Author Archives: David Levasheff
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (7:00 a.m. at car pool location)
These wetlands are adjacent to Point Mugu NAS and close to the ocean in Oxnard. We will bird this area on foot. It will be approximately a 3 mile walk and we must remain as a group. A special thanks to Peggy Kearns and Jeff Hanson for making the necessary arrangements for this trip.
News is out today that the Nature Conservancy has purchased the old Bixby Ranch at Point Conception. I can attest to this location’s beauty as I was able to spend a little time there with my brother when he was a guard for the ranch back sometime around 1970.
You can read the particulars about this acquisition at the following links:
and a little history:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us this January when SBAS member Dennis Ringer presents his Cuban birding adventure. … Continue Reading
Due to foul air and the fact that Cal Fire is using Cachuma as a staging area, this field trip has been canceled.
The Carpinteria Christmas Bird count has also been moved to
January 5th, 2018
The Santa Barbara CBC Dinner Ticket deadline is now:
Thursday December 28th at 6:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
A bonus birding field trip and you don’t want to miss this one. We have received permission to offer a Field Trip at the Sand Point private-gated community. This trip is limited to 20 members of Santa Barbara Audubon Society.
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:00 am - 1:00 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.
In this issue read about:
- The upcoming Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
- The CBC Dinner!
- Meet our new SBAS Treasurer
- The fun we had at the Goleta Sanitary District open house
- The fall Brown Pelican Survey
- Snowy Plovers at the Santa Barbara Zoo
- News from Eyes In The Sky
- Upcoming Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks, and programs
To download the pdf file, click the thumbnail image to the right.
A big Thank You to Trent Watanabe for the layout of El Tecolote
Yes, that time of year is upon us when we need to plan for the end of year Christmas Bird counts.
The dates for all the Santa Barbara County Christmas Bird Counts are posted Here. (Also available under the Activities menu.)
Details on the catered dinner for Santa Barbara’s CBC dinner are located Here.
Friday, January 26, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Due to our continuing successes over the years, in both quality & quantity of exceptional birds; we are pleased to again offer 2 trips to NBVC Point Mugu this season. We always have additional local experts on this popular trip.
Join Jack Sanford for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks this winter!
Every 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!
Santa Barbara Harbor: Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Arroyo Burro School Open Space: Friday, December 22, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Coronado Drive and Devereux Creek: Friday, January 26, 2018, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Lake Los Carneros: Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
San Jose Creek West: Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, December 30, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Don’t get left out in the cold after this years bird count day. Dine with us at the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count compilation dinner. … Continue Reading
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Join SBAS and Naturalist Rosey Bishop for a boat tour of the Birds of Lake Cachuma