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Tricolored Blackbirds spotted at San Bernardino Valley Audubon’s restoration site

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon Chapters, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Recently Audubon California was alerted to the exciting news that Tricolored Blackbirds—over 400 males and even more females—descended upon San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society’s marshy pond restoration site, managed by board member and Tricolor champion, Dave Goodward. This event came as a surprise to those involved with the effort since they were not expecting to see […]

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How to identify a Tricolored Blackbird

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur talks about how to identify a Tricolored Blackbird in the video above. The big difference between the Tricolored and the Red-winged is that colored bar under the red. On the Tricolored, in the male, it’s bright white. On the Red-wing, it’s more yellow-orange. Help us save the Tricolored Blackbird. Share on […]

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Tricolored Blackbirds spotted through scope

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Bird videos, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Tricolored Blackbird Conservation Program Manager, Samantha Arthur, captured these birds while scouting for colonies in Tulare County. Share on Facebook

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A sneaky way to lure Tricolored Blackbirds

April 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Tricolored Blackbird

Guest post by Meghan Hertel, Working Lands Program Director Yesterday I considered taking the carpool lane to work. I wasn’t headed to my usual Sacramento office but to a man-made wetland and my passengers weren’t human, or even alive for that matter. What was in my passenger seat? Plastic Tricolored Blackbird decoys. In our continuing […]

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Making partnerships to save Tricoloreds

April 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Field tech Amy, out scouting Tricolored Blackbird colonies. We’ve already signed several dairymen up in the NRCS silage buy-out program. These farmers will now be able the baby birds to fledge AND keep their cows fed and healthy. This partnership is supported by our Five Dollars, Five Birds Campaign. Please consider making a donation today. […]

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Saving the Tricolored Blackbird

March 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Tricolored Blackbird, Water issues, Working lands conservation

Guest post by Samantha Arthur, Tricolored Blackbird Conservation Program Manager Last week while surveying in the Central Valley, I saw several flocks of Tricolored Blackbirds searching for nesting sites. In order to set up their massive colonies, they need a specific type of flooded wetland. Sadly, I am not seeing a lot of that habitat this breeding […]

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Let’s be the generation that saved the Tricolored Blackbird from extinction

March 19th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Tricolored Blackbird

Help ensure a future for the endangered Tricolored Blackbird. Share on Facebook

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Tricolored Blackbirds in Yolo County

March 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

As our spotters are looking for Tricolored Blackbird nesting colonies in the southern part of the Central Valley, one of our staff members captured this mixed flock of blackbirds on a ranch in Yolo County. She estimated that maybe 70 percent of the birds here are Tricolored Blackbirds. Tricolored Blackbirds tend to breed in the […]

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Kern and Kerncrest Audubon Chapters creating Tricolored Blackbird habitat

March 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Kern River Preserve, Tricolored Blackbird

Spring is here and Tricolored Blackbirds are prospecting colony sites in the Central Valley. Hoping to provide these birds a safe place to grow their families are Kern and Kerncrest Audubon. Our Executive Director Brigid McCormack was on site when the group launched this restoration project back in fall. The group has made a lot […]

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Federal protection sought for Tricolored Blackbird

February 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, State Policy, Tricolored Blackbird

In further response to the declining numbers of the Tricolored Blackbird, the Center for Biological Diversity this week formally petitioned the Dept. of Interior to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act. The action comes in response to surveys last year that showed the already struggling population has declined as much as 44 percent […]

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Brigid McCormack talks about Tricolored Blackbirds

January 21st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack was at the Sacramento Zoo this morning to talk about the new grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service that will fund a new partnership between the agency, Audubon California and dairy farmers. Here’s a clip: Share on Facebook

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Federal support means more help for Tricolored Blackbirds

January 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Audubon California today received a major federal grant to help grow the population of the Tricolored Blackbird, one of California’s most imperiled species. The funding from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will support a partnership with Farm Bureau, Western United Dairymen, DairyCares, and Sustainable Conservation to work with farmers to protect birds that breed […]

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CA Fish and Game Commission votes in favor of emergency listing for Tricolored Blackbird

December 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Landowner Stewardship, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Responding to an alarming drop in the rare bird’s numbers, the California Fish and Game Commission today approved an emergency listing of the Tricolored Blackbird under the California Endangered Species Act. Representatives of Audubon California say they support the action by the Commission, which comes on the heels of a statewide survey completed this summer […]

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Fish and Game Commission to consider second emergency listing for Tricolored Blackbird

December 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird

Representatives from Audubon will be in Van Nuys tomorrow to argue before the California Fish and Game Commission in support of an emergency listing of the rare Tricolored Blackbird. Our message will be that this is an appropriate step to arrest the rapid decline of this near endemic species, but that listing alone won’t reverse […]

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Growing Tricolored Blackbirds in Kern County

October 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Kern River Preserve, State Policy, Tricolored Blackbird

With the turn of a wrench, the first water is let loose. Only a trickle right now, one day it will lure flocks of Tricolored Blackbirds and create a riparian area in an otherwise very dry environment. Building surrogate habitats, that’s what the Audubon network is doing in Kern County. I had the pleasure of […]

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