Ken Rosenberg lecture written up in Montecito Journal

Check out Joanne Calitri’s article on page 30 of the March 2020 issue of the Montecito Journal! It’s about Ken Rosenberg’s “Three Billion Birds Lost..” lecture, co-presented by the S.B. Museum of Natural History, UCSB Arts & Lectures Thematic Learning Initiative, and Santa Barbara Audubon Society! Thank you, Joanne and MJ! Here is a link to the issue of the Montecito Journal:…

Once you have clicked on the link, click on the arrows at the right of the screen until you get to page 30.

NCOS Audubon Overlook

You are probably aware of the major restoration project underway at the North Campus Open Space, north of Coal Oil Point Reserve. The former Ocean Meadows Golf Course was purchased by the Trust for Public Lands, and transferred to the University of California for conservation, restoration and management. The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) has raised $10 million to restore 90 acres. This is the site of upper Devereux Slough before it was graded and filled to create the golf course in the 1960’s; the restoration has re-created wetlands and mudflats, and will accommodate sea level rise. … Continue Reading

Winter Bird Count 4 Kids – Media Coverage

WinterBirdCount4kids-2014The Winter Bird Count 4 Kids (WBC4K) was a huge success this last January.
You can read Santa Barbara Independent coverage of this event HERE

There was also coverage in the Santa Barbara News Press by Brett Leigh Dicks on February 4th. You can pay for an archived version of their article HERE.

A big thank you to Andy Lanes and all the members of the WBC4K committee who organized  this event. And a second big thank you to all the participants of this years first Winter Bird Count 4 Kids.

Read more about the origins of the event HERE and HERE.

Noozhawk: Parasite Linked to Mass Deaths of Pacific Coast Band-Tailed Pigeons in Santa Barbara County

BandTailPigeonThousands of Pacific Coast band-tailed pigeons have been found dead in Santa Barbara County, evidently from a parasite-borne disease that restricts their throat passages and causes them to die of starvation or suffocation. The public is being asked to help California wildlife officials by reporting sick or dying birds.

Find out more and what you can do to help, read local coverage on Noozhawk by Lara Cooper HERE!

Additional coverage at:

UC Davis News and Information

Los Angeles Times



SB Independent: Eyes on Gabriele

Santa Barbara Audubon Society is very pleased that The Santa Barbara Independent chose Gabriele Drozdowski as one of its local heroes. If there’s anyone who deserves it, it’s Gabriele! She has worked tirelessly to make Audubon’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) program the success that it is. Audubon is proud to have raised the money, through extensive efforts of its board and members, to build the aviary for the EITS raptors at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.