Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky is a Santa Barbara Audubon community education outreach program. It presents six native birds of prey, rehabilitated from injuries in the wild, to children and adults throughout the greater Santa Barbara area. The birds’ unique stories of survival educate about impacts of human actions on wildlife. Eyes in the Sky presents programs in classrooms, camps, after-school programs, and at community events.

For more information, please visit our Volunteer page.

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 »

Eyes in the Sky

eagle collage with woman holding eagle

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

bird collage

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 »

EITS – Our Birds

Photo by Will Adler. Max Max is a Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus). Great horned owls are the largest owls found in North America. If you hear the hooting “hoo, hoo, hoo” of an owl at night, you are most likely hearing a Great horned owl. Max’s disability is that he is imprinted: he thinks he is human, or… Read more »