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Brigid McCormack talks about California birds and global warming

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Climate Change, Global Warming, How to help birds, National Audubon Society

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New brochure on protecting birds during tree trimming

July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Local Policy, Resources

Take care of trees — without hurting birds!  Check out Golden Gate Audubon Society’s new brochure Healthy Trees, Healthy Birds for tips on how to trim your trees and bushes