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This Manx Shearwater was just off the Santa Barbara coast on 20 July, 2014.


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An updated draft of Paul Lehman’s, “The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California” is now available as a pdf download or as an epub file for e-book readers. Wim has uploaded the files to a new site, including the e-book version which now contains all chapters of BOSBC. Click the link below for this latest version of BOSBC, the most complete resource to county bird information.

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The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California

Posted June 15, 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

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Posted June 15, 2014

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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-member cost for each webinar. Register for each series here:

Shorebird ID Webinar Series

Posted July 13, 2014

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