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Download the e-Book version of the 2022 May edition of Lehman’s BOSBC here: Download the PDF version of the 2022 May edition of Lehman’s BOSBC here:Download separately the MAP (PDF) that accompanies Lehman’s BOSBC. This map is also included in the above file:
This page hosts the most recent update of Paul Lehman’s, The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California (May 2022)
Lehman, P. E. "The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California", Revised edition, May 2022, available at http://www.sbcobirding.com/lehmanbosbc.html, 2022Original edition: The Vertebrate Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994.
The e-Book version contains all chapters of the book. Its ePub format should be viewable by software that is pre-installed or freely available for most e-Readers, such as iPhones and iPads (using iBooks), Samsung Galaxy and other Android devices, the B&N Nook, et cetera. Beginning in late 2022 Amazon's Kindle will support the ePub format ( link ). On small screen devices this e-Book is much easier to read than the pdf version as the font size is adjustable, while the automatic word wrapping makes it all fit on your narrow screen.To get the iBooks app on your iPhone/iPod/iPad: go to to the App Store, search for "ibooks", and download it. Then, if you select the ePub file in Safari or Mail, your iPhone/iPod/iPad will automatically suggest that you add it to your iBooks Library. Visit Google Play to download any number of ePub readers for Android devices. Several ePub readers are also available for Microsoft PC’s running the Windows OS.
By Paul E. Lehman
“Input from the birding public is eagerly sought. If you have corrections or other information that would be valuable to include in any of the species accounts, please submit it, preferably labeled "BOSBC", to sbcobirding. But recent records from the current 'season' should be sent to county compiler Dave Compton (davcompton60 [at] gmail.com). We will consider these data for all future updates. This electronic publication can be modified easily, and the plans are to do so on a regular basis.[...] Feel free to comment privately to Paul as well, but we encourage suggested changes to be posted publicly on the sbcobirding site, so that we can all share in this potential new information.”