Santa Barbara Audubon - May 2019 - Upcoming Events

Alexandra Loos



Please check website or Facebook page for directions, meeting time information or updates regarding our upcoming events in May:


Friday, May 10, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday Bird Walk: UCSB Campus Lagoon

Leader: Peter Thompson

Target Birds: Grebes, Herons, Dowitchers, Ducks, Godwits, Plovers & Others.


Saturday, May 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Field Trip: Nojoqui Falls County Park

Leader: Rob Lindsay

A beautiful county park in the Gaviota pass area. Home of an easily accessible waterfall and known as a nesting area for Purple Martins.

Target Birds: Yellow-billed Magpie, Purple Martin, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Barn Owl, Vireos, Towhees, Woodpeckers, Orioles.


Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Program: The Condor in Captivity–Breeding a Species on the Edge
Presented by Teodelina Martelli


Join us for an evening with impressive high school senior Teodelina Martelli, when she will present on the conservation and management methods that rescued the California Condor from extinction, including the riveting history about how these methods were developed just in time. Teodelina will report on her experiences in the field and update us with news on the current state of the condor.


Teodelina Martelli was one of the 2018 American Birding Association’s Young Birder of the Year. She was a scholarship recipient for the 2014 Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) conference, and in 2018 co-led, with Brad Schram, the WFO Conference’s field trip to Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge. She is also part of the 2018-19 class of the L.A. Phil’s Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program.


Teodelina Martelli spent the past two summers as a field intern and volunteer researcher with the California Condor Recovery Program. She is an aspiring ornithologist, composer, and artist. She has been fascinated with birds since the age of 3 and intends to pursue a lifelong career in ornithology, particularly focusing on the behavior, evolution, and courtship of birds.


Friday, May 24, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday Bird Walk: San Jose Creek – East

Leader: Peter Thompson

Target Birds: Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, songbirds, maybe even an owl & Others.


All are welcome. Please join us!


Happy Birding!



Alexandra Loos

Publicity Chair, Santa Barbara Audubon Society


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