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Tejon Christmas Bird Count in its sixth year

December 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Conservation research, Tejon Ranch

On December 15, Tejon Ranch Conservancy organized the sixth annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Tejon Ranch. I, along with several of my Audubon colleagues and chapter volunteers, have had the pleasure of participating in this newly established count. I have done many counts on both the East and West coasts and tend to favor […]

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Mountain Plovers show fruits of labor at Tejon Ranch

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Tejon Ranch

This week, Tejon Ranch Conservancy, along with the help of Los Angeles Audubon Society, counted six Mountain Plovers in Antelope Valley. While the number itself isn’t particularly high, the location of the sighting is significant. Just an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, a visit to the Tejon Ranch gives one the sense of stepping back a […]

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A couple photos from the Tejon Ranch Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Tejon Ranch

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count hit one of California’s most spectacular landscapes today, the Tejon Ranch. You might recall that this is a new count, enabled by 2008′s landmark Tejon Ranch Agreement, which opened up this incredible landscape to science. Anyway, our Audubon Christmas Bird Count correspondent Alison Sheehey took these on the ranch’s south […]

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The view of Tejon Ranch from the Bear Springs Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Tejon Ranch

Our Audubon Christmas Bird Count correspondent, Alison Sheehey, just sent us this photo of fellow-birder Ellen Schafhauser surveying a section of permanently protected land on the Bear Valley Springs CBC. Audubon and many partners helped to secure protection from development on this section of Tejon Ranch. The Tejon Ranch Conservancy is an appreciated partner of […]

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Safeguarding the South Fork Kern River Valley: another vital migratory pathway

March 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Pacific Migration, spring migration, Tejon Ranch

About an hour’s drive east of Bakersfield is an amazing natural oasis that few Californians ever get a chance to see. The Kern River Valley is home to one of the largest contiguous riparian cottonwood forests in the state – which is a fancy way of saying that it’s an awesome place for birds. This […]

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Early sightings of Purple Martins in California

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Bird Habitat, Birding, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Pacific Migration, spring migration, Tejon Ranch

Dan Airola today reports the first sighting of a Purple Martin in the Sacramento area, and his is the only record of the bird in eBird. Coincidentally, Maggie Smith of Arroyo Grande also spotted a Purple Martin down in her neck of the woods, as well. Both of those birds likely came from as far […]

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Tejon Ranch and spring birds

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Pacific Migration, spring migration, Tejon Ranch

Imagine you’re a bird – a MacGillivray’s Warbler, for kicks – and you’re coming north through the southern part of California. You’ve just crossed the immense Mojave Desert, or the dry San Fernando and Antelope valleys. Suddenly you hit a wall of mountains, and it’s hard to imagine how you’re going to get around or […]

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Christmas Bird Counting on Tejon Ranch

December 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society, Tejon Ranch

Staffers from Audubon California are participating in today’s Christmas Bird Count on Tejon Ranch. Before Audubon and four other environmental organizations struck a landmark conservation agreement with the Tejon Ranch Company in 2008, the natural treasures of this pristine wilderness were off limits to researchers. Since that agreement, however, Audubon has been able to add […]

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Not a bird, but freakishly cute nonetheless

August 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Tejon Ranch

OK, we normally try to stick to birds around here. But every once in a while we get something that must be shared. This falls into that category. This is a baby horned lizard that our friends at the Tejon Ranch Conservancy found in the field yesterday. Yes, that’s the palm of someone’s hand, and […]

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State grant to fund protection of more than 62,000 acres on Tejon Ranch

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Important Bird Areas, National Audubon Society, State Policy, Tejon Ranch

In a move that ensures the lasting protection of some of California’s most ecologically important landscapes, the state of California today approved a grant to fund the purchase of conservation easements on 62,000 acres of the Tejon Ranch. The $15.8 million grant will establish one of the largest conservation easements in California history. The action […]

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David Yarnold looks back at his tour of Audubon sites around the country

October 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Important Bird Areas, Landowner Stewardship, National Audubon Society, Tejon Ranch

Last week, we shared a bunch of videos from new Audubon President David Yarnold’s recent trip to California. He’s written up an overview of his trip around the country that includes some nice moments from California, including an up close look at a Golden Eagle and this: “And at Debs Park, in the Latino heart […]

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Searching for Purple Martins on Tejon Ranch

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Birding, California Condor, Conservation research, Important Bird Areas, Tejon Ranch

Experts from Audubon California recently joined the Tejon Ranch Conservancy and Western Field Ornithologists to survey Tejon Ranch for Purple Martins. Check out the video: Share on Facebook

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Los Angeles kids tour wildlands of Tejon Ranch

April 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities, Tejon Ranch

The Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team recently visited the Tejon Ranch at the invitation of the Tejon Ranch Conservancy. The group visited the General Beale Adobe and surrounding ranchlands. The Green Team had the opportunity to interact with the scientists with the Tejon Ranch Conservancy and learned about their conservation work.  The group explored two […]

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Wildflowers are awesome at Tejon Ranch

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities, Tejon Ranch

If you’ve been out in the wild lately, you’ve no doubt noticed that the recent rains are producing wildflowers all over the place. Few places are offering wildflowers as well as the Tejon Ranch, site of the recent landmark conservation agreement. The good folks at the Tejon Ranch Conservancy sent us these photos taken yesterday […]

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Audubon Magazine looks at ongoing benefits of Tejon Ranch Conservation Agreement

March 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Conservation research, Important Bird Areas, Tejon Ranch

A great article in Audubon Magazine highlights the terrific research and conservation work being done on Tejon Ranch since a major conservation agreement protected up to 240,000 acres of the property in 2008. Share on Facebook

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