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A Letter From Our President

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  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 »

Times are uncertain… but please submit avian breeding activity

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society, in accordance with direction from local, national and international public health authorities regarding slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), regretfully has had to take the following actions: April & May field trips and Friday bird walks are canceled March program is canceled May program is currently still scheduled As… Read more »

2020 Great Backyard Bird Count has Bumper Year

by Jayne Wamsley, Education Co-Chair   The 23rd Great Backyard Bird Count ran from February 14-17th this year and set new records in all categories. Participants jumped by 43,893 with 249,444 checklists submitted. The species count was 6,942 worldwide with 661 species documented in the United States. The top 10 species for Canada and the… Read more »

Ken Rosenberg lecture written up in Montecito Journal

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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… Read more »

Goleta Sanitary District – Limited Access – No birding for now

We received the following from the Goleta Sanitary District. Good Afternoon All, We have made the decision out of an abundance of caution to limit access to the District for the protection of our staff and community. Therefore, until the threat from the Covid19 virus is no longer an issue, we unfortunately will not be… Read more »