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Here you will find links to our El Tecolote (ET) newsletter in color. Some articles in ET are too long to fit in the printed edition, the full length articles can be found on the ET Supplements page.

We are fortunate to have online an archival history of our newsletter from the present day back to when Santa Barbara Audubon Society was a Bird Study Group at the Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History in 1963. 

View our El Tecolote newsletter archive here.

El Tecolote: Spring 2023

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Spring 2023 issue of El Tecolote now available

In this issue:

  • The 123rd Christmas Bird Count in review
  • The Santa Cruz Island CBC
  • The 9th annual Winter Bird Count for Kids in review
  • The new Kestrel at EITS and other EITS news
  • Joan Lentz’s latest book
  • Field trips and Friday bird walks
  • Spring programs

Download this issue HERE.

El Tecolote Staff:
     Editor – Colette Becker
     Layout – Dennis Power

El Tecolote: Winter 2022-23

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Winter 2022-23 issue of El Tecolote now available

In this issue:

 • The upcoming 123rd Christmas Bird Count
 • CBC compilation dinner is a GO
 • Our ninth Winter Bird Count 4 Kids is back live
 • EITS has a new Kestrel
WFO Conference Highlights
 • SBAS News
 • EITS News
 • Field trips and Friday bird walks!
 • Winter programs resuming live!

Download this issue HERE.

El Tecolote Staff:
     Editor – Colette Becker
     Layout –
CJ Oliverson

El Tecolote: Fall 2022

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Fall 2022 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue:

 • Live in person Annual Meeting
 • Projects and Goals from the SBAS Executive Director
 • News from Eyes in the Sky
 • Thank you to donors and others
 • Meet new programs chair Roman Baratiak
 • Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks and Programs for the fall

Download this issue HERE.

El Tecolote Staff:
     Editor – Joyce Carasa
     Layout – CJ Oliverson

El Tecolote: Summer 2022

Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Summer 2022 issue of El Tecolote is now available.

In this issue:

 • Announcement of in-person Annual Meeting
 • Projects and Goals from the SBAS Executive Director
 • Falcon news from Eyes in the Sky
 • Con/Sci committee news
 • Meet new communications chair Maureen Russell
 • This year Joy Parkinson Award winner Margherita Scussat
 • SBAS partnering with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
 • Nesting Cliff Swallows
 • Darlene Chirman volunteers in the Galapagos Islands
 • North Campus Open Space opens – including the Audubon Overlook
 • Late summer field trips to be led by Nick Lethaby

Download this issue HERE.

El Tecolote Staff:
     Editor – Joyce Carasa
     Layout – CJ Oliverson