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This Tropical Kingbird at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta was photographed on 5 October, 2016.

Photo: Glenn Kincaid

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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

The Nature Conservancy and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have partnered to create Habitat Network. Create a habitat map and use the planning tool to set goals for your yard or site. The citizen-science information from Habitat Network will provide data that the Conservancy and Lab can use to understand how much habitat exists in our cities and towns. To learn more and create your own Yard Map visit the link:

Habitat Network

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Posted October 16, 2016

Joel Barrett of Island Packers has put together a new website specific to birds and birding in the Santa Barbara Channel, the Channel Islands, and surrounding waters. Joel shares his experiences, as well as updates on sightings and his first hand knowledge of the area at The Salty Bird. >>

The Salty Bird: Birding The SB Channel and Beyond

Posted August 28, 2016