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Do you keep a Santa Barbara County life list? Here you can participate in a (mostly)
Big Day and Big Year listing is a long-
Records were meant to be broken, and every birder involved in such a challenge knows the rewards and disappointments in trying to break previous records. These contest pages are dedicated to all local Big Day and Big Year participants, and to those who attempt to break their records.
The American Birding Association publishes it’s annual Big Day Report and List Report
as a supplement to “Birding” magazine. This publication showcases members' birding
achievements via a collection of anecdotal, one-
SBA Listers & 400 Club
All participants involved in Big Day or Big Year contests and field birding in general are encouraged to follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics. The ABA Code is a set of principles promoting the welfare of birds and their environment and overall birder conduct.
In 2016 Santa Barbara County is at 495 species. Just five away from reaching 500. Join in this contest and offer your predictions as we countdown to the 500 mark. Your guesses can be new species, but don’t forget about possible splits. Contact the webmaster to play.
500 County Species