Here you can browse some of our past events which do not include programs, field trips and bird walks. 

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2022 ANNUAL Membership Meeting
    2022 ANNUAL Membership Meeting

    SBAS
    ANNUAL Membership Meeting and Get-Together

    Let’s celebrate getting together in person after a two year hiatus!

    Stow Park SignStow Grove Park, Area #3 (Map)

    Full details here: 2022 ANNUAL Membership Meeting



  • Friday, February 12, 2021 - Monday, February 15, 2021 - 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count
    2021 Great Backyard Bird Count

    “Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds. Over these four days  [people] spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them to us. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.

    Get the whole scoop at: https://www.birdcount.org/

    Full details here: 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count



  • Friday, November 6, 2020 - Webinar: Birdsong: Nature’s Playlist
    Webinar: Birdsong: Nature's Playlist

    Join Coni Edick from the Santa Barbara Audubon Society as we dive into the sensory richness of birdsong. We will explore the variety of ways birds communicate, discover how birds help us to connect with nature and sample some of the birdsong we can find locally.

    Coni Edick is a member of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS), where she has been volunteering as a bird handler and nature interpreter with SBAS’s “Eyes in the Sky” raptor education program since 2002.

    All are welcome. The presentation is appropriate for visually impaired and not-visually impaired audiences.

    To register for the event please contact Tracy Alfino at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

    For more information on the Santa Barbara Braille Institute visit their website at https://www.brailleinstitute.org/santabarbara

    Full details here: Webinar: Birdsong: Nature's Playlist



  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Sunday, October 11, 2020 - The Big Sit
    The Big Sit

    Here’s A Fun Activity You Can Do on Your Own!

    The New Haven Bird Club is holding a Big Sit! birding event on October 10th and 11th. It’s free, and open to everyone.

    For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of a big sit, the idea is to establish a circle 17 feet in diameter and then try to see as many birds as possible from within that circle in one day.

    The circle can be anywhere – even in your backyard – and you can bird for as many hours as you want; you can do either day and it doesn’t have to be the full day.

    No pre-registration is required. You report your sightings using eBird.

    If you are interested, more information can be found at https://www.thebigsit.org/.

    Full details here: The Big Sit



  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Special Event: Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg – Three Billion Birds Lost
    Special Event: Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg - Three Billion Birds Lost

    Location:

    Fleischmann Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

    Map – SBMNH


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    All photos courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    For more information visit https://www.3billionbirds.org

    A co-presentation by

    • UCSB Arts & Lectures Thematic Learning Initiative
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    • Santa Barbara Audubon Society

     

     

     

     

    Full details here: Special Event: Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg - Three Billion Birds Lost



  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Special Event: 2020 Winter Bird Count 4 Kids
    Special Event: 2020 Winter Bird Count 4 Kids

    Location: Lake Los Carneros park

    Directions:

    • Take Hwy 101 and exit Los Carneros off ramp
    • Head towards the mountains
    • Proceed straight through the Round-a-bout
    • After Round-a-bout Goleta Rail Road Depot will be on right.
    • Park in the parking lot behind the fire station

    Map Here

    Let us introduce the young members of your family to the fun of bird watching! All kids ages 8 – 16 are welcome with a responsible adult. Experienced naturalists will teach Birding Basics and a Binocular Boot Camp (bring some binoculars or borrow ours), then guide you on a walk around Lake Los Carneros. Learn how to identify, record, and tally the bird species observed, then take your very own bird list home as a souvenir! Snacks generously provided by Trader Joe’s.

    • A free event for kids at Lake Los Carneros Park, Goleta
    • All kids 8-16 are welcome with a responsible adult
    • Led by experienced naturalists
    • Birding Basics Binocular Boot Camp – bring binoculars or borrow ours
    • Guided walk around Lake Los Carneros
    • Free Snacks
    • Record and tally the bird species observed
    • Take home a souvenir bird list, new knowledge and great memories
    • Free t-shirt for the first 75 kids

    And please, leave your dogs at home.

