Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count

The next Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Look for more details about the count here as we get closer to count day.

Recap of the 2019 Carpinteria CBC

The 11th Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count took place Saturday, December 14, 2019. Weather was mostly clear, but strong winds made things difficult later in the day. Although gale warnings kept our pelagic crew on shore, Dave Pereksta did a great job of rounding up pelagic species from his three seawatch sites. Roughly 75 observers covered the accessible portions of our count circle, finding a total of 155 species, just 3 species short of our all-time record of 158.
Thank you to everyone who participated.

Count day species spreadsheet

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.