Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky is a Santa Barbara Audubon community education outreach program. It presents six native birds of prey, rehabilitated from injuries in the wild, to children and adults throughout the greater Santa Barbara area. The birds’ unique stories of survival educate about impacts of human actions on wildlife. Eyes in the Sky presents programs in classrooms, camps, after-school programs, and at community events.

For more information, please visit our Volunteer page.

EITS – Memorial

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Eyes in the Sky

eagle collage with woman holding eagle

Wildlife Education for Santa Barbara Photos by Will Adler. Eyes in the Sky (EITS) has been Santa Barbara Audubon’s key wildlife education program since 2000. It features five birds of prey that serve as education ambassadors: three owls, one falcon, and one hawk. The EITS birds are in our care because they cannot survive in… Read more »

EITS – Programs

bird collage

Eyes in the Sky now offers DIGITAL programs via Zoom: Our simplest standalone program is a visit from Max the Great-Horned Owl! A handler will Zoom in directly from the Aviary for 15 – 30 minutes to share Max, tell his story, and discuss the species that live all around us. The suggested donation for… Read more »

EITS – Our Birds

Photo by Will Adler. Max Max is a Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus). Great horned owls are the largest owls found in North America. If you hear the hooting “hoo, hoo, hoo” of an owl at night, you are most likely hearing a Great horned owl. Max’s disability is that he is imprinted: he thinks he is human, or… Read more »

SB Newspress Trail Quest Features Meet Your Wild Neighbor

The Santa Barbara News Press has a regular feature call Trail Quest by James Wapotich. The Monday May 16, 2016 edition on page A3 features Meet Your Wild Neighbor. You can read the article HERE if you are a subscriber.