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.
sbcobirding 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.
The eBird Hotspot Gaps project aims to increase coverage of under-birded locations across the county. Participants visit eBird hotspots on weeks with no prior visits in eBird’s historical record and submit complete checklists to eBird. Filling in these data gaps increases our knowledge of the county’s avifauna and enables analysis to be done for individual hotspots and wider areas. It could also turn up new or unexpected species for hotspots that have received less attention than they deserve.
Hotspots are public birding locations created by eBird users. Hotspots allow multiple birders to enter data into the same shared location, creating aggregated results available through eBird's "Explore" tools