    Download the event flyer:
    In English
    In Spanish
    and pass along to friends

     

    For questions contact at email hidden; JavaScript is required

     

    Sponsored by the S.B. Audubon, with support from

    • the City of Goleta

    Santa Barbara Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

     

    Artwork Credit: Karen Schroeder

    Full details here: Special Event: 2020 Winter Bird Count 4 Kids



  • Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 2019 Christmas Bird Count Dinner
    2019 Christmas Bird Count Dinner

    Location:

    Fleischmann Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

    Map – SBMNH

     

    Jacks-Logo.jpgThis year, Jack’s Bistro will once again cater our Christmas Bird Count dinner in Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History starting at 6 pm.

    After a long hard day birding in the field celebrate the Christmas Bird Count evening enjoying the good company of your fellow birders and hear the results of our work as the birds are tallied in hopes of the most elusive.

    You are, of course, free to bring your own meal as well.

    lasagna-1.pngThe Menu

    • Lasagna (meat or vegetarian)
    • Garlic Bread
    • Caesar Salad
    • The ever popular Chocolate Chip Cookie
    • Water (no bottled this year. Please bring a cup for bulk dispensed water.)
    • Of course you can bring your own beverage of choice to enjoy with your meal.

    Cost is $17 per plate

     

    Deadline to buy tickets is:

    11:59 p.m. January 1st, 2019

     

    Dinner tickets are available to purchase at Eventbrite:

     

    Also note:

    • While table service (plates, napkins, silverware) will be provided, we encourage you to BE GREEN and bring your own to reduce consumption.

    • Those preferring to bring their own dinner are welcome to do so.

    • Santa Barbara Christmas Bird Count information available HERE

    • If you have questions, email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

     

    Sponsored by Santa Barbara Audubon Society

    Full details here: 2019 Christmas Bird Count Dinner



  • Friday, December 6, 2019 - Premier Trip: Pt Mugu Naval Air Station
    Premier Trip: Pt Mugu Naval Air Station

    Plan to arrive by 7:45 for check in.
    We don’t want to use our birding time to check in!


    Location: Point Mugu Naval Air Station

    Parking lot at the top of Mugu Road, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
    Map: Point Mugu Naval Air Station

    Target Birds

    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, water fowl, rails, egrets, shorebirds, ducks, Vermilion Flycatcher, raptors etc. 80+ species are typical for this trip

    Trip Leaders

    Jeff Hanson, Peggy Kearns, and base biologist, Martin Ruane. Expect local experts to join us on this rare and exceptional day.

    Cost

    $55.00; Limit 14 people; Register at Eventbrite

    Registration open October 7th – November 8th 2019

    Fourteen lucky SBAS members will be granted access to the Point Mugu Naval Air base on this unique opportunity to visit some 2,000 acres bordered by the Pacific Ocean and some of the most bountiful agricultural land in Southern California. Marsh and and coastal wetlands provide a stopover for thousands of migrating birds each year and habitat for seven endangered species of birds. The area is so rich in wildlife that our day there typically counts 80 species including egrets, rails, Vermilion Flycatcher, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and more.

    This field trip takes us to an active Navy base. All participants are required to fill out an Access Pass Registration Form. 

    1. You must be approved before entering the base
    2. Download these additional instructions for the form below.
    3. Download this Navy Access Pass Registration Form.
    4. REVIEW the form to ensure you can meet the requirements.
    5. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite
    6. Fill out the Navy form completely
    7. Sign and email the form to Jeff Hanson

    Deadline to submit your Access Pass Registration Form to Jeff Hanson is November 8th, 2019.   NO CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED ON BASE! It is more than an hour drive to the base, we encourage you to buddy up with others to carpool.

