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The challenges of saving the Salton Sea

November 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea, Water issues

Great article in the New York Times about the many challenges of saving the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea is considered by Audubon to be an Important Bird Area of Global Significance, and a major migratory stopping point for birds along the Pacific Flyway. (photo of American White Pelicans at the Salton Sea by Charles […]

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Add shorebirds and seabirds to those benefiting from Prop. 1

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Salton Sea, State Policy, Water issues

While Proposition 1 on the November ballot will help birds of all types throughout the state, two types of birds that you might not expect to benefit from a water bond stand to gain a great deal. Shorebirds and seabirds – including endangered or imperiled species – will directly benefit from funding to state agencies […]

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Map animates Salton Sea shrinkage

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Important Bird Areas, Infographics, Salton Sea

The Los Angeles Times created an animated map that shows the slow decline of the Salton Sea over the past decades. While once a huge resource for California birds, the recent drought and redirection of water resources have made a huge dent in the amount of suitable habitat. Find the map here. Share on Facebook

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Inaction on Salton Sea will cost region billions

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea, Water issues

Failure to act on the many problems at the Salton Sea will cost the region billions in the coming decades, says a new report from the Pacific Institute. For years, this globally significant important bird area has been challenged by the poor management of its limited water resources: Failure to revitalize the ailing Salton Sea […]

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Salton Sea remains critical for migrating birds

September 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Birding, fall migration, Pacific Flyway, Salton Sea

We know this, but the Desert Sun provides a nice reminder of how important the Salton Sea remains for birds along the Pacific Flyway: It’s one of the last rest stops and breeding grounds left for millions of migrating birds, representing more than 400 species, that travel the Pacific Flyway — a bird superhighway that […]

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Pacific Flyway, the rap version

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Pacific Flyway, Salton Sea

As you know from reading this blog, we’re big fans of the Pacific Flyway and we’d love to see the Salton Sea restored. It just never occurred to us to do a rap song about it. But that’s not to say that it didn’t occur to someone else: Share on Facebook

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As talk continues, Salton Sea continues to fade away

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Pollution, Salton Sea

As the political conversation about how to deal with the Salton Sea continues year after year, this invaluable habitat for birds and other wildlife in the Imperial Valley just continues to wither and die. We were reminded of this by the recent NPR story on the issue, which also highlights the fact that as the […]

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Court case could determine future of Salton Sea

November 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Salton Sea

An appeals court in the Imperial Valley in coming weeks could determine the fate of the Salton Sea, of one of California’s most important places for birds. The case will help settle the controversy around a pact that involves the Colorado River, the Salton Sea and San Diego. The Salton Sea is a California Important […]

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Pondering Salton Sea restoration

October 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, National Audubon Society, Salton Sea, State Policy

For the longest time, Audubon has been concerned about the future of the Salton Sea. Early on, it was chapters that led the fight, but then Audubon California and the National Audubon Society got involved. Lately, we’ve been pressuring the state to keep its promises about the Salton Sea. Today brings an interesting viewpoint from […]

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Audubon Summer Adventures at Richardson Bay — Shark Week!

June 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Salton Sea

The Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Tiburon has all kinds of great summer camp programs going this year — for kids ages 4 through 18. For example, every week has a different theme. In the video below, Mindy talks about Shark Week. Learn more and register for camp today. Spots are filling up […]

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Governor signs important Salton Sea legislation

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Salton Sea, Water issues

In a year where conservation policy victories have been few and far between, we’re glad to report some good news. Last night, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 51 into law. The bill establishes the Salton Sea Restoration Council as the governance authority for the Salton Sea Ecosystem Restoration Program. Why is this such a big […]

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Tilapia and pelicans thriving at the Salton Sea … somehow

August 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Conservation research, Salton Sea, State Policy

Interesting article in today’s Desert Sun about the surprisingly solid populations of tilapia and Brown Pelicans at the Salton Sea this year. Apparently, a lack of heavy winds has kept the toxic hydrogen sulfide gas and dissolved ammonia from welling up into the shallows where it causes major fish die-offs. As a result, both the fish […]

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Breath of Fresh Air in the Salton Sea

February 19th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Landowner Stewardship, Salton Sea

Audubon’s Imperial Valley Landowner Stewardship Coordinator Al Kalin works with Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge to restore a dewatered bay in the Salton Sea.  Click here to see the full article. Share on Facebook

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Ask the Governor to help save the Salton Sea

September 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Salton Sea, State Policy

The Salton Sea, one of California’s largest bodies of water and one of its most important bird habitats, has long been a vexing conservation issue. Over the last several decades, as water has been siphoned off for agricultural and urban use, critical habitat for hundreds of thousands of migrating shorebirds has been threatened. Some of the […]

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You made the difference on Salton Sea bill

August 13th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Salton Sea, State Policy

As noted earlier, an important bill that will fund important habitat restoration at the Salton Sea in Southern California last week cleared an important hurdle in the State Assembly Appropriations Committee and will now be heard on the floor of the Assembly. Prior to that vote, we called upon members of Audubon California’s Action Alert […]

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