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This Rusty Blackbird was found in Waller Park on February 8, 2018 in Santa Maria.


Photo: Tom Slater

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To date, over 14 thousand bird images, video and sound files have been added to the eBird database for Santa Barbara County from birders like you. Explore all checklist media at the link below. Tip - click Recently Uploaded and Best Quality from the dropdown to see the highest rated images voted on by eBirders.

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Posted February 11, 2018

It’s time once again to document breeding birds for the 2018 season. In 2017, 564 new breeding records were submitted and the Breeding Bird Study database grew by about 11%. The 5527 records currently in the BBS represent 178 breeding species in the county. You can participate by observing nesting activity in 2018 and contributing to the Study. Information can be found at the SB Audubon BBS portal:

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Posted February 20, 2018

Bald Eagle #A-48 lays her third egg in February 2018! You can see the live streaming nest cam footage from Sauces Canyon on Santa Cruz Island. Check in to see hatching and nesting activities at the link below.

Channel Islands Live Bald Eagle Webcam

Posted February 11, 2018

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