El Tecolote

Here you will find links to our El Tecolote (ET) newsletter in color. Some articles in ET are too long to fit in the printed edition, the full length articles can be found below.

We are fortunate to have online an archival history of our newsletter from the present day back to when Santa Barbara Audubon Society was a Bird Study Group at the Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History in 1963.

View our El Tecolote newsletter archive here.


El Tecolote: Fall 2021

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Fall 2021 issue of El Tecolote is now available.In this issue: • Meet our new president • Saying good bye to Lee Moldaver • Farewell to Dolores Pollock • Meet our Programs co-chairs • Thank you to our donors • EITS News • Fall programs… still ZoomingDownload this issue HERE.El Tecolote Staff:     Editor – Joyce Carasa     Layout –… Read more »

Remembering Lee Moldaver

By Isabelle Walker, former SBAS board member and editor of El Tecolote [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 6 of El Tecolote September-November 2021.]  A decade after I met Lee Moldaver in the offices of The Santa Barbara Independent, he asked me to serve as editor of the Santa Barbara… Read more »

El Tecolote: Summer 2021

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Summer 2021 issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Announcement of our Annual Membership Meeting • Projects and goals of different committees. • Santa Barbara Independent’s new birding column • Oceano Dunes decision • Meet our new Vice President • EITS remembers Kisa • Winter Bird Count 4 Kids – A virtual Success •… Read more »

El Tecolote: Spring 2021

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring 2021 issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Report of our 121st CBC • Eyes in the Sky news • Meet Board Members Scot Pipkin & Maureen McFadden • Backyard bird fountains • April Winter Bird Count 4 Kids • Biden’s action of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act • Conservation Committee’s response… Read more »

El Tecolote: Winter 2020-21

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter 2020-21 issue of El Tecolote is now available.   In this issue:  • The upcoming 121st CBC & no compilation dinner • 7th Annual Winter Bird Count 4 Kids postponed to April • Ballot – Please vote for our Board and proposed amendments to our Articles of Incorporation • Two past Presidents re-join our… Read more »