El Tecolote: Summer 2021

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Summer 2021 issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Announcement of our Annual Membership Meeting • Projects and goals of different committees. • Santa Barbara Independent’s new birding column • Oceano Dunes decision • Meet our new Vice President • EITS remembers Kisa • Winter Bird Count 4 Kids – A virtual Success •… Read more »

Santa Barbara Independent Debuts Monthly Birding Article

The Santa Barbara Independent has begun a new monthly feature article on birding. The article is authored by Hugh Ranson.Be sure to check it out. The debut article can be found HERE.

El Tecolote: Spring 2021

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring 2021 issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Report of our 121st CBC • Eyes in the Sky news • Meet Board Members Scot Pipkin & Maureen McFadden • Backyard bird fountains • April Winter Bird Count 4 Kids • Biden’s action of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act • Conservation Committee’s response… Read more »

SBAS Comments on Manzana Wind Farm

By Steve Ferry, Project Leader [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 8 of El Tecolote March-May 2021.]  SBAS is tilting at windmills again!  After a years-long effort to make the Strauss Wind Energy Project near Lompoc safer for birds (article here), SBAS has tackled the Manzana Wind Power Project. The… Read more »

Salmonellosis Outbreak Causing Songbird Deaths

From the CA Fish & Wildlife site: Since December, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and wildlife rehabilitation centers have been inundated with calls from residents who are finding sick or dead finches at bird feeders. Most reports have come from locations on California’s Central Coast, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sierra… Read more »