Pre-registration for the SB CBC is now closed!

If you would like to participate, please see the Forms page of this site for the forms to record your effort and species wherever you choose to go birding. Send the completed forms to Libby Patten: webmaster.sbbirdcount@gmail.com, or bring the forms to the compilation dinner the evening of CBC day.


Hello birders,

The Santa Barbara teams are now assembled for Audubon’s 119th Christmas Bird Count (CBC), to be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019! We hope some of you are getting out and scouting for the birds on The List page of this site.

A few reminders:

CBC Compilation Dinner – Everyone is urged to attend the compilation dinner at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Fleischmann Auditorium) on the evening of Count Day. Meals must be reserved by Tuesday, January 1: click here to reserve. If you don’t wish to purchase a meal, please bring your own food and dinner service. Dinner begins at 6:00; countdown begins at 7:00.

Count Week starts Wednesday January 2 – Species seen during Count Week should be added to your species list WITH AN ‘X‘ if not seen on CBC day. Count week includes the 3 days before and after CBC, so January 2-4 and January 6-8  (details on the Forms Page).

For remaining questions about the CBC, you can contact us at casb.cbc@gmail.com. 

Good birding,

Rebecca Coulter, Joan Murdoch, Liz Muraoka and Libby Patten
SB CBC Coordinators

Above photos, by Hugh Ranson (left to right) — Broad-billed Hummingbird, LeConte’s Sparrow, and Northern Shoveler. Birds observed just before 118th CBC.