    Directions to the Naval Air Station:

    • Take Hwy 101 south to the Rice Avenue off ramp
    • Head towards the ocean to Hwy 1
    • Take Hwy1 south (Rice Avenue becomes Hwy 1 south)
    • Exit at  Wood Road
    • Turn left at the stop sign onto Naval Air Road
    • Take the first right onto Mugu Road
    • Meet at the Gate 2 (formerly Main Gait) parking lot immediately to your right

    You must be a citizen of the United States and you will need a photo ID. The Base Biologist, Martin Ruane, will guide us around the base from 8:00 am to 12 noon.

    Other Information

    • Dress in layers
    • Bring water, snack or lunch
    • Wear comfortable shoes
    • Bring a hat
    • Binoculars a must, spotting scopes are very useful
    • Remember – Arrive on base at 7:45

     

    Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society

    Full details here: Premier Trip: Pt Mugu Naval Air Station



  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 2019 ANNUAL Membership Meeting
    2019 ANNUAL Membership Meeting

    SBAS
    ANNUAL Membership Meeting and Get-Together

    Stow Park SignStow Grove Park, Area #3 (Map)
    Join us for friends and music

    VOTE ON REVISED BY_LAWS
    and
    ELECTION OF NEXT YEAR’S BOARD
    Bring hors d’oeuvres or finger food to share

    BYOB

    OLD TIME MUSIC by GLENDESSARY JAM

     

    SLATE OF NOMINEES FOR ELECTION:

    President – Dolores Pollock
    Vice-President – Lee Moldaver
    Secretary – Kathleen Boehm
    Treasurer – Chris Mercy
    Communications – Alexandra Loos
    Conservation – Jessie Altstatt & Lori Gaskin
    Development – OPEN
    Education – Coni Edick & Jayne Wamsley
    Field Trips – Peter Thompson
    Membership – Janice Levasheff
    Programs – Teresa Fanucchi
    Science – Steve Senesac
    At Large – Ken Pearlman

    Full details here: 2019 ANNUAL Membership Meeting



  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Special Event: 2019 Winter Bird Count 4 Kids
    Special Event: 2019 Winter Bird Count 4 Kids

    Location: Lake Los Carneros park

    Directions:

    • Take Hwy 101 and exit Los Carneros off ramp
    • Head towards the mountains
    • Proceed straight through the Round-a-bout
    • After Round-a-bout Goleta Rail Road Depot will be on right.
    • UPDATE DUE TO A CONFLICTING EVENT
    • Park in the the lot just to the north of the normal parking lot (on the grass next to the church)
    • The sign in table will be in the vicinity of the South Coast Rail Road Museum.

    Map Here

    Let us introduce the young members of your family to the fun of bird watching! All kids ages 8 – 16 are welcome with a responsible adult. Experienced naturalists will teach Birding Basics and a Binocular Boot Camp (bring some binoculars or borrow ours), then guide you on a walk around Lake Los Carneros. Learn how to identify, record, and tally the bird species observed, then take your very own bird list home as a souvenir! Snacks generously provided by Trader Joe’s.

    • A free event for kids at Lake Los Carneros Park, Goleta
    • All kids 8-16 are welcome with a responsible adult
    • Led by experienced naturalists
    • Birding Basics Binocular Boot Camp – bring binoculars or borrow ours
    • Guided walk around Lake Los Carneros
    • Free Snacks generously provided by Trader Joe’s
    • Record and tally the bird species observed
    • Take home a souvenir bird list, new knowledge and great memories
    • Free t-shirt for the first 75 kids

    And please, leave your dogs at home.

    Download the event flyer:
    In English
    In Spanish
    and pass along to friends

     

    For questions contact at email hidden; JavaScript is required

     

    Sponsored by the S.B. Audubon, with support from

    • the City of Goleta
    • Nothing Bundt Cakes
    • Smart and Final
    • Trader Joe’s
    • UC Santa Barbara Associated Students Coastal Fund

    Santa Barbara Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

     

    Artwork Credit: Karen Schroeder

    Full details here: Special Event: 2019 Winter Bird Count 4 Kids