Bird Pictures Mostly from Devereux Slough, Goleta Slough, Coal Oil Point,
and Sands Beach in Santa Barbara County

March thru June 2, 2007

Devereux Slough Area - June 2 -29, 2007 - Cliff Swallows, Tree Swallow nests, bird boxes, chicks and eggs, Red-tailed hawk chicks

Swallows Hirundinidae

Nesting Great Egret at Goleta Slough
Nesting Great Egret at Goleta Slough , June 17, 2007 - There are currently five Pairs nesting.

White-tailed Kited

Wite-tailed Kite

White-Tailed Kites are regulars at COPR - June 16, 2007 - three of them were flicking their tails up and down.

"Other agnostic behavior is communicated by bobbing the tail up and down. This display can occur more than a hundred times a day in some areas in response to trespassing by a variety of intruders (3)."

3. Dunk, J. R. 1995. White-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus). The Birds of North America, No. 178. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

Thanks for the information, Lynn .

Least Terns at Coal Oil Point Reserve

anybody know the name of this fish?

Least Tern at Coal Oil Point Reserve

Least Terns Sterna antillarum at Coal Oil Point Reserve - June 16, 2007 They are nesting and courting. (note band on right leg).
Eight Least Terns were counted this day. Last year seven Least Tern chicks fledged at COPR. Terns Sterninae

June 17, 2007 - Cris reports that the skunk predation is a continuing problem with the nests and chicks at COPR.

Cliff Swallows at Ocean Meadows
Cliff Swallows collecting nesting materials at Ocean Meadows golf course - June 6, 2006

Auction for Max Project

Gabriele and Max showing how owls communicate

Feather the Nest 2007 Benefiting the Museum Aviary EXhibit (MAX) Project - Saturday, May 26th at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Allen hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird - The Huntington Botanical Gardens - May 13, 2007

Phainopepla, Farren Road - Goleta - May 12, 2007

Bird watching at Coal Oil Point and Goleta - May 12, 2007

The slideshow includes: Snowy Plover chicks, Sanderlings, Bullocks's Oriole, Western Grebe, Mark Holmgren, Deer, House Fench, Scrub Jay, Grasshopper Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk, Phainopepla, Farren Road Area)

Grasshopper Sparrow
Farren Road - Goleta, Grasshopper Sparrow - May 12, 2007

Snowy Plover Chick
Coal Oil Point Reserve - April 28, 2007
Snowy Plover Chicks

Wild Turkey, Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley, Wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo seen near Paradise Road - March 24, 2007

Northern Shoveler

Birds January 13 thru March 10, 2007
Northern Shoveler, Canada Goose, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Black Skimmer, Willet - Goleta Slough, Devereux Slough, East Beach, Santa Barbara

Birds January and February 2007

Devereux Slough and Coal Oil Point Reserve Bird photos and links

Bird Pictures From UCSB area around the Lagoon

Bird Pictures from Ocean Meadows and Storke Ranch Area

Birds current

Birds 2006 (includes Christmas Birds Count)

Birds 2005


Bird Pictures from 2004


Bird Pictures from 2003

snowy plover

Snowy Plover Page

snowy plover

Snowy Plover Bands

Other Pages from the Santa Barbara County area of interest to Local Birders

Lynn Watson's Photos , Goleta Slough Management Committee , Santa Barbara County Birding (this site has links to many local bird photographer's pages)

Interests of Callie | Birds | Surfing | Santa Barbara Farmers' Market, Gardening and Farming | Snowy Plovers | Trips and Places