The White-tailed Kite is a beautiful raptor with special status in Santa Barbara County. Help monitor this bird’s foraging and nesting habitats to make sure they can maintain their populations locally.

For more information email Anna Hilliard.

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

Volunteers Needed: Hands On Citizen Science Intro

Citizen Science White-tailed Kite photo by Ken Phenicie Jr., Tree Swallow photos by Jeff Simeon

Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 – 8:30 PM at CCBER.

When is the last time you got to help birds in a hands on way?

Santa Barbara Audubon needs your help to protect, monitor and compile scientific data about birds in our area. These include our White-tailed Kite program, our Tree Swallow Nest Box program and our Black Phoebe program at Arroyo Hondo. … Continue Reading