The 2020 Fall issue of El Tecolote is now available.

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Fall issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • SBAS Board news • Executive Director highlights • EITS News • Meet Dotti Pak, Education Chair • Breeding Bird Study back in full swing • Restoration of the Migratory Bird Act • New book by Joan Lentz • Online programs for the Fall Download this issue… Read more »

2020 Nest Box Program Report


This is the content of the  presentation given by Steve Senesac to the Science / Conservation committee meeting earlier in August on the results of the Tree Swallow nest boxes at Lake Los Carneros. Click on the title page for a larger image then scroll through the slides by clicking the arrow on the right… Read more »

Fall 2020 Field Trip/Bird Walk Update!

Hello Birding Friends: Due to ongoing concerns regarding distancing, the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Board of Directors has decided to continue our suspension of trips through the fall quarter. We want to be out there birding as much as you do but, for the immediate future, we want to avoid unnecessary risks. Stay in touch… Read more »

The 2020 Summer issue of El Tecolote is now available.

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Summer issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Coping with the Pandemic • Executive Director highlights • EITS Holding Patterns • Meet Alex Shu, EITS Handler • Weakening of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act • Results of the Great Backyard Bird Count • 2020 White-tailed Kite Breeding Activity • Catios! Download this issue HERE…. Read more »


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THE MAN-CAVES AND SHE-SHEDS FOR OUR FELINE FRIENDS By Lisa Nelms [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 7 of El Tecolote June-August 2020.] Sobered to learn that three billion birds have been lost in North America in the past fifty years, I wondered how individual citizens can help mitigate this… Read more »