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


We’re making the CBC dinner even better by eliminating the potluck and offering you a catered dinner. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own food.

LasagnaTHE CATERED CHOICES: meat lasagna ($17.50) or vegetarian lasagna ($15). Both dinners include caesar salad, rolls, and a large cookie and will await you at 6:00 on Jan 3.

Be sure to sign up by Dec 28. (No dinners sold at the door.) Here’s the link to sign up:

SBAS will be providing water, plates, knives, forks, and napkins, or be kind to the environment and bring your own. Enjoy and celebrate the success of our CBC!