, 2014

CBC Summary >>