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This Northern Parula continuing in the month of July was photographed at Stow Grove Park in Goleta.

Photo: Peter Schneekloth

Northern Parula

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The American Ornithological Society’s 2017 supplement to the Checklist of North American Birds is out. This supplement details the splits, name changes and reorganization of birds. Read this easy to follow summary at the ABA Blog:

AOS 2017 Supplement

AOS 2017 Summary >>

Posted July 9, 2017

See the new feature recently added to eBird Hotspots: Illustrated Checklists. Each Hotspot in the county now features an Illustrated Checklist which includes a frequency bar chart and best quality media for each species observed. To learn more visit the link below. Just click on any Hotspot from the list followed by the Illustrated Checklist tab:

SBA Illustrated Checklists >>

eBird Illustrated Checklists

Posted June 18, 2017

The Santa Barbara Breeding Bird Study is a collection of breeding bird records covering the county and projected on maps using Google Fusion Tables.  This study has expanded to include input from many observers documenting nearly 170 breeding species.  The effort is sponsored by Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UCSB and the Santa Barbara Audubon Society. Click this link to explore the BBS:

Santa Barbara County Breeding Bird Study

Posted April 30, 2017

Santa Barbara County BBS  >>