El Tecolote December / January 2015

v53-3Santa Barbara Audubon’s December/January 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about the upcoming 115th Christmas Bird Count, and our new plan to feed our hungry birders. Get updated on our Citizen Science projects as well as National Audubon’s Climate Change study with effects we may see in the future and suggestions on how we can help. Included as well is a wrap up of the EITS open house and the latest news from Eyes In The Sky.

And as always, see what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

To download the pdf file, click the thumbnail image to the right.


Field Trip: Hollister Ranch


Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm (7:00 a.m. at car pool location)

Hollister Ranch is a large privately held area of ranchetts north of Gaviota on the coast and into the foot hills. This pristine coastal area is not something to miss. Seize the day and and see for yourself the wonders this area holds.

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National Audubon Climate Change Initiative – A Field Guide to the Future

The Common Loon gets a little crabby

One of the many delights of being on the open water is the chance to view the shifting landscape of local marine bird life at close range. Today, I noted the sentimental return of my favorite flying fall “fashionista” – a common loon still sporting her summer stripes, polka dots, and wild checks, placidly swimming beyond the harbor entrance. The loon is among our 118 beloved local birds threatened by climate change, but thankfully, it is not too late for us to take action to prevent further damage.

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Friday Bird Walks for December & January

Join Jack Sanford for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks in December and January!

Santa Barbara Harbor: Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Arroyo Burro School Open Space: Friday, December 26, 2014, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Coronado Drive and Devereux Creek: Friday, January 9, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

San Marcos Foothills Preserve: Friday, January 23, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:30 am