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El Tecolote October / November 2015

v54-2Santa Barbara Audubon’s October / November2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about the 3rd annual EITS Open House and find out what has been happening with the Board of Directors both at their annual retreat and with personnel changes. We are also introduced to our new Premier Birding trips!

As always, see what’s planned for field trips, Friday bird walks and programs.

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A special Thank You to
The Montecito Journal and Trent Watanabe
for the design and layout of ET!

El Tecolote August / September 2015

v54-1Santa Barbara Audubon’s August/ September 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about how we are doing and where we are going. See photos from our annual membership meeting and get an update on our activity during the oil spill.

And as always, see what’s planned for field trips and Friday bird walks. Our regular programs resume in September.

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Thank you Montecito Journal for the design and layout of ET!

El Tecolote June / July 2015

v53-6Santa Barbara Audubon’s June / July 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Included in this issue is a Recap of this year’s Birdathon, information about our upcoming Annual Membership Picnic, our 2015 Science Fair Winner, and other bits of news about our chapter.

And as always, see what’s planned for field trips and Friday bird walks. No programs scheduled during the summer.

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Thank you Montecito Journal for the design and layout of ET!


 

El Tecolote April / May 2015

v53-5Santa Barbara Audubon’s April/May 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available. A special thank you to the folks at Montecito Journal for volunteering to do the design and layout of ET!

Read the latest on our 3rd Annual Birdathon. Learn about EITS Training Workshop. Also see photos and read the wrap up of our 1st and very successful Winter Bird Count 4 Kids!

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

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

El Tecolote February / March 2015

v53-4Santa Barbara Audubon’s February/March 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available. A special thank you to the folks at Montecito Journal for volunteering to do the design and layout of ET!

Read about the results of our Christmas Bird Count and Eyes In The Sky news. Get updated on our upcoming 3rd annual Birdathon including donation letter and donation card.

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

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

El Tecolote December / January 2015

v53-3Santa Barbara Audubon’s December/January 2015 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about the upcoming 115th Christmas Bird Count, and our new plan to feed our hungry birders. Get updated on our Citizen Science projects as well as National Audubon’s Climate Change study with effects we may see in the future and suggestions on how we can help. Included as well is a wrap up of the EITS open house and the latest news from Eyes In The Sky.

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

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

 

El Tecolote October / November 2014

v53-2Santa Barbara Audubon’s October/November 2014 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about our chapter’s first executive director, the second annual Eyes In The Sky open house, and a special benefit field trip for Eyes In The Sky. And as always, see what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

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

NOTE: The day for the October Program is incorrect in El Tecolote; the correct day is Wednesday October 22.

El Tecolote August / September 2014

v53-1 v53-1Santa Barbara Audubon’s August/September 2014 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about our chapter’s highlights of the last 12 months, our restoration endeavors and the recognition by the Goleta City Council, and a recap of our Annual Membership meeting. And as always, see what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

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El Tecolote June / July 2014

v52-6Santa Barbara Audubon’s June/July 2014 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Also Included is the Spring/Summer 2014 Eyes In The Sky Newsletter

Read the Re-Cap of our 2nd annual Birdathon; how we did and what we saw! Other items of interest include this years SBAS Science Fair award, a matching donation of Binoculars for our education and science projects and meet our new Communications Chairperson. See what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

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El Tecolote April / May 2014

v52-5Santa Barbara Audubon’s April/May 2014 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about our up coming 2nd annual Birdathon and how to sign up for field trips. See what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

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

El Tecolote Feb / Mar 2014

v52-4Santa Barbara Audubon’s February/March 2014 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Read about the results of the 114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, new Board Member David Telleen-Lawton and the 2014 Birdathon. See what’s planned for programs, field trips and Friday bird walks.

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

Surprise! The 114th Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count 2014 at Rancho Goleta

As compilers, we plan for months to anticipate every possibility on count day: bad weather, lack of rain, too many people, not enough leaders, too many stake out birds, communication problems, problems accessing private property…anything that might throw a wrench into a great count day. But this year, in the weeks leading up to the big day, our biggest challenge was: where are the birds? … Continue Reading

White-tailed Kite Monitoring 2013

Juvenile White-tailed Kite. Photo by David Levasheff
Juvenile White-tailed Kite. Photo by David Levasheff

By Anna Hilliard

Two years ago, an El Tecolote article posed the question: “What might it take to create a formalized local monitoring program for the white-tailed kite?” This September, with the help of dedicated observers and coordinators, the White-tailed Kite Monitoring Project (aka Kite Watch) wrapped up its second successful season of nest and roost site monitoring sponsored by donors to the SB Audubon Society. … Continue Reading