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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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California/Nevada population of Greater Sage-Grouse nominated for Endangered Species protection

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced this week that the California/Nevada population of the Greater Sage-Grouse has been proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act. In California, the birds are found in Inyo, Alpine and Mono counties. According to the Service, the protections would apply to about 5,000 birds that exist in six distinct […]

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Protected status again denied for the Ashy Storm-petrel

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service yesterday again denied protected status for the highly-sensitive Ashy Storm-petrel. We’e talked a great deal about this bird before, and we’ll have more to say about this decision soon. Share on Facebook

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Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo proposed for endangered species listing

October 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

One of the saddest things we’ve witness here in California in recent years is the decline of the once-plentiful Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Now the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing listing the western population of the species. (photo by Jerry Oldenettel) Share on Facebook

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Endangered bird found dead at desert solar plant

July 17th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Endangered Species Act

A Riverside solar power plant in May reported that an endangered Yuma Clapper Rail was found dead at its Desert Sunlight solar facility near Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County. Audubon California takes this very seriously and will be working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to determine exactly what happened (photo by USFWS) […]

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Bear Valley Springs residents love their condors … not, exactly

June 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, California Condor, Endangered Species Act

There’s an odd fact that California Condor experts will tell you, and it’s that the endangered birds actually like people. That’s a fact that residents of Bear Valley Springs in Kern County are learning the hard way, as the birds seem to be enjoying their community a little too much. Local officials from the U.S. […]

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Endangered California Least Tern nesting in Malibu for the first time in decades

June 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A., Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

Great news out of Los Angeles, where the Endangered California Least Tern has been discovered breeding at the Malibu Lagoon for the first time since 1940. Dan Cooper earlier this week  found 58 California Least Terns and then Los Angeles Audubon biologist Tom Ryan discovered 7 one-egg nests within the symbolic fenced area that Los […]

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Statement from Audubon California on USFWS decision on California Condors and So. Cal. wind project

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

Audubon California today issued the following statement from Policy Director Dan Taylor regarding the recent decision from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to essentially allow the lethal take of a California Condor at a proposed wind development in Southern California: “Given Audubon’s decades-long involvement in the protection and restoration of the California Condor, we […]

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FWS Expands Critical Habitat for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has substantially expanded the critical habitat for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, adding 490 stream miles and 88,149 acres of land to the designation. The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher is a small songbird that nests in vegetation along rivers and streams or other wetlands; is known to occur only in […]

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Important to remember

October 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment · California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Pollution

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