sbcobirding receives the generous support of the
Santa Barbara Audubon Society. For more than
50 years SBAS has helped to preserve the
biological diversity of the Santa Barbara area.
This website was created as a resource for everything birding in Santa Barbara County. The goal is
simply to promote the activity of field birding in the county and to provide information to interested
birders. If you have comments about this website or would like more information about local birding,
please contact me.
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Find all bird species recorded in Santa Barbara
County historically and through the current year.
See recent sightings by exploring maps, view
abundance and count graphs:
View a gallery of recent and historical checklist
media including photographs, audio, and video.
There are over 100,000 media files for Santa
Barbara County alone:
An overview of all recent eBird activity in the
county can be found here. Search the top 100
Hotspots and filter by activity. See recent visits
and view illustrated checklists:
The Birding Hotspots website presents detailed descriptions, maps, and
habitat photos of eBird Hotspots. You can help this valuable resource
continue to grow by suggesting edits for Santa Barbara County. Visit the
birding hotspots page for Santa Barbara here:
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