The Birds of Santa Barbara County

This site hosts the most recent update of Paul Lehman's The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California (July 2018)


Click here to download the e-book of the 2018 July edition of Lehman's BOSBC.
Click here to download the pdf of the 2018 July edition of Lehman's BOSBC.
Click here to download the map (pdf) that accompanies Lehman's BOSBC (this map was not included in the above files to prevent them from getting too big).

Recommended Citation

Lehman, P. E. "The Birds of Santa Barbara County, California", Revised edition, July 2018, available at, 2018. Original edition: The Vertebrate Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994.

Background and Request for Information

More information about this revised edition can be read in this April 2012 newsgroup message: 
Most importantly, PL writes:

Input from the birding public is eagerly sought. If you have  corrections or other information that would be valuable to include  in any of the species accounts, please submit it, preferably labelled "BOSBC", to . But recent records from the current 'season' should be sent to  county compiler Dave Compton ( We will  consider these data for all future updates. This electronic  publication can be modified easily, and the plans are to do so on a  regular basis.[...] Feel free to comment privately to Paul as well, but we encourage suggested changes to be posted publicly on the sbcobirding site, so that we can all share in this potential new information.

Regarding E-Book Version

The e-book version contains all chapters of the book. Its ePub format should be viewable by software that is freely available for most e-Readers, such as iPhones and iPads (using iBooks), Android devices, the B&N Nooks, et cetera. Amazon's Kindles do not support the epub format, so the file is not readable on those. On small screen devices this e-book is much easier to read than the pdf version as the font size is adjustable, while the automatic word wrapping makes it all fit on your narrow screen.
To get the iBooks app on your iPhone/iPod/iPad: go to to the App Store, Search for "ibooks", and download it. Then, if you select the epub file in Safari or Mail, your iPhone/iPod/iPad will automatically suggest that you add it to your iBooks Library, which is what you want to do. Any questions or comments about this e-book version can be emailed to Wim van Dam.
Wim van Dam,
Jul 17, 2018, 11:10 PM
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Jul 17, 2018, 11:10 PM
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