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.


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 »

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 »

SAVING BIRDS WHILE LOVING CATS – CATIOS

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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 »

El Tecolote Spring 2020

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Results of the 120 Christmas Bird Count • The highlights of the 6th Annual Winter Bird Count for Kids • Executive Director highlights • Meet our student representative • Science and conservation news • Report on the Strauss Wind Project • West coast survey of… Read more »

Finding a Silver Lining and a Call to Action – The 120th Christmas Bird Count

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By Rebecca Coulter, Liz Muraoka, Joan Murdoch, & Libby Patten [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 1 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] Let’s just get this on the table: North American birds are in trouble. In late January, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg spoke at the Museum of… Read more »