• Max flying
  • Karla Shelton and Kisa at the foothills
  • Athena
  • Athena
  • IVAN at the foothills
  • Ricky Ploumpis and Kachina
  • Kisa
  • Bonnie Whitney with Kisa eating mealworms from her hat
  • Max and owlets
  • Karla Shelton with Kanati
  • Puku
  • Richard Nordli and Lacee Lopez with Kachina and Kisa
  • Zoe Stevens with Ivan
An educational project of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Ongoing Events

Meet Eyes in the Sky’s birds up close.

Due to ongoing campus renovations at the SB Museum of Natural History, our bird viewing/interaction schedule has changed.

Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 – 4PM – at the Rose Garden near the Mission
Tuesdays: 2 – 4PM - Owls at the Rose Garden by the Mission
Thursday, Saturdays & Sundays: 2-4pm - at the Museum of Natural History's Main Campus by the creek bridge


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. 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