The 115th Christmas Bird Count season is upon us and once again Santa Barbara County is host to 5 count circles so you can stay a busy as you like participating in the longest running citizen science project in the county. Last year our species total was 222 counted by over 250 participants! … Continue Reading
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us this November as Estelle Sandhaus, Ph.D., of the Santa Barbara Zoo, speaks about condor conservation and the Santa Barbara Zoo. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Join Dave Pereksta for a Pelagic birding adventure around the western Channel Island on the Condor Express.
Date & Time
Saturday, November 15, 2014
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
PELAGIC BIRDING TRIP, NOV 15 – A great opportunity–space available on the comfortable Condor Express. Sign up before Halloween. Cost: $175. Leader: Dave Pereksta.
This is a terrific time to get off shore! The plan is to head to the western Santa Barbara Channel and the waters surrounding San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands looking for wintering alcids, shearwaters, fulmars, albatrosses, and seasonal specialties including Short-tailed Shearwaters and Black-legged Kittiwakes. Past trips to this area in November have found Buller’s and Flesh-footed Shearwaters. Several rarities (Mottled Petrel and others) are possible at the deepwater edge southwest of San Miguel!
Departs Santa Barbara promptly 7 am; arrive by 6:30 am to facilitate check-in and loading. The trip should run about 10 hours. Allow for delays of several hours in returning to the dock if unusual wildlife is encountered. Deadline for signing on: Oct 31.
If you’re interested in joining this promising expedition, call the Sea Landing at 888-77WHALE or visit the web site http://www.condorexpress.com/charter-trips/
Or contact Matt Victoria at: email@example.com
As reported in the Independent:
“The yellow-billed cuckoo will soon be listed as a threatened species in parts of 12 western states under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced on Thursday.”
Read the Independent article HERE.
For more in depth coverage see the Fish and Wildlife Service Public Advisory.
Read about our chapter’s first executive director, the second annual Eyes In The Sky open house, and a special benefit field trip for 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.
NOTE: The day for the October Program is incorrect in El Tecolote; the correct day is Wednesday October 22.
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Join SBAS and Cruz Phillips when we visit her bird friendly working ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Join SBAS for a morning of birding and adventure at one of Goleta’s best birding hot spots.