Museum and Sea Center indoor exhibits are now open. Buy tickets at Please check our calendar for daily activities.

What are these backyard birds?

Please identify the attached pictures as I am uncertain of their names.


Lewis Rubin

Lewis Rubin, Santa Barbara - September 19, 2020

Curator Response

Hi Lewis,

These look like juvenile European Starlings molting into adult plumage.

Keep birding,

Curators of Vertebrate Zoology Krista Fahy, Ph.D., and Paul W. Collins, M.A.

Lewis Rubin response:

Thank you for your response.