Join SBAS and Naturalist Rosey Bishop for a boat tour of the Birds of Lake Cachuma.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020, All Day
Join Jeff Hanson & Peggy Kearns (and Jack Sanford as retired leader) on this annual sojourn to the Central Valley to view the Sandhill Crane and other bird species in their winter settings.… Continue Reading
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird migration is something dear to our hearts here every spring and fall. This months program will provide some current insights into this phenomenon.… Continue Reading
2019 continued to be a busy year for our small but dedicated Science committee led by Steve Senesac. Below is a brief summary of the programs they are working on.… Continue Reading
Santa Barbara Audubon’s Winter issue of El Tecolote is now available.
In this issue read about:
- Cornell Labs Study on the Decline of North American Avifauna
- The up coming 120th CBCs
- 6th Annual Winter Bird Count 4 Kids
- Revitalized Meet Your Wild Neighbor
- Kenneth Rosenberg Speaking at SBMNH, a collaboration of UCSB Arts & Lectures, SBMNH and SBAS
- Effects of Rodent Poison
- Up coming Field Trips, Friday Bird Walks and Programs for the winter
To download the pdf file, click the thumbnail image to the right.
A big Thank You to Trent Watanabe of Montecito Journal and SB Sentinel for the layout of El Tecolote
Sadly this is Trent’s last issue. We will truly miss him. If you know anyone with layout skills we would surely like to hear from them.
Hollister Ranch is a large privately held area of ranchetts north of Gaviota on the coast and into the foot hills. This pristine coastal area is not something to miss. Seize the day and and see for your self the wonders this area holds.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This months program will be great! Fabulous photos of Peruvian birds as experienced by bird guides, some of whom have never birded in the western hemisphere! Don’t miss this presentation!… Continue Reading
A bonus birding field trip and you don’t want to miss this one. We have received permission to offer a Field Trip at the Sand Point private-gated community. This trip is limited to 20 members of Santa Barbara Audubon Society.
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society when we present our 6th annual Winter Bird Count 4 Kids… Continue Reading
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lead author of the recent study documenting the loss of North American birds, Rosenberg will discuss what this means about the health of our environment and what we can do to restore bird populations.… Continue Reading
Lake Los Carneros County Park is one of the south coast’s premier hot spots for birds. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what this park has to offer!… Continue Reading
Saturday, January 4, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Don’t get left out in the cold after this years bird count day. Dine with us at the Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count compilation dinner. Tickets now on sale.… Continue Reading
Update Sunday 11/17
Are you are planning to speak at the hearing?
If so, please arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 20! The Strauss FEIR will be first on the hearing agenda. County staff and the project applicant will speak, immediately followed by SBAS. The Commissioners would like all SBAS speakers to present consecutively.
Speaker time allotments are now from one to three minutes (shorter is preferable).
If you prefer to send in your comments, the receipt deadline is no later than noon Monday, Nov. 18.
The Strauss Wind Energy Project (SWEP) is proposed for a large swath of agricultural land south of Lompoc near Miguelito County Park. Santa Barbara County released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR) for SWEP on Oct. 31, 2019.
The FSEIR includes many improvements suggested by Audubon; nevertheless we cannot support the project as currently designed, as it doesn’t provide enough bird protections (see our Position Statement document here). The project will now go before the County Planning Commission to be considered for approval on Nov. 20 and 22.