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This young male Garganey in Waller Park on November 24 in Santa Maria represents a third county record.

Photo: Bradley Hacker


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This month closes out eBird’s 15th year. In just a decade-and-a-half, your contributions have made eBird one of the largest community-driven biodiversity projects in the world. Read about eBird use by the scientific community and highlights of the latest features for users at this end of the year review article.

eBird 2017 Review >>

eBird 2017 – Year in Review

Posted January 7, 2018

Check incoming and historical Christmas Bird Count results at the link below. Search for results by count and results by species. Results for the most recent 118th CBC will be added as they come in.

Christmas Bird Count Results

Posted January 7, 2018

Audubon CBC Results >>

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free annual event where birders of all ages and skill level participate in a three day census to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. You can count in your yard, in a local park or a wildlife refuge. The next Great Backyard Bird Count takes place February 16-18, 2018. Visit the link below to learn more.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count >>

Posted November 27, 2017