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El Tecolote Spring 2020

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Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring issue of El Tecolote is now available. In this issue:  • Results of the 120 Christmas Bird Count • The highlights of the 6th Annual Winter Bird Count for Kids • Executive Director highlights • Meet our student representative • Science and conservation news • Report on the Strauss Wind Project • West coast survey of… Read more »

Finding a Silver Lining and a Call to Action – The 120th Christmas Bird Count

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By Rebecca Coulter, Liz Muraoka, Joan Murdoch, & Libby Patten [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 1 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] Let’s just get this on the table: North American birds are in trouble. In late January, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg spoke at the Museum of… Read more »

Santa Barbara Audubon Society – Nest Box Program

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By Steve Senesac – Science Chair [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 5 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] Brief History In 2004, Jan Wasserman presented the Tree Swallow Nest Box Program that she was doing in Ventura.  This ignited the interest of some our members at that time, David Kissner,… Read more »

What Audubon Accomplished on the Strauss Wind Project

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By Steve Ferry, Project Leader [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 6 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] The Strauss Wind Energy Project is a wind farm slated to be built on 3,000 acres of range land about four miles south of the city of Lompoc. The project will comprise 29… Read more »

“3 Billion Birds Lost” Lecture: From “What If?” to Full House!

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By Janice Levasheff, Membership Chair [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 3 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] We feel fortunate that we were able to bring Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg here, from Lori Gaskin’s “what if” idea, to Katherine Emery’s reaching out to a fellow Cornell alum with the enticement of… Read more »