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.


What Audubon Accomplished on the Strauss Wind Project

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By Steve Ferry, Project Leader [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 6 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] The Strauss Wind Energy Project is a wind farm slated to be built on 3,000 acres of range land about four miles south of the city of Lompoc. The project will comprise 29… Read more »

“3 Billion Birds Lost” Lecture: From “What If?” to Full House!

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By Janice Levasheff, Membership Chair [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 3 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] We feel fortunate that we were able to bring Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg here, from Lori Gaskin’s “what if” idea, to Katherine Emery’s reaching out to a fellow Cornell alum with the enticement of… Read more »

El Tecolote Winter 2019-20

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter issue of El Tecolote is now available.   In this issue:  • Cornell Labs Study on the Decline of North American Avifauna • The up coming 120th CBCs  • 6th Annual Winter Bird Count 4 Kids  • Revitalized Meet Your Wild Neighbor  • Kenneth Rosenberg Speaking at SBMNH, a collaboration of… Read more »

El Tecolote Fall 2019

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Fall issue of El Tecolote is now available.   In this issue:  • The June Annual Meeting • The Board summer retreat • Meet new Executive Director • Meet our new Education co-chairperson • The Strauss Wind Energy Project • New Members & Donor thank you • Premier trip to Point Mugu • Upcoming Field Trips, Friday Bird… Read more »

El Tecolote Summer 2019

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Summer issue of El Tecolote is now available.   In this issue:  • The June Annual Meeting – Vote for next year’s Board & updated By-Laws • Farewell to our 1st Executive Director • Meet our Publicity Chair person • UCSB’S North Bluff Lighting Fix • The Joy Parkinson Science Fair Award Winner • SBC Species… Read more »