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This juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Refugio State Beach provided a second county record in September.

Photo: Glenn Kincaid

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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The 2014 State of the Birds Report assesses the health of our nation’s bird populations. This fifth publication of the report is the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds ever conducted. The full report can be found at

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The State of the Birds Report 2014

Posted September 20, 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

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Posted June 15, 2014


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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. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. Anyone interested in birds can participate. The 28th season of Project FeederWatch begins November 8, 2014. Read more:

Project Feeder Watch

Posted September 20, 2014 >>