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 2023

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s FALL 2023 issue of El Tecolote now available In this issue: Celebrating 60 Years! Presidents Message New Baby American Kestrel Birders of Santa Barbara: First of a series – Sophie Cameron Joan’s last writing – Sixty Years, and Counting In Memory of important Santa Barbara birding personalities Swallow-tailed Gull – First… Read more »

El Tecolote: Summer 2023

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Summer 2023 issue of El Tecolote now availableIn this issue:The upcoming Annual Meeting & CelebrationEvents in the CommunityNest Box ProgramHello & Goodbye to Board members / staffSad Story with Happy Ending by Charles A. CagaraSBAS NewsAugust Field trip with Nick Lethaby!Fall program previewDownload this issue HERE.El Tecolote Staff:     Editor – Colette… Read more »

El Tecolote: Spring 2023

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring 2023 issue of El Tecolote now availableIn this issue:The 123rd Christmas Bird Count in reviewThe Santa Cruz Island CBCThe 9th annual Winter Bird Count for Kids in reviewThe new Kestrel at EITS and other EITS newsJoan Lentz’s latest bookField trips and Friday bird walksSpring programsDownload this issue HERE.El Tecolote Staff:    … Read more »

El Tecolote: Winter 2022-23

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter 2022-23 issue of El Tecolote now available In this issue:  • The upcoming 123rd Christmas Bird Count • CBC compilation dinner is a GO • Our ninth Winter Bird Count 4 Kids is back live • EITS has a new Kestrel• WFO Conference Highlights • SBAS News • EITS News • Field trips and Friday bird… Read more »

El Tecolote: Fall 2022

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Fall 2022 issue of El Tecolote is now available.In this issue: • Live in person Annual Meeting • Projects and Goals from the SBAS Executive Director • News from Eyes in the Sky • Thank you to donors and others • Meet new programs chair Roman Baratiak • Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks and Programs for the… Read more »