Visitors Big Day Supports SBAS

Upon awakening to the alarm at 3 a.m., I wondered out loud what in the heck did I get myself into?
Going back several weeks, Dolores had received an interesting proposal from an East Coast birder. Anthony and his wife Nicole were looking to find four species to further complete his list. All could be found in The Central Coast. Rather than hiring a guide, he offered a donation of $50 per species that would go to our Audubon chapter. … Continue Reading

Steve Ferry Retires from SBAS Board

Reluctantly, we say “goodbye” to Steve Ferry, stepping down as co-president of Santa Barbara Audubon after two years. His “Farewell” on June 20 celebrated 12 years on the Santa Barbara Audubon Board, chairmanship of our Membership and Conservation committees, and six years on the California Audubon Board. Donations from friends purchased a stunning pastel of Coal Oil Point by local Oak Group artist Ann Sanders, presented to Steve with heartfelt admiration and appreciation at the Membership Get-Together.

… Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Joy Parkinson

Photo courtesy Brina Carey
Photo courtesy Brina Carey

By: Florence Sanchez

Joy Parkinson, long-time resident of Santa Barbara and enthusiastic birder and community activist, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013. Joy was a founding member of Santa Barbara Audubon and served several terms as its president, most notably during the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. … Continue Reading