Following an extensive search, Santa Barbara Audubon Society is very pleased to introduce to our members and the public our new Executive Director, Katherine Emery. Katherine is originally from New York and obtained her B.S. in Biology and Society from Cornell University. She traveled west to pursue graduate work at UCSB. Both her M.S. and Ph.D. are in Marine Science with an emphasis in hydrocarbon seeps and environmental science literacy. As a Fulbright Scholar, Katherine had the opportunity to explore ecology, conservation, and fishery issues in Italy.

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Strauss Wind Farm Files

For those of you having problems with accessing the talking points or sample letter… here are some simple text files to download. Do not expect that the text files will look like the nicely formatted letter that Steve ferry submitted. You will have to do some formatting on your own.

Sample Letter

Talking Points

El Tecolote Summer 2019

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

In this issue read about:

  • The June Annual Meeting – Vote for next year’s Board & updated By-Laws.
  • Farewell to our 1st Executive Director
  • Meet our Publicity Chair person
  • UCSB’S North Bluff Lighting Fix
  • The Joy Parkinson Science Fair Award Winner
  • SBC Species Milestone
  • EITS Volunteer news
  • Upcoming Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks. No Programs during 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

Field Trip: Hollister Ranch

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 7:45 am - 12:45 pm

Hollister Ranch is a large privately held area of ranchetts north of Gaviota on the coast and into the foot hills. This pristine coastal area is not something to miss. Seize the day and and see for your self the wonders this area holds.

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SBAS Seeking Executive Director

Santa Barbara Audubon Society is looking for qualified persons to apply for the position of Executive Director for our Chapter.

Download the job description for the position Here.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to
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Summary of Conservation Committee Projects

This post describes just a few of the projects that the Conservation Committee is involved in pursuing. They have a fantastic team of volunteers willing to work to further the mission of SBAS directly in our community. If, after reviewing this post, you feel you would like to support the Conservation Committee’s efforts contact them at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Conservation and Science Committees meet jointly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the MacVeagh House at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

The Conservation Committee is one of Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s most active standing committees. The Conservation Committee provides the focus for SBAS’s commitment to protecting birds and bird habitat through projects, strategies, and advocacy which advance the conservation and restoration of ecosystems in support biological diversity.

The Conservation Committee deals with a myriad of issues. A sampling of the projects in which the Committee has been involved over the past several months include the following:

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Program: The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act HAS BEEN CHANGED

Tonight’s Program The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act has been canceled due to a back injury of the speaker Steve Evans.

We will be showing the movie Pale Male

From the PBS Nature website:

Follow the adventures of Pale Male, a daring red-tailed hawk who manages to thrive in the urban world of New York City.

A fearsome predator has been stalking Manhattan for years. But instead of calling the police, New Yorkers have put out the welcome mat and wished him the best of luck. Meet Pale Male — a red-tailed hawk who chose life in the Big Apple and founded a hawk dynasty on the ledge of a swanky high-rise overlooking Central Park.

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