Santa Cruz Bird Club

The Santa Cruz Bird Club was founded in 1956. The Club sponsors birding walks in and around the county of Santa Cruz and meetings September through May featuring informative, illustrated talks for birders on wild birds and related topics.  Walks and presentations are free and open to the public.  If you are not a member already, please join the Bird Club.



Meeting, Thursday, April 24 , Speakers: Zach Michelson and Teague Scott, Santa Cruz,  Predatory Bird Research Group. Topic: “American Kestrels in Santa Cruz.”  7:30 at the Natural History Museum, 1305 E Cliff Drive.

Where to Bird in Santa Cruz

County Year List

County Checklist

The 300 Club

Online Albatross

Keep in mind that there is the option of receiving the Albatross online only as a way of saving us printing and mailing costs.  To choose this option, notify David Ekdahl.

California Listservers

Including our local MBB

The Santa Cruz Bird Club encourages birders to submit their observations on eBird to help us track and learn more about our birds, both locally and elsewhere.  For information, click on the icon above.


Rusty Blackbird

Photo by Lisa Larson

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