Our Busy Conservation Committee

by Cherie Topper [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 1 of El Tecolote April/May 2016.] Have you ever wondered what our Conservation Committee is up to? You may be surprised to discover both the volume and the variety of our activities in the community on SBAS’s behalf. We are fortunate… Read more »

The SBAS Tree Swallow Nest Box Project

Air BNB Audubon Style By Steven Senesac [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 3 of El Tecolote April/May 2016.] Introduction The Tree Swallow is a cavity nester that naturally nests in tree cavities (often made by woodpeckers). Human development frequently removes many trees and those that remain are often groomed… Read more »

Summer Match!

YOU DID IT! WE MADE OUR MATCH! Thanks to 30 donors, we raised — and topped — our $20,000 summer Match challenge for the endowment. The result is that the Santa Barbara Audubon Society endowment has nearly doubled, helping ensure our financial footing. We are very grateful to two longtime Audubon friends who initiated the… Read more »

Steve Ferry Retires from SBAS Board

Reluctantly, we say “goodbye” to Steve Ferry, stepping down as co-president of Santa Barbara Audubon after two years. His “Farewell” on June 20 celebrated 12 years on the Santa Barbara Audubon Board, chairmanship of our Membership and Conservation committees, and six years on the California Audubon Board. Donations from friends purchased a stunning pastel of… Read more »

SBAS Seeks To Double Its Endowment Fund


We are pleased to announce some very exciting news and invite you to help be part of an exceptional opportunity.