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: Spring 2022

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring 2022 issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Report of our 122st CBC • Eyes in the Sky news • Meet Board Member Sam Franz • Meet Student Representative Lucy London • Bird Garden on School Playground • NCOS Grand Opening • WBC4K in April • Remembering Bill Ure • Upcoming Programs, Bird walks… Read more »

El Tecolote: Winter 2021-22

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter 2021-22 issue of El Tecolote is now available.In this issue: • The 122nd Christmas Bird Count • Giving To Santa Barbara Audubon Society • Meet Jamie Chavez • Thank you to our donors • SBAS News • EITS News • Field trips and Friday bird walks resume! • Winter programs… still ZoomingDownload this issue HERE.El Tecolote Staff:     Editor… Read more »

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 »