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Ashy storm-petrel nesting on Catalina Island

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, seabirds

Cool story this week about researchers finding Ashy storm-petrel nests on Catalina Island off southern California. This is a bird that is struggling to survive, so any foothold it gains is huge. (photo by Glen Tepke) Share on Facebook

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Stupid bird humor

July 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Science, seabirds, stupid bird humor

  For more information, please read this Washington Post article. Share on Facebook

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San Diego Audubon Society volunteers helping endangered California Least Terns

June 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, seabirds

Check out this great coverage of the San Diego Audubon Society’s efforts to protect endangered California Least Terns: Share on Facebook

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Celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, seabirds

Guest post by Jordan Wellwood, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary The first time I remember seeing a Surf Scoter it was living up to its name. I couldn’t tell if it was playing or feeding, but it was in the surf on the north shore of Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore, and […]

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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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Black Oystercatcher nesting season in full swing

May 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Black Oystercatcher, seabirds

Black Oystercatcher nesting season has begun in California, and a network of Audubon and agency observers are tracking the success of breeding birds from Mendocino to Morro Bay. All told, over 80 people in nine counties visit one or more nest sites at least once a week to check the status of oystercatcher nests. The […]

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Troubling news on Pacific Brown Pelicans

May 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, seabirds

A survey recently conducted by experts suggests that for the fifth straight year, California Brown Pelicans are failing to breed successfully at the U.S. Channel Islands. This unprecedented multi-year breeding failure has alarmed pelican experts as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and highlights the importance of monitoring the status of seabirds in […]

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Pelican Dreams on Kickstarter

May 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, seabirds

Although we like all California birds, the Brown Pelican has a special place in our hearts here at Audubon California — we consider the species an integral part of our beautiful California coastlines. Although the bird came off the Endangered Species List in 2009, the Brown Pelican still doesn’t have it easy. Its plight is […]

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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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A win for Central Coast Marbled Murrelets

March 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · California State Parks, seabirds, State Policy

Last week the Center for Biological Diversity reached a settlement agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation that will substantially increase protections in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the Marbled Murrelet, an endangered seabird that nests in old-growth forests. Much of the strength of the settlement can be attributed to advocacy on the part […]

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The herring are running!

January 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, seabirds

Right now, the Tiburon peninsula and Richardson Bay within San Francisco Bay are alive with Pacific herring, a silvery fish that spawns in the winter and early spring, provoking a feeding frenzy among wildlife. We witnessed the spectacle yesterday alongside Bay Nature Editorial Director Eric Simons, who just wrote a great story about the return […]

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New interactive map of Pacific Flyway marine Important Bird Areas

December 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon Alaska, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, National Audubon Society, Pacific Flyway, seabirds

Seabirds are some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife species. In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of these birds and the habitats they depend on, Audubon has released a new interactive map that allows users to explore some of the most important places for these birds. The map extends from the icy […]

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Laysan Albatross is a mom again at 62 (at least)

December 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Birding, seabirds

Fascinating news out of Midway Island that Wisdom, the world’s oldest banded bird, has laid another egg and appears to be well on her way to being a mom again. (photo courtesy the USFWS) Share on Facebook

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Drop in sardines prompts worry about Brown Pelicans

November 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, seabirds

Good article running from the Associated Press about how a drastic drop in sardines could be impacting Brown Pelicans. We’ve really got to keep an eye on this. Share on Facebook

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Seabird and marine mammal feeding frenzy in Monterey Bay

November 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, seabirds

Monterey Bay, a global marine Important Bird Area, has for months been teeming with seabirds, whales, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife. Predators from all over the Pacific have come here to feed on a reported “wall of anchovies.” This past weekend Audubon California’s Andrea Jones and I were fortunate to witness this wildlife spectacle […]

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