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Why are birds important?  Santa Barbara Audubon Society is pleased to share this short and stunning video that explains why birds are critical for healthy ecosystems.

How to start birding  Santa Barbara Audubon Society is pleased to share this short and stunning video that explains how easy it is to begin to enjoy the birds around us.

Thank you to Michael Love of Sage Hill Films and the Santa Barbara Foundation for their generous support to create these two videos.

Tree Swallow Nest Box Monitoring – One of Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s science projects has been monitoring Tree Swallow (TRES) nest boxes. This is a short movie showing TRES behavior during breeding season.

Magical Birds from Eyes in the Sky

Meet four stunning birds of prey— a hawk and three wild owls— through SBAS’s Eyes in the Sky program. Discover how these birds came to be ambassadors, and learn about the native raptor species that live throughout the Santa Barbara area.This video was made in partnership with Santa Barbara Public Library.