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“3 Billion Birds Lost” Lecture: From “What If?” to Full House!

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By Janice Levasheff, Membership Chair [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 3 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] We feel fortunate that we were able to bring Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg here, from Lori Gaskin’s “what if” idea, to Katherine Emery’s reaching out to a fellow Cornell alum with the enticement of… Read more »

SBAS Science – A 2019 Summary

2019 continued to be a busy year for our small but dedicated Science committee led by Steve Senesac. Below is a brief summary of the programs they are working on.

Please Speak for the Birds!

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Update Sunday 11/17 Are you are planning to speak at the hearing? If so, please arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 20!  The Strauss FEIR will be first on the hearing agenda. County staff and the project applicant will speak, immediately followed by SBAS. The Commissioners would like all SBAS speakers to present consecutively. Speaker time allotments… Read more »

Spring Coastal Survey of the Brown Pelican

On May 19, volunteers from Baja California up to Washington state participated in the biannual survey of the Brown Pelican. For Santa Barbara County, there were count teams at Santa Barbara Harbor and Santa Maria River Estuary. The Santa Barbara Harbor team of Tom Beland, Joan Kent, Laurel Luby, Libby Patten, and Cathy Peterson counted 272… Read more »

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… Read more »