News & Media

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121st CBC in Montecito Journal

Volume 27 Issue 6 of the Montecito Journal (4-11 February 2021) has a write-up of the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starting on page 50!  The end of the article talks about ways to get involved. Item 4 is about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that has been under attack by the federal government. … Read more »

Global Big Day & Oso Flaco Update🐦

Wester-Tanager

Global Big Day is May 9th! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of birds.  You can even participate from the safety of your own home! Just look out your window or in your yard, and report what you see and hear to eBird. You don’t need to be a bird expert or go out… Read more »

April Proves To Be A Banner Month For Media Coverage

Coni and Max

The last two weeks of April proved to be banner weeks for SBAS in local media outlets. First up was the Independent with an article titled Backyard Birding Really Helps Being Stuck at Home. The Independent subsequently published a letter Happy Birding, by our Executive Director in response to the previous article. Next up was… Read more »

It was 50 Years Ago Today … 🐦

Daisy

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary In celebration, we are sharing a walk down SBAS Memory Lane.  Hatched as a Bird Study Group at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, SBAS has advocated for the study and protection of birds and their habitat since 1963. In our February 1969 El Tecolote (ET), SBAS leadership urged our… Read more »

A Letter From Our President

feild and floers

  Dear Santa Barbara Audubon Community, Our Board, Executive Director, and I send our good wishes.  As we welcome the Hooded Orioles and check each morning to see if the White-crowned Sparrows are still here, I hope you are cheered by the warmth and wonder of spring. You won’t be surprised that our regular gatherings… Read more »