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One of two Broad-winged Hawks on 16 April, 2016 possibly involving the same bird. This one over Bates campground.

Photo: Thomas Turner

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The Whole Flock - Waterbirds Opening February 2016 at the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. “The Whole Flock” is a centennial exhibit of Audubon prints in three parts beginning in spring. This exhibit will feature related bird songs and the historic museum egg collection. The next exhibit, Waterbirds runs June 10-September 5, 2016. Visit the museum website for more information.

Audubon’s Birds of America >>

Posted February 23, 2016

Check out this live California Condor cam from Kofords Ridge located in the Sespe Condor Sanctuary in Ventura County. The condor cam is a collaboration between the Santa Barbara Zoo, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Live Condor Cam

Condor Cam >>

Posted April 24, 2016

On 14 May 2016, birders from across the world participated in the Global Big Day. A single day event to record as many bird species as possible. Visit the link below to see the results. Birds specific to Santa Barbara County can be found here >>

Global Big Day >>

Global Big Day - Results

Posted May 15, 2016