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 »

121st CBC in Montecito Journal

Volume 27 Issue 6 of the Montecito Journal (4-11 February 2021) has a write-up of the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starting on page 50!  The end of the article talks about ways to get involved. Item 4 is about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that has been under attack by the federal government. … Read more »

Radio Interview with Santiago Escruceria & Dolores Pollock

Dolores Pollock and Santiago Escruceria were recently interviewed on Elizabeth Stewart’s radio show. Click here for an enjoyable 45 minutes of listening.