News & Media

To keep up with the latest in local bird sightings, visit the SBAS supported SB Co Birding website and the associated SBCo Birding ListServ.

Eyes in the Sky in the News!!

Thanks to dedicated Eyes in the Sky volunteer and former board member Mo McFadden, Mina Wahab from KEYT visited our aviary on January 20. She interviewed Mo, Coni Edick, and Briana Sapp. It was a lovely afternoon and Mina stayed longer than planned! The video played on the news that evening and can be seen… Read more »

Santa Barbara Independent Debuts Monthly Birding Article

The Santa Barbara Independent has begun a new monthly feature article on birding. The article is authored by Hugh Ranson.Be sure to check it out. The debut article can be found HERE.

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?


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 »