There has been an oil pipeline rupture near Refugio State Beach today. You can read about it at: Noozhawk at this link: http://www.noozhawk.com/article/oil_spill_reported_on_coast_near_refugio Edhat: http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=153152 Santa Barbara Independent: http://www.independent.com/news/2015/may/19/big-oil-spill-along-refugio-coast/ Update 5/20/13 Read more from the Environmental Defense Center Want to help? See Noozhawk’s How to help page. Stay up to date at the Noozhawk main… Read more »
The Winter Bird Count 4 Kids (WBC4K) was a huge success this last January. You can read Santa Barbara Independent coverage of this event HERE There was also coverage in the Santa Barbara News Press by Brett Leigh Dicks on February 4th. You can pay for an archived version of their article HERE. A big… Read more »
Thousands of Pacific Coast band-tailed pigeons have been found dead in Santa Barbara County, evidently from a parasite-borne disease that restricts their throat passages and causes them to die of starvation or suffocation. The public is being asked to help California wildlife officials by reporting sick or dying birds. Find out more and what you… Read more »
One of the many delights of being on the open water is the chance to view the shifting landscape of local marine bird life at close range. Today, I noted the sentimental return of my favorite flying fall “fashionista” – a common loon still sporting her summer stripes, polka dots, and wild checks, placidly swimming beyond… Read more »
As reported in the Independent: “The yellow-billed cuckoo will soon be listed as a threatened species in parts of 12 western states under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced on Thursday.” Read the Independent article HERE. For more in depth coverage see the Fish and Wildlife Service Public Advisory.