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


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 »

SBAS Science – A 2019 Summary

2019 continued to be a busy year for our small but dedicated Science committee led by Steve Senesac. Below is a brief summary of the programs they are working on.

El Tecolote Winter 2019-20


Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter issue of El Tecolote is now available.   In this issue:  • Cornell Labs Study on the Decline of North American Avifauna • The up coming 120th CBCs  • 6th Annual Winter Bird Count 4 Kids  • Revitalized Meet Your Wild Neighbor  • Kenneth Rosenberg Speaking at SBMNH, a collaboration of… Read more »

Please Speak for the Birds!


Update Sunday 11/17 Are you are planning to speak at the hearing? If so, please arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 20!  The Strauss FEIR will be first on the hearing agenda. County staff and the project applicant will speak, immediately followed by SBAS. The Commissioners would like all SBAS speakers to present consecutively. Speaker time allotments… Read more »

Shocking decline in US/Canada bird populations

The Cornell Chronicle reports the nearly 30% of birds in the US & Canada have vanished since 1970. Read the Cornell Chronicle article at this link: