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 that would otherwise, by law, have had to be euthanized.
EITS has one paid staff, the Program Director, a part-time paid Administrative Assistant, and 35 volunteers, 32 of who care for and present the birds, and three that help with administrative support.
The committee meets bi-monthly to discuss, oversee and work to improve all aspects of the Eyes in the Sky Program.
EITS volunteers are community members from all walks of life. Some have never worked with birds before, some have extensive experience. In addition to caring for the birds, they assist with programs, lessons, and school field trips.
Our EITS Newsletter, which was previously sent only to EITS donors, will now be added as a two-page Newsletter in El Tecolote twice a year, so that all SB Audubon members can stay up to date with Aviary news.
Meet Eyes in the Sky’s birds up close and learn about them. Come to our open house and family events.