• Max flying
  • Karla Shelton and Kisa at the foothills
  • Great horned owlet
  • Athena
  • Daisy Ritter and Athena
  • Kisa
  • Bonnie Whitney with Kisa eating mealworms from her hat
  • Max and owlets
  • Karla Shelton with Kanati
  • Sarah Brookes with Kisa in Field
  • Richard Nordli and Lacee Lopez with Kachina and Kisa
  • Zoe Stevens with Ivan
  • IVAN at the foothills
An educational project of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Upcoming Events

Meet Eyes in the Sky’s birds on Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (ongoing) 2-4PM on the Museum of Natural History’s Main Campus, by the creek.
Backyard Raptors on Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (ongoing) 2-4PM at the Museum's "Back Yard" (get directions to the "Back Yard" at the admissions office)
Backyard Owls on Every Tuesday (ongoing) 2-4PM at the Museum’s “Back Yard” (get directions to the "Back Yard" at the admissions office)
EITS Statement

Eyes in the Sky (EITS) has been Santa Barbara Audubon’s key wildlife education program since 2000. It features seven birds of prey that serve as education ambassadors. All were rescued and rehabilitated but, due to permanent disabilities, can no longer survive in the wild. They were adopted from wildlife rehabilitation centers, and if not adopted by a licensed facility, would have had to be euthanized...Read More

EITS Video: Max, a Great horned owl
The Santa Barbara Audubon Aviary
The Santa Barbara Audubon Aviary
EITS has been providing regular informal programs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH) as part of its outreach efforts. In 2004, SBMNH’s Executive Director, Dr. Karl Hutterer, brought up the possibility of permanently housing the birds at the Museum. It took Santa Barbara Audubon seven years and $250,000 to build the aviary on the Museum Campus, and in March 2011 all birds moved from the EITS Director's residence to the Museum. SBAS/EITS continues to run the raptor education program, and both organizations are benefitting; SBMNH has gained an enhanced educational experience to offer its visitors, and SBAS has gained permanent and secure housing for the birds...View our Programs →