Santa Barbara Audubon Society has many hands on projects you can participate in to directly help birds in need.
White-tailed Kite Monitoring
Tree Swallow Nest Box Monitoring
Eyes in the Sky Educational Program
Habitat Restoration

Meet Koda!

SBAS welcomes a new Peregrine Falcon to its Eyes In the Sky Program Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS) welcomes a new bird to its Eyes In the Sky Program (EITS) located at the Audubon Aviary at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The Peregrine Falcon, “Koda,” is believed to be approximately four years old… Read more »

EITS – Memorial

Photo by Will Adler. Photo by Richard Nordli. Photo by Richard Nordli. Photo by Will Adler. Kanati Of all our birds, Kanati trusted me the most. I think he might have actually liked me.I was the first one to present him to the public,and the last person to hold him alive.He was my friend for eleven… Read more »

2020 Nest Box Program Report


This is the content of the  presentation given by Steve Senesac to the Science / Conservation committee meeting earlier in August on the results of the Tree Swallow nest boxes at Lake Los Carneros. Click on the title page for a larger image then scroll through the slides by clicking the arrow on the right… Read more »

Eyes in the Sky

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Wildlife Education for Santa Barbara Photos by Will Adler. Eyes in the Sky (EITS) has been Santa Barbara Audubon’s key wildlife education program since 2000. It features five birds of prey that serve as education ambassadors: three owls, one falcon, and one hawk. The EITS birds are in our care because they cannot survive in… Read more »

EITS – Programs

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NOTE: As of July 2022, our only birds available for booked programs are our three owl species. Thank you! Eyes in the Sky now offers DIGITAL programs via Zoom: Our simplest standalone program is a visit from Max the Great-Horned Owl! A handler will Zoom in directly from the Aviary for 15 – 30 minutes… Read more »