El Tecolote February / March 2015

v53-4Santa Barbara Audubon’s February/March 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available. A special thank you to the folks at Montecito Journal for volunteering to do the design and layout of ET!

Read about the results of our Christmas Bird Count and Eyes In The Sky news. Get updated on our upcoming 3rd annual Birdathon including donation letter and donation card.

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.

SUN improves UCSB long range development plan


In 2010, UCSB introduced its Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) calling for a 25% increase in student population as well as significant increases in faculty and staff. The plan also doubles the academic space on campus. A coalition of community groups (including SBAS) formed to respond to UCSB’s plan. Negotiations between the Sustainable University Now (SUN) coalition and UCSB resulted in a revised and more environmentally sensitive plan.

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Friday Bird Walks for February & March

Photo: Jeff Hanson

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

FBW-JackEvery 2nd and 4th Friday (usually) Jack hosts a casual and fun two hour walk at one of the south coast’s birding hot spots.  For beginners, this is a great opportunity to see the birds and find out where to bird. For the more experienced birder, here is you chance to share your knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome. Cost is FREE!

Up next in February-March:

Lake Los Carneros: Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

San Jose Creek – West: Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Ocean Meadows Golf Course: Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Elings Park: Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:30 am