Tag Archives: Birds

Bald Eagle Webcams, Santa Barbara Channel Islands

In 2010, thanks to restoration efforts and years of hard work and patience by conservationists, a record 15 bald eaglets hatched on the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. This milestone event included two chicks on Santa Rosa Island which was the … Continue reading

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Desperate Fight with Condors: Narrow Escape of Santa Barbara Man (1899)

A front page illustration on San Francisco’s The Call newspaper from April 30, 1899 showing two condors attacking a ledge-bound man wielding a club in defense. (Click to enlarge.) The illustration above accompanied a harrowing tale of two Santa Barbara … Continue reading

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Turkeys, Bobcats and the Caves of Castle Rock

Along lower Manzana Creek in the Santa Barbara backcountry, a rib of sandstone known to some as Castle Rock (Jack’s Map) juts into the air along the west end of the wind swept ridge officially dubbed Hurricane Deck. This is … Continue reading

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Sunset Surf

Last call.

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Condor in a Cage

A California condor at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The California condor species had endured the elements and rigors of life in nature’s arena of competition and thrived for some 11,000 years. By 1982, due to a variety of human caused … Continue reading

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