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San Francisco Chronicle covers the herring run and our efforts to protect it

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Resources, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

The Chronicle’s Peter Fimrite writes about our Seabird Program’s efforts to protect forage fish. Also check out the gorgeous photos taken by the Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Michael Macor. Read the article here.   Share on Facebook

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What does “lek” mean?

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Resources

Lek is a Swedish word and literally refers to the area where “matrimonial affairs” of animals are carried out; probably elliptically from the Swedish lekställe ”mating ground” (Lloyd, Llewelyn. The game birds and wild fowl of Sweden and Norway. F. Warne & Company, 1867). The Greater Sage-Grouse is one of the most well-known birds that exhibit lekking […]

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Beyond Rachel Carson

March 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Resources

When asked to name a female conservation icon, the stalwart answer is usually Rachel Carson. Now don’t get us wrong, the Silent Spring‘s author and Audubon Medal award recipient is indeed responsible for great impact in the green world, but this International Women’s Day we wanted to reach out and celebrate the countless women who, […]

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Grasshopper Sparrow threatened by loss of habitat

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, How to help birds, Pacific Migration, Resources, Working lands conservation

Reports of Grasshopper Sparrows have been constant this Pacific Migration. This small sparrow does indeed eat grasshoppers, as well as other insects, seeds, and other vegetation they forage for on the ground. The Sparrow can be hard to spot because it spends so much time on the ground, but males will perch on top of […]

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新年快乐!

January 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Resources

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the year of the Dragon. Here are some interesting bird-related traditions associated with the holiday and Chinese astrology: Seeing a red bird brings good luck in the new year An image of a bird symbolizes family Birds are associated with the sun Cranes are one of the most important […]

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Attract birds to your backyard this winter

November 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Birding, Resources

The colder months are a wonderful time to attract birds to your backyard. Migratory birds stop by many regions of California on their way to warmer climates in South America. Food is also scarce for non-migratory birds, and many flock to backyard offerings. Share on Facebook

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New San Joaquin River Birding Trail Map celebrates valley’s natural beauty

April 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Nature education and activities, Resources

The San Joaquin River area home to some of the state’s most spectacular birds, and a new map is now available to help you find the best places to spot them. The map – available free of charge at locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley – was produced by Audubon California and a number of […]

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Jack Laws visits Richardson Bay to talk about his new ‘Laws Guides’

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities, Resources, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, Video

Author and illustrator John Muir Laws recently stopped by the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary to talk about his new Laws Guides to the San Francisco Bay Area and to demonstrate how they can be used. Enjoy: To learn more about the Guides, visit our website. Share on Facebook

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Free Audubon photo contest screen savers

March 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · National Audubon Society, Resources, Wildlife photos and video

That’s right, some of the very cool photos from the recent Audubon Magazine photo contest are now available for free in the form of screensavers. Get ‘em here. Share on Facebook

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Bird by Bird

October 30th, 2009 · Comments Off · Birding, Resources

What if someone committed to sketching one bird a day and putting in online? It might look something like this. Share on Facebook

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Some great photographers

February 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Birding, Resources, Wildlife photos and video

Over the last several weeks, we at Audubon California have had the pleasure of working with a great group of bird and nature photographers, and you’ll see their work in our publications (the above photo is from one of them, Glen Tepke). Here are some links to their sites – take a look around. The […]

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Game wardens play important role in protecting nature

October 24th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Resources, State Policy

If you’re reading this blog, it is likely that you care deeply about protecting and conserving California’s birds and outdoor treasures. What you may not know is the front line role played in this effort by California’s game wardens. For every federal or state law or administrative ruling that we succeed in enacting to protect […]

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How do your reps rate on conservation?

October 19th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Resources

The League of Conservation voters has rated all members of Congress according to their voting record on conservation issues. The online scorecard allows you to search individual members of the House and Senate, and also offers a complete list of California representatives. So, how do your reps rate? Share on Facebook

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service image library

September 4th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Resources

Thought we’d share this useful resource. Every so often we find ourselves in need of a photo of a specific bird or habitat area. And the first place we often go for that (other than our own files, of course) is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service online image library, which is full of great […]

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