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On this day in 1993, the Western Snowy Plover received federal protection under the ESA

March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

On this day in 1993, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service listed the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. As anyone who works in conservation knows, listing a species is not easy. Just as the ongoing conservation of this terrific shorebird is a group effort across […]

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17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming soon!

February 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Bird videos, Birding, National Audubon Society

Join in on the fun that is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since then, more than 100,000 people […]

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Gov. Jerry Brown visits Audubon

February 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Brigid McCormack, Lead ammunition, Michael Sutton, National Audubon Society, Pacific Flyway

California Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown today dropped in on the National Audubon Society Board meeting in Sacramento and shared his perspective on both the ongoing drought, but also his overall philosophy on environmental responsibility. The Board thanked him profusely for signing Assembly Bill 711 last October, which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for […]

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Huge win for Arctic birds

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Bird Habitat, National Audubon Society, Pacific Flyway

In a major victory for Arctic birds, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that the Department of the Interior violated the law when it sold oil and gas drilling leases in the Chukchi Sea of the coast of Alaska. Audubon President David Yarnold issued the following statement: “We don’t know nearly enough about […]

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114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count off and running

December 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

The longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starts today and runs through Jan. 5. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America will brave winter weather to add a new layer to data that has shaped conservation and Congressional decisions for over a century. Each year, the Audubon Christmas […]

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The Christmas Bird Count season kicks off tomorrow

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

From December 14 through January 5 each year, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. For over one hundred and thirteen years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to […]

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Audubon’s position on wind power (and eagles)

December 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, National Audubon Society, Wind power

Audubon believes that climate change will be the greatest threat to birds that we will see in our lifetimes. The science supporting this notion (much of it researched by Audubon) is conclusive that unless we do something we could see serious negative impacts on birds. For this reason, our organization strongly supports the development of […]

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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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Speak out to protect eagles

December 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, Federal Policy, National Audubon Society, Wind power

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Department of Interior just approved a rule allowing a 30-year permit for killing Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles at wind energy developments across the country. We’re all for renewable energy, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. Tell the Department of Interior that […]

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Audubon’s Yarnold slams federal decision to put eagles at risk

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, National Audubon Society, Wind power

Audubon President David Yarnold this evening came out strong against a Department of Interior rule creating a 30-year permit that will allow for the killing of Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles at wind energy sites: “Instead of balancing the need for conservation and renewable energy, Interior wrote the wind industry a blank check,” said Audubon […]

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Yosemite Area Audubon Society’s Lowell Young wins Audubon Volunteer award

July 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, National Audubon Society

Yosemite Area Audubon Society President Lowell Young last week received Audubon’s 2013 Charles H. Callison Award for Volunteerism at the Audubon Convention in Washington State. Several hundred in attendance gave Young a standing ovation in honor of his service to the Audubon mission. Young gave a great and moving speech, which we’ve documented in the video […]

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The gateway drug

July 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Birding, National Audubon Society

Last week we overheard Audubon President David Yarnold say that the Loggerhead Shrike was the “gateway drug” to birding. Pretty cool thing to say. (photo by Dale Hitchens) Share on Facebook

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Federal State of the Birds report highlights work with California rice growers

July 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Landowner Stewardship, National Audubon Society, Working lands conservation

The U.S. Department of Interior this week issued its fourth annual State of the Birds report, and this year’s document focused on conservation on private lands. With more than 60 percent of America’s land in private hands, partnerships to make these lands better for birds becomes essential. Audubon’s many such partnerships are highlighted in the […]

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How Audubon’s David Yarnold got from there to here

June 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · National Audubon Society

There’s a cool piece in the New York Times today by David Yarnold, where Audubon’s president and CEO explains how he got from journalism to bird conservation. Cool story about a lion cub, too. Share on Facebook

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New Audubon birding app gets Outside Magazine’s attention

June 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Birding, National Audubon Society

We’ve always wondered why the adventure crowd wasn’t more into birding, turns out they might be. Share on Facebook

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