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.

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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 six birds of prey that serve as education ambassadors: three owls, two falcons, and a hawk. The EITS birds are in our care because they cannot survive in… Read more »

EITS – Programs

bird collage

To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, we are now offering bird visits via Zoom! If you’d like to request a live digital presentation for your classroom or group, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Presentation fees range from $50 – $150 USD. Thank you! Eyes in the Sky is now running… 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 »

SB Newspress Trail Quest Features Meet Your Wild Neighbor

The Santa Barbara News Press has a regular feature call Trail Quest by James Wapotich. The Monday May 16, 2016 edition on page A3 features Meet Your Wild Neighbor. You can read the article HERE if you are a subscriber.

Eyes in the Sky 3rd Annual Open House


Come join us at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the third annual Eyes In The Sky Open House. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the aviary and the 15th anniversary of the program itself.