How Is Our Chapter Doing?

by Co-Presidents Steve Ferry and Dolores Pollock Last summer, we took up our chapter’s reins, so capably held for 12 years by Darlene Chirman. We’d like to report on our busy year. We hired a part-time bookkeeper and are on the verge of hiring a part-time executive director, steps that Darlene completely endorses. With our… Read more »

Welcome to the NEW Santa Barbara Audubon Website!

Over the last few months, and with some generous donations from our membership, Santa Barbara Audubon has built a new website! The new website is a blog, which we are really excited about. This means that all of our great activities, volunteering opportunities, articles from El Tecolote and our advocacy work will be on display… Read more »

Paradiso del Mare Appeal Rejected

The county board of supervisors voted 5 to zip on Tuesday February 4th to reject the appeal supported by SBAS of the development at Paradiso del Mare. Four of our board members were among the 30 or so people who spoke in favor of the appeal.

SB Independent: Goleta ‘Hot Spots’ Lure Area Birders

Coverage of our local Christmas Bird Counts is in the Santa Barbara Independent. Birders, as committed bird-watchers call themselves, are a hardy lot. They have to be since their feathered targets in this area range from the seashore to the mountains, with many types of terrain in-between. Read the rest on

In Memoriam: Joy Parkinson

By: Florence Sanchez Joy Parkinson, long-time resident of Santa Barbara and enthusiastic birder and community activist, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013. Joy was a founding member of Santa Barbara Audubon and served several terms as its president, most notably during the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.