News & Media

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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 »

NCOS Audubon Overlook

You are probably aware of the major restoration project underway at the North Campus Open Space, north of Coal Oil Point Reserve. The former Ocean Meadows Golf Course was purchased by the Trust for Public Lands, and transferred to the University of California for conservation, restoration and management. The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological… Read more »

In Honor of Jan Hamber

This year’s Eyes In The Sky open house also held a festive brunch at which Santa Barbara Audubon honored Jan Hamber, a founding member of SBAS and a long time advocate of the California Condor. Several speeches highlighting Jan’s many contributions preceded the special showing of Jeff McLoughlin’s video segment from “The Condor’s Shadow”. You… Read more »

In The News – Coal Oil Point & Cris Sandoval

Vic Cox of The Santa Barbara Independent has written an article titled “Restoring a Prize Goleta Valley Habitat” Cris Sandoval’s Journey to Save Snowy Plovers It’s a good read, take a look