Garden Bird List

Use this key for reference when reviewing our list of birds recorded at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. 

This checklist of bird species was compiled under the direction of Dr. Robert Muller, Director of Research at the Garden, by Larry Ballard, Louis Bevier, and Florence Sanchez.  Special thanks are given to the many birders who also contributed to this list.

 The bird list is based in part on a previous publication, Wildlife in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Bevier, 1986), which was published in memory of Dean Bazzi.  Several species have been added to the new list, while four species from the earlier publication were omitted because of a lack of recent data:  Common Poorwill, Loggerhead Shrike, Lark Sparrow, and Savannah Sparrow. 

Taxonomy follows the American Ornithologists’ Union’s Check-list of North American Birds, 7th ed. (1998), and its subsequent supplements.