MARK YOUR CALENDAR for DECEMBER 27, 2016 for the 18th consecutive Cachuma CBC.

The 2015 Cachuma Christmas Bird Count in Santa Barbara County is now complete and we are busy planning for 2016 and beyond. All 2015 data has been collected, reviewed for accuracy and submitted to  Alex Abela and family who will do the data submission to National Audubon. We would love to hear from anyone with comments on the count or suggestions for future counts.

We will continue to update the site periodically as we transition away from Mark Holmgren’s many years of successfully organizing the count alone. Going forward Sheri Lubin, Kate McCurdy, Cruz Phillips and Peter Schneekloth will act as a team to organize future counts. Mark will continue to support us as well.


This web site will serve as a place where folks can go to view the count circle and areas where you might wish to count, grab maps of your survey area, and download data forms. We will communicate by e-mail primarily, but don’t hesitate to call Peter Schneekloth at 805 450-6839.

Once you find an interesting area or route, get in touch with Peter or Mark to finalize it.

The center of the circle is at 34.65010  -119.95160. This is a point on Happy Canyon Road approximately 7 miles NE of highway 154.  The circle’s radius is 7.5 miles.  If you have and use a GPS unit, your service is especially valuable scouting or counting in the outer reaP1050102 smallches of the circle. The Count Circle

Indicate please:                                                            Outcrop north of De la Guerra Spring

a)     your interest and availability in counting for a half day or a full day,
b)     the area in which you would prefer to count,
c)     your interest in hiking in remote or high elevation areas of the circle,
d)     if you want to be alone or part of a team, and
e)     if you will have a mobile phone and GPS in the field.

And please give us your best contact, and cell phone number for use on count day.

Peter Schneekloth
July 4, 2016