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.
WELCOME, CHERIE TOPPER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SANTA BARBARA AUDUBON Co-Presidents Steve Ferry and Dolores Pollock are happy to introduce Santa Barbara Audubon’s first executive director, Cherie Topper. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of our search and look forward to working with Cherie,” report the co-presidents, summing up the feeling of the Board as… Read more »
On July 22, Steve Ferry and Dolores Pollock, our co-presidents, spoke before the County Planning Commission, making recommendations.