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Up to three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were found in March at Santa Barbara Shores County Park.

Photo: Glenn Kincaid

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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Check out the ABA’s American Birding Podcast: 2017 Splits and Lumps, The AOS Episode. This podcast covers the potential splits coming our way. The American Birding Podcast is available at the following link, or you can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.

ABA Birding Podcast

ABA Birding Podcast >>

Posted April 25, 2017

Here is a 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 Breeding Bird Study

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Posted April 30, 2017