2019 Christmas Bird Count Dinner

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t get left out in the cold after this years bird count day. Dine with us at the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count compilation dinner.


Date & Time

Saturday, January 4, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:

Fleischmann Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Map – SBMNH

 

This year, Jack’s Bistro will once again cater our Christmas Bird Count dinner in Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History starting at 6 pm.

After a long hard day birding in the field celebrate the Christmas Bird Count evening enjoying the good company of your fellow birders and hear the results of our work as the birds are tallied in hopes of the most elusive.

You are, of course, free to bring your own meal as well.

The Menu

  • Lasagna (meat or vegetarian)
  • Garlic Bread
  • Caesar Salad
  • The ever popular Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Water (no bottled this year. Please bring a cub for bulk dispensed water.)
  • Of course you can bring your own beverage of choice to enjoy with your meal.

Cost is $17 per plate

 

Deadline to buy tickets is:

11:59 p.m. December 31st, 2019

 

Dinner tickets are available to purchase at Eventbrite:

 

Also note:

  • While table service (plates, napkins, silverware) will be provided, we encourage you to BE GREEN and your own to reduce consumption.

  • Those preferring to bring their own dinner are welcome to do so.

  • Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count information available HERE

  • If you have questions, email to email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Please Speak for the Birds!

Update Sunday 11/17

Are you are planning to speak at the hearing?

If so, please arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 20!  The Strauss FEIR will be first on the hearing agenda. County staff and the project applicant will speak, immediately followed by SBAS. The Commissioners would like all SBAS speakers to present consecutively.

Speaker time allotments are now from one to three minutes (shorter is preferable).

If you prefer to send in your comments, the receipt deadline is no later than noon Monday, Nov. 18.

Details

The Strauss Wind Energy Project (SWEP) is proposed for a large swath of agricultural land south of Lompoc near Miguelito County Park. Santa Barbara County released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR) for SWEP on Oct. 31, 2019.

The FSEIR includes many improvements suggested by Audubon; nevertheless we cannot support the project as currently designed, as it doesn’t provide enough bird protections (see our Position Statement document here).   The project will now go before the County Planning Commission to be considered for approval on Nov. 20 and 22.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

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Friday Bird Walks for the Winter of 2019/2020

Join Peter Thompson for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks this winter!

Every 2nd and 4th Friday (usually) Peter 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 your chance to share your knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome. Cost is FREE!

Coming This Winter

Santa Barbara Harbor: Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Arroyo Burro School Open Space: Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Sand Point – For SBAS Members Only: Friday, January 10, 2020, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

North Campus Open Space: Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Lake Los Carneros: Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Andree Clark Bird Refuge: Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

El Tecolote Fall 2019

Santa Barbara Audubon’s Fall issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue read about:

  • The June Annual Meeting
  • The Board summer retreat
  • Meet new Executive Director
  • Meet our new Education co-chairperson
  • The Strauss Wind Energy Project
  • New Members & Donor thank you
  • Premier trip to Point Mugu
  • Upcoming Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks and Programs for the fall

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 Fall of 2019

Join Peter Thompson for some great birding and fun time on his Friday bird walks this Fall!

Every 2nd and 4th Friday (usually) Peter 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 your chance to share your knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome. Cost is FREE!


Coming This Fall

Toro Canyon Park:Friday, September 6, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Goleta Beach Park: Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Honda Valley Open Space: Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Rocky Nook Park: Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Stevens Park: Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Winchester Canyon: Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Help the Birds! Be the Wind Under Their Wings!

Update: 29 July 2019

Below are links to the comment letters (pdf format) that Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS), La Purisima Audubon Society (LPAS) and the Law Office of Marc Chytilo have submitted to the Santa Barbara County Planning Department in response to the Strauss Wind Energy Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR).

At this point, the County is reviewing public comments on the DSEIR.  The County will take public comments into consideration as they prepare the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), which will probably be released in the fall of 2019.  If you’d like to help on Audubon’s effort on Strauss, please contact Steve Ferry at ”For or one of our Conservation Committee Co-Chairs, Lori Gaskin or Jessie Altstatt.  And please consider writing a letter and/or testifying on the FEIR.  We will keep SBAS membership informed on Strauss with postings on this website and email notifications.

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