Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Mission

Santa Barbara Audubon Society protects area birdlife and habitat
and connects people with birds
through education, conservation, and science.

Our History

During our 50th anniversary year, our then El Tecolote editor researched the history of our chapter. This three-part story covering the beginnings, the 1970s and 1980s was published in three issues of El Tecolote. These issues can be downloaded from:

We have also taken the same content and published it on our website. You can view this content on the following pages:

Part one: The J Girls
Part Two: Waking Up to the 1970s
Part Three: Watching Over the Land

We hope you enjoy reading about our past. We hope to add the history of the last two decades in the near future.

We have also been thinking about adding a photo history page. If any one has historical photos they would like considered for inclusion on the photo history page, please email the webmaster at email hidden; JavaScript is required. We can arrange to get the media from you either electronically or in original format and we can transfer it to electronic format.