Field Trip: Hollister Ranch

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 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.

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Friday Bird Walks for the Summer of 2017

Join Jack Sanford for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks this Summer!

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

This Spring:

La Casa de Maria: Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Tabano Hollow Open Space: Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Atascadero Creek: Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

San Marcos Foothills Preserve: Friday, July 28, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Lake Los Carneros: Friday, August 11, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park: Friday, August 25, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Post-drought Progress Report

Submitted by Mark Holmgren

This is an update on the post-drought progress towards recovery of White-tailed Kites in the Goleta Valley. We are approaching the middle of the Kite breeding period. Recall that last year we had only two breeding events—at western More Mesa and western Ellwood Mesa. In 2015, we also had only two. They successfully bred somewhere in western Goleta Slough and at western More Mesa, with nest starts, but no completions, at Winchester Cyn and San Antonio Creek trail. … Continue Reading

El Tecolote March – May 2017

Santa Barbara Audubon’s March – May 2017 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue read about:

  • The outcome of the Santa Barbara CBC
  • January’s WBC4K
  • After school bird trips for Salvation Army kids
  • EITS News
  • Upcoming programs, Field Trips and Friday Bird Walks.

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

Friday Bird Walks for the Spring of 2017

Join Jack Sanford for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks this Spring!

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

This Spring:

Farren Road: Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Elings Park: Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Ennisbrook Nature Trail: Friday, April 14, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Tucker’s Grove and Kiwanis Meadows: Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

UCSB Campus Lagoon: Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

San Jose Creek West: Friday, May 26, 2017, 8:30 am - 10:30 am