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Audubon network helps save Marbled Murrelets in California

December 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments · seabirds, Uncategorized

The outlook is brighter today for the critically endangered central coast population of marbled murrelet, thanks in large part to advocacy by the Audubon network. In the past year, California State Parks- the agency responsible for protecting most of this population’s nesting habitat- has put in place strong on the ground measures to protect nesting […]

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Makes some calls to raise awareness about birds and global warming

September 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Call your state legislators and ask them what they’re doing to protect birds from global warming. Share on Facebook

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Kudos for Pacific Flyway Marine IBA map!

July 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Congrats to the team that produced the interactive Pacific Flyway Marine IBAs map: it won 3rd place in the national Storytelling with Maps contest sponsored by mapping software giant Esri! Take a little Friday break and play with the award-winning map. Share on Facebook

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Pacific Flyway thanks Secretary of Interior for Izembek Decision

June 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Uncategorized

Audubon chapters and state offices in the Pacific Flyway, joined by the California Waterfowl Association and Washington Brant Foundation, thanked Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell for her science-based decision to keep Izembek National Wildlife Refuge intact. Nearly the entire world population of Pacific Brant rely on Izembek during spring and fall migration. Share on Facebook

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Audubon network helping troubled Brown Pelicans

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

This week has brought some much-needed good news for California Brown Pelicans. In the past year we’ve mobilized the Audubon network to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better track and protect pelicans which are experiencing unprecedented breeding failures in the U.S. and Mexico, and die-offs in the U.S., linked to low abundance of […]

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Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes

June 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

When we heard about the popular Tumblr Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes, we couldn’t resist. Here are ACTUAL chicks with Steve Buscemeyes: Great Horned Owl chick by Jean Kohut. Duckling by Philip Yabut. Share on Facebook

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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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