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This record shot first county Varied Bunting was found at Gaviota State Beach on 3 November, 2018.

Photo: Wes Fritz

Varied Bunting

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Local Christmas Bird Counts will take place on the following dates:

Carpinteria - December 15, 2018

La Purisima - December 16, 2018

Santa Maria-Guadalupe - December 23, 2018

Cachuma - December 27, 2018

Santa Barbara - January 5, 2019

Christmas Bird Counts

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Posted November 25, 2018

Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a winter-long (November-April) survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, community areas, and other locales in North America. Anyone interested in birds can participate. Join now for the 2018–19 season, which begins November 10 and runs through April 5.

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Posted November 4, 2018

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eBird Essentials is a free online course offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This is a self-paced, five lesson plan full of how-to's that will help you get the most out of your eBirding experiences. These courses are especially helpful to beginning birders and those new to eBird. eBird Essentials is provided free of charge to anyone with an eBird account:

eBird Essentials

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Posted October 28, 2018