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This Manx Shearwater was just off the Santa Barbara coast on 20 July, 2014.
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The 55th Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Checklist of North American Birds has been published and it contains a few changes related to the birds of Santa Barbara County. While no new species are added as a result of species splits, there are a couple of name changes and a sequence shuffling of the doves. Click on the link below to read more, or visit the Birds link at the top of this page for the complete list.
Updated Santa Barbara County Bird List
Posted August 8, 2014
England’s prolific publisher of books on birds in the nineteenth century relied on a succession of talented artists to bring his vision to reality. John Gould’s passion for Ornithology is explored in this survey of his life and work in a upcoming exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History October 17, 2014 through January 4, 2015.
The Bird Man: John Gould
Posted June 15, 2014
eBird rarities through BirdTrax...
Fall shorebird migration is now underway! Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering
a 5 webinar series in August and September on the important points of shorebird ID.
Each session highlights a specific group of birds from peeps to waders. These webinars
are designed to help beginning birders. There is a member and non-
Shorebird ID Webinar Series
Posted July 13, 2014