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Forage species poised for enhanced protection on the west coast

April 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments · seabirds, Uncategorized

  Common Murre with a baby octopus, northern California. Most of you have heard of sardine, anchovy, and herring- the small fish that sustain our coastal and pelagic seabirds and other marine wildlife. Turns out, there are many other species of “forage fish” such as squid, saury, smelt, sand lance and even octopi that can […]

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Ornithologists discover flight causes genome shrinkage

March 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

We wonder what George from Seinfeld would think of this headline. Jokes aside, according to phys.org, University of New Mexico researchers just released a paper that proves a bird’s genome shrinks over time in birds that use a lot of their energy while in flight.  The paper is ”Metabolic ‘engines’ of flight drive genome size reduction in […]

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Halloween costume contest winners

December 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Yes, we are extremely tardy on announcing this (does the excuse that we were too busy saving birds work?) BUT here they are, the winners of our first-ever Halloween costume contest: Grand prize: Crow by Olivia Miseroy Share on Facebook

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U.S. Representatives stand strong for Arctic wildlife

November 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

On November 20, the US House of Representatives passed a terrible bill, HR 1965, which tears down the recent broadly-supported Department of Interior management plan balancing protection of 11 MILLION ACRES important for birds, wildlife, and subsistence with development in other areas of the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska. Many thanks to Representatives Rush Holt, Betty McCollum, […]

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Audubon Center at Debs Park – 10 Years

November 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It was an overcast November morning in Debs Park, 10 years ago and excitement was in the air.  A loud procession led by a mariachi band came up the hill.  In tow, were hundreds of kids carrying artwork representing the animals of Los Angeles and supporters of the movement to connect urban dwellers with nature.  […]

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A brighter future for short-tailed albatross

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

On Saturday federal fisheries managers adopted an important new set of regulations designed to prevent the deaths of critically endangered short-tailed albatross and other seabirds in west coast fisheries. The regulations, requiring larger vessels to use bird-scaring streamer lines and other techniques in order to keep albatrosses from becoming hooked and drowning on longlines, are […]

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Cuckoo clocks for the Yellow-billed Cuckoo

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Contortionists are stumping for Burrowing Owl 2013

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Go team Golden Eagle!

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Among all our Bird of the Year nominees, the Golden Eagle has the designation of holding the role of mascot for a number of teams and schools. You can credit the bird’s fierceness, majestic beauty, and shear size for its popularity as a rallying tool. Here are some Golden Eagles as imagined by graphic designers: […]

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs historic legislation requiring the use of non-lead hunting ammunition

October 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic legislation into law that will require hunters to use non-lead ammunition, to be phased in by 2019. The bill, authored by Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, and Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, will eliminate what nationally-renowned scientists say is the number one source of unregulated lead left in our environment. “We […]

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Pacific herring in California get a boost from state fisheries managers

October 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Yesterday the California Fish and Game Commission completed its annual consideration of regulations for the harvest of Pacific herring in California.  The Commission adopted a precautionary set of regulations for the coming year, reflecting a new appreciation of the importance of herring to marine birds and other predators in our state. While much remains to […]

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WINGS Internship at Debs Park – Jessica Loya

September 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Uncategorized, urban conservation

The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to have worked with 3 incredible interns this summer.  These Audubon WINGS Conservation Education Interns help us develop and deliver our summer camp program to the community.   Over the course of the summer these interns work with nearly 200 kids, helping them see the natural world in […]

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Stupid bird humor

September 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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WINGS Internship at Debs Park – Emily Cobar

August 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities, Uncategorized, urban conservation

The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to have worked with 3 incredible interns this summer.  These Audubon WINGS Conservation Education Interns help us develop and deliver our summer camp program to the community.   Over the course of the summer these interns work with nearly 200 kids, helping them see the natural world in […]

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Most commonly found bird lovers

July 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon at Home, Birding, Uncategorized

Did we miss any? Add your suggestion in the comments below. Photos by vastateparkstaff/Flickr Creative Commons, Elliot Margolies/Flickr Creative Commons, midиight-log/Flickr Creative Commons, J Aaron Farr/Flickr Creative Commons, @alsoyourmom/Flickr Creative Commons Share on Facebook

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