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Birds over Broadway 2014

October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Bird videos, Birding, urban conservation

Who would’ve thought that in the middle of downtown Los Angeles you can see one of the most fascinating natural spectacles around? This past Friday, Audubon Center at Debs Park continued the tradition of gathering on the roof of Joe’s Auto Park at 5th and Broadway to be with fellow nature lovers and watch the roosting […]

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WINGS Internship at Debs Park – Carlos Jauregui

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, urban conservation

  The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to have worked with 3 incredible interns this summer.  These Audubon WINGS Conservation Education Interns help us develop and deliver our summer camp program to the community.   Over the course of the summer these interns work with nearly 200 kids, helping them see the natural world […]

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WINGS Internship at Debs Park – Jessica Loya

September 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Uncategorized, urban conservation

The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to have worked with 3 incredible interns this summer.  These Audubon WINGS Conservation Education Interns help us develop and deliver our summer camp program to the community.   Over the course of the summer these interns work with nearly 200 kids, helping them see the natural world in […]

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WINGS Internship at Debs Park – Emily Cobar

August 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities, Uncategorized, urban conservation

The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to have worked with 3 incredible interns this summer.  These Audubon WINGS Conservation Education Interns help us develop and deliver our summer camp program to the community.   Over the course of the summer these interns work with nearly 200 kids, helping them see the natural world in […]

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Layers of Learning at Debs Park

July 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities, urban conservation, Volunteer

Since 2005, the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles has provided the opportunity for young people to connect with nature through a summer day camp programs.  Now, it’s not all fun and games, Audubon believes that outdoor learning and exploration is very important to help cultivate the next generation of conservationists, but it […]

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Discarded fishing line is a big danger to birds

February 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird L.A., How to help birds, urban conservation

We were strolling on the Belmont Pier in Long Beach a few weeks ago and snapped this photo of a container for used fishing line. Given the harm that monofilament line can cause birds, it’s great to see people stepping up to get this danger out of the environment. Monofilament fishing line is amazingly strong […]

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Update on pelican that received plastic surgery

August 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, seabirds, urban conservation

According to the LA Times, the Orange County pelican that we wrote about several months ago was released back into the wild. This great news comes after months of rehabilitation. After the surgery, the pelican affectionatley called Nigel, developed an infection that caused another fracture and bone tissue to die. During her stay in recovery, Nigel […]

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Birds and the city

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, urban conservation

An article in Oecologia published by Danish ornithologist Anders Pape Møller compared difference in bird population densities between urban and rural habitats and the year of urbanization. The study found: Population density was on average 30 % higher in urban than in rural habitats, although density reached as much as 100-fold higher in urban habitats in some species. […]

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Kudos to Culver City

May 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Bird conservation, urban conservation

We were very pleased to read this on the LACoBirds message board this morning: Culver City has written language into their Tree Trimming contract specifically protecting birds during the nesting season. The City is also willing to work with local birders who can assist in identifying trees targeted for pruning that may contain nests. The City has agreed […]

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L.A. teens lead restoration of Debs Park bird habitat

March 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Nature education and activities, Uncategorized, urban conservation

The Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team is serious about restoring wildlife habitat. On Saturday, March 31st, these self described “Nature Freaks”, got people from northeast Los Angeles out to participate in a major restoration project in Debs Park, the fourth largest park in LA. The project focused on restoring the coastal sage […]

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Being bird-brained isn’t such an insult afterall

December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · urban conservation

An article by James Gorman in today’s New York Times reports that pigeons can learn math: Pigeons have now shown that they can learn abstract rules about numbers, an ability which until now had been demonstrated only in primates. In the 1990s scientists trained rhesus monkeys to look at groups of items on a screen […]

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Laverne the California Least Tern

December 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, urban conservation

So, some of our Audubon staffers were down in San Diego recently to do some conservation planning for Mission Bay. While at the airport, they stumbled upon this sign at the bookstore. After asking a few questions, they learned that an entire story had built around an endangered California Least Tern (which they’ve named Laverne) […]

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The disappearing habitats of the Vaux’s Swifts

November 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, urban conservation

An article in this month’s Smithsonian Magazine focuses on the important role chimneys play in Vaux’s Swifts journeys during migration. Audubon California’s very own Jeff Chapman, Center Director at Debs Park, is mentioned for his work with bringing the Vaux’s Swifts experience to East Los Angeles children and families. Local Audubon chapters and school officials […]

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S.F. Mayor signs into law new standards for bird-safe buildings

October 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, urban conservation

The Golden Gate Audubon Society today hailed the signing into law of new Standards for Bird Safe Buildings by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. The signing follows the unanimous approval of the bill by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last month. The Standards will greatly reduce bird deaths and injuries resulting from collisions with buildings […]

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San Francisco Seeks Standards for Bird Safe Buildings

September 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Local Policy, S.F. Bay, urban conservation

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Bird Safe Building Standards yesterday. The regulations attempt to lower the number of bird deaths related to collision with buildings. San Francisco is located along the Pacific Flyway, a route migratory birds travel in the spring and fall that stretches from Patagonia to Alaska. According to Golden […]

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