A post on last year’s SB Birding listserv caught my eye: “Eyes In The Sky’s” Director, Gabriele Drozdowski was asking for volunteer birders to open up the shutters of the newly-built aviary in the morning, to let the birds greet the day – and to also interpret the birds to Museum visitors in the mornings. The aviary is located in the museum’s “Back Yard”, an oak woodland behind McVeigh House, where a variety of wild birds also live. … Continue Reading
March 12, 7 PM, Ventura
Santa Barbara Audubon was made aware of this talk put on by the Channel Islands National Park and thought some of our membership would be interested. News Release below.
February 25, 2014
For Immediate Release
Yvonne Menard, firstname.lastname@example.org 805-658-5725
Smithsonian Scientist Shares Research on Island Songbirds
Ventura, CA — On March 12, 2014, Channel Islands National Park will host a special lecture about island songbirds by Smithsonian biologist Scott Sillett.
Sillett will describe why the California Channel Islands are one of the best places in the world to investigate ecology and evolution and will share his studies of songbirds including orange-crowned warblers, song sparrows, and island scrub-jays. … Continue Reading
This group, chaired by Holly Keefe, plans to help you enjoy next year’s Christmas Bird Count dinner even more than in the past. Each year after the CBC, hungry birders flock to Fleischmann Hall at the Natural History Museum. … Continue Reading
April 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
April 23, 7 PM at Farrand Hall
Attend a free screening of the year-in-the-life documentary film that follows USFWS biologist Joseph Brandt into the world of endangered species recovery. His mission: To enable the California condor to fly free once again.
After the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin and Joseph Brant.
A species reduced to just 22 birds in 1982, the condor population has been rebuilt to over 400 today. But the California condor’s recovery is not quite complete. The Condor’s Shadow will make you appreciate the challenges that remain and the part we can all play in pulling the condor back from the brink of extinction.
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Saturday April 19th, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – Noon (8:00 a.m. at car pool location)
Enjoy ranch owner Jose Baer’s generous hospitality in allowing us to bird his ranch. … Continue Reading
Over the last few months, and with some generous donations from our membership, Santa Barbara Audubon has built a new website!
The new website is a blog, which we are really excited about. This means that all of our great activities, volunteering opportunities, articles from El Tecolote and our advocacy work will be on display as they are going on. If you like the work you’re seeing us do, please help us by pressing on the bright new donate button!
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