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Entries Tagged as 'Endangered Species Act'

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo listed as Threatened

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

We just learned today that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has decided to list the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing will be effective Nov. 3. While it’s never good news to have to do this, we are greatly pleased that this bird will get the protections it […]

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First wild-hatched condor in Big Sur dies

September 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

Sad news out of Big Sur this week, as word of the passing of California Condor #444, also named Ventana, was made public. While the cause of death apparently hasn’t been confirmed, the bird was treated in May for lead poisoning. Share on Facebook

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Critical habitat proposed for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today advised the public that it is seeking to designate more than 540,000 acres of critical habitat for the western population of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Last year, the Service proposed listing the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that Audubon California […]

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L.A. Times editorial: Now isn’t the time to delist the California Gnatcatcher

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act

Great editorial in the Los Angeles Times today regarding the recent petition to remove the California Gnatcatcher from the Endangered Species List. Audubon California opposes this delising effort for a variety of reasons. Here’s the best line from the editorial: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should not be changing wildlife policy based on a single […]

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Condor chick hatches in Utah

July 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Endangered Species Act

Great news today out of Utah that a California Condor chick has hatched in Utah for the first time since the endangered birds were reintroduced in the state in 1996. Researchers had suspected the chick had hatched but didn’t have verification until now. (photo of female parent courtesy the National Park Service) Share on Facebook

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Why the Bald Eagle is the most hardcore bird in the history of hardcore birds in 15 facts

July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, birds and culture, Endangered Species Act, Science

1. During mating season, Bald Eagle pairs join talons and cartwheel to the ground. 2. When Eagles lose a feather on one wing, they lose a feather on the other to balance themselves. 3. They can fly up to 40 miles per hour. 4. As eaglets, Bald Eagles play tug-a-war with their nest-mates. (Also they […]

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Endangered Species Act protections should be upheld for California Gnatcatcher

June 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Endangered Species Act

The latest attempt by southern California developers to remove the California Gnatcatcher from the protections of the Endangered Species Act is based on inadequate data and should be rejected by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, said representatives of Audubon California today. Years of peer-reviewed research and the predominant conclusion of biologists is that the […]

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Snowy Plovers impacted by “eco-resort” find unlikely ally

May 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

School children in Monterey are joining Audubon California and Monterey Audubon Society in urging Fish & Wildlife Service and the Coastal Commission to revisit the decision to allow the construction of a hotel on Western Snowy Plover habitat. KION reports: Share on Facebook

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Op-ed: Monterey ‘Eco-resort’ poses real problems for Threatened birds

May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon California’s Andrea Jones calls upon the California Coastal Commission to do the right thing for Threatened Western Snowy Plovers in a recent opinion piece for the Monterey County Herald. The Commission recently approved a proposed 39-acre resort on pristine beach habitat in Sand City, just north of Monterey. The project will sit right on […]

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Audubon California displeased by Coastal Commission’s ruling on Monterey Shores Eco-resort

April 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

California’s birds and wildlife suffered a huge setback today. The California Coastal Commission approved the development of a large hotel and condominium complex sited on beach and dune habitat on Monterey Bay in Sand City. The developer calls this 360-unit complex, with parking for almost 1,000 cars, the “Monterey Shores Eco-resort.” The pacific coast population […]

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Be a good beach goer this nesting season

March 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird videos, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

The Snowy Plover is one cute beach chick. Unfortunately, the Western Snowy Plover’s population numbers are anything but adorable. There are only about 2,300 birds remaining on our Pacific Coast and we need to make sure that they have a safe nesting season. There are many things you can do to help. Allowing these small […]

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On this day in 1993, the Western Snowy Plover received federal protection under the ESA

March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

On this day in 1993, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service listed the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. As anyone who works in conservation knows, listing a species is not easy. Just as the ongoing conservation of this terrific shorebird is a group effort across […]

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Ten things you need to know about Western Snowy Plover

February 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon California and Audubon chapters are heavily invested in saving the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover. Here are ten things about this cool bird that you should know: Share on Facebook

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Audubon’s Yarnold slams federal decision to put eagles at risk

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, National Audubon Society, Wind power

Audubon President David Yarnold this evening came out strong against a Department of Interior rule creating a 30-year permit that will allow for the killing of Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles at wind energy sites: “Instead of balancing the need for conservation and renewable energy, Interior wrote the wind industry a blank check,” said Audubon […]

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21 Condors being treated for lead poisoning at L.A. Zoo

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

According to a report from the Associated Press, veterinarians at the Los Angeles Zoo have treated 21 endangered California Condors for lead poisoning this hunting season. Officials correlate the lead poisoning with the increase in lead ammunition being left in the field. Audubon California recently joined with the Humane Society of the United States and […]

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