SBAS El Tecolote Archive: Now On Line

For 54 years, Santa Barbara Audubon has been active in the greater Santa Barbara County community. During that time the El Tecolote newsletter has been published regularly. SBAS is pleased to announce that the entire archive of the El Tecolote newsletters in now available on this website for our reader’s pleasure and to preserve our history.

This archive was created mostly from printed copies that have been maintained in the SBAS office for over 50 years. Since October 2005 copies have been maintained as original pdf documents. There may be missing issues or an occasional error in the scanning of the issues. If you find one, please let the webmaster know. If you are in possession of an issue of the newsletter which is not in this archive, again, let the webmaster know so that it can be included in this archive.

To access the archive go to the News menu and click on the El Tecolote Archive item as shown below.

 

October Library Display

For the month of October Santa Barbara Audubon is featured in the Downtown Library Foyer display. A big thank you to Janice Levasheff and her twin Janet for the reservation, design and execution of the display.

Stop by the Library and take a look!

El Tecolote September – November 2017

Santa Barbara Audubon’s September – November 2017 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue read about:

  • The Annual Membership Meeting
  • Our New Programs Chairperson
  • SBAS Helping programs in the community
  • Eyes In The Sky news – the raptors temporary new homes
  • Upcoming Premier fundraising Field Trips.
  • Upcoming Field Trips and Friday Bird Walks (No Summer Programs)
  • Thank-you’s to last year’s Donors

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

El Tecolote June – August 2017

v55-4Santa Barbara Audubon’s June – August 2017 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue read about:

  • End of the year news, Board Volunteer opportunities
  • Our 2017 Joy Parkinson Award / Science Fair winner
  • The latest Brown Pelican Survey
  • Tribute to Karen Bridgers
  • White-tailed Kite progress report
  • SBAS Conservation committee update
  • Eyes In The Sky news
  • Our Photo Contest with Goleta Sanitary District
  • Upcoming Field Trips and Friday Bird Walks (No Summer Programs)

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

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

North Campus Open Space: 2017 Trail Closures

Work on the North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course) is planned to begin in early 2017 with some tree removal in January. In early to mid-February, grading will get underway and fences will go up around the majority of the site, closing access to trails. Based upon the current schedule, UCSB anticipates that the trails will re-open in early January 2018. For more details, please check this North Campus Open Space Planning link.

El Tecolote December-February 2017

v55-2Santa Barbara Audubon’s December – January 2017 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue read about:

  • THE 117TH AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
  • Recap of the EITS Open House
  • Jan Hamber
  • EITS News
  • Upcoming programs, Field Trips and Friday Bird Walks.

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

The full article on the Salton Sea can be downloaded HERE.

 

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

El Tecolote September-November 2016

Santa Barbara Audubon’s September – November 2016 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Note that in as effort to reduce effort and costs pertaining to El Tecolote, we will now be publishing quarterly.

In this issue read about the 4th annual EITS Open House and Fundraiser. Get updates on SBAS Board members. Find out about the Santa Barbara Breeding Bird Survey. Get the latest on upcoming Programs, Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks and Premier Fundraiser trips.

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

Breeding Bird Study of Santa Barbara County

by Adrian O’Loghlen

[This is the full text article previewed in El Tecolote Vol. 55 No. 1 Sept. – Nov. 2016]

One of the most informative approaches for assessing how the rapid and extensive development of urban and rural lands affects local bird populations is to monitor the breeding activity of species that have historically bred in an area. Furthermore, collecting this type of information is important more generally because it is widely accepted that birds can be indicators and provide insights into the ‘health’ of habitats and ecosystems used by all local wildlife. … Continue Reading

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

Youth scholarships available from WFO

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