Since 1963, Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS) has been active in the greater Santa Barbara County community. During that time the El Tecolote newsletter has been published regularly. SBAS is fortunate to have online the entire archive of the El Tecolote newsletters on this website for our reader’s pleasure and to preserve our history. This archive was created mostly from printed copies that were maintained in the SBAS office. Since October 2005 copies have been maintained as original pdf documents. Optical Character Recognition software was used the the creation of the online issues so that they can be text searched. There may be missing issues or an occasional error in the scanning of the issues. If you find one, please let the webmaster know. If you are in possession of an issue of the newsletter which is not in this archive, again, let the webmaster know so that it can be included in this archive.