Pizza With A Purpose

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Here is your chance to feel doubly good after a yummy meal at the California Pizza Kitchen. And it’s not just Pizza they serve. Small plates, soups, salads, flatbreads, appetizers, pastas, sandwiches, fish, meat, vegetarian and gluten-free are all on their menu.

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Field Trip: Hollister Ranch


Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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 your self the wonders this area holds.

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Friday Bird Walks for June & July

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

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 your chance to share your knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome. Cost is FREE!

Up next in June-July:

La Casa de Maria Bird Walk: Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Tabano Hollow Open Space: Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Atascadero Creek: Friday, July 8, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Farren Road: Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

El Tecolote June / July 2016

v54-6v54-6Santa Barbara Audubon’s June / July 2016 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Included in this issue is a tribute to Julie Kummel as she steps down from the Board. Read about our 2016 Joy Parkinson Science Fair recipient, news from Eyes In The Sky and our first outdoor education series with the Police Activities League. Meet Scott Cooper our new Conservation Committee co-chair, and much more.

Get information on the Annual Meeting and Get-Together on Saturday June 18th.

Get details of California Pizza Kitchen’s benefit for SBAS on June 28th.

And as always, see what’s planned, field trips and Friday bird walks for the next two months. There are no programs for the summer.

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


A big Thank You to Trent Watanabe of Montecito Journal and SB Sentinel for the layout of El Tecolote

Shelby Development Temporarily Suspended

by Steve Ferry

Santa Barbara Audubon recently announced that SBAS had joined a coalition of Santa Barbara County community and environmental organizations called the Shelby Foothills Coalition (SFC). SFC advocates for the preservation of land zoned for agriculture on the South Coast to maintain open space and bird habitat.  SFC was formed from community concerns about the recent, rapid, massive development that has occurred in the Goleta Valley. These huge developments are threatening the quality of life in the Good Land with traffic congestion, crowding, environmental degradation, and loss of open space. … Continue Reading

Youth scholarships available from WFO

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Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of a youth scholarship for the WFO 2016 Conference to be held in Humboldt County, California from September 28th through October 2nd. The scholarship is open to youths between the ages of 12 and 22, with six scholarships for youths in Grades 6 through 12, and two scholarships for collegiate youths working towards a Bachelor’s degree. … Continue Reading


Press Release 2016-04-20

Today a coalition of Santa Barbara County organizations is announcing the formation of the Shelby Foothills Coalition (SFC). SFC is the product of a series of meetings to discuss community challenges engendered by the proposal to build 60 high-end houses on the Shelby property north of Cathedral Oaks Road near Glen Annie Golf Course. Development on this parcel, which is zoned for agriculture, is contrary to Goleta’s General Plan. … Continue Reading

El Tecolote April / May 2016

v54-5Santa Barbara Audubon’s April / May 2016 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about what the Conservation Committee is up to. Cris Sandoval shares her views on dogs and the beach at COPR. An update on the Tree Swallow nest box project and news from Eyes In The Sky. Are you interested in the old SBAS Library? Look here. A recap of our 2nd annual Winter Bird Count for Kids is included along with recent field trip reports. And much much more.

Included in the print version is a copy of our new Guide to Bird Friendly Vegetation Trimming which you can download here:
Guide to Bird Friendly Vegetation Trimming

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

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

Spring Brunch Fundraisers

This spring SBAS is having two fundraiser brunches, one in April and one in May.

The April brunch has been canceled.

The May brunch will be held at the Barrymores’ home located at the San Marcos Trout Club. You can read more about it and sign up for it via this event page.

So enjoy some good food, good company, and possibly even some good birds while helping to support Santa Barbara Audubon.