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.


“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 »

Breeding Bird Study of Santa Barbara County

by Adrian O’Loghlen [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 3 of El Tecolote September-November 2016.] One of the most informative approaches for assessing how the rapid and extensive development of urban and rural lands affects local bird populations is to monitor the breeding activity of species that have historically bred… Read more »

Our Busy Conservation Committee

by Cherie Topper [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 1 of El Tecolote April/May 2016.] Have you ever wondered what our Conservation Committee is up to? You may be surprised to discover both the volume and the variety of our activities in the community on SBAS’s behalf. We are fortunate… Read more »