Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count

The next Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Participation is free, and everyone — all ages, all experience levels — is welcome! Sign up using the form here:

Carpinteria Christmas Count 2019 signup form

Group leader instructions

Compilation Dinner Event

At 5:30 p.m. on count day we will have a compilation get-together to share stories and tally the birds we saw. This year that event will be held at a new location: the Carpinteria Public Library meeting room on Carpinteria Avenue. We will offer an optional buffet-style meal from Guicho’s Eatery for a cost of $15 per person with the following choices:

Salad — mixed greens, oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, celery, green onions, balsamic dressing

Penne (vegetarian) — marinara sauce, white onions, basil

Farfalle — chopped chicken breast, sun-dried tomato, fresh oregano, green onions, garlic, chicken stock

Spaghetti w/ Meatballs — homemade extra lean ground beef meatballs, marinara sauce

If you wish to purchase the meal at the compilation dinner, please let us know by indicating that in the online signup form for the count. You can pay for the meal ($15/person) in two ways:

  • in advance using the following PayPal link (preferred):

  • at the event (cash or check; no credit cards)

People are also welcome to bring desserts for sharing.

Mailing List

If you want to receive regular updates about the count you can subscribe to the count’s Google group (like a mailing list) here: Carpinteria CBC Participants (Google group). In the meantime, you can check this page for updates as we get closer to count day.

Useful links and downloadable forms:

Questions? Contact John Callender,, or call 805-455-0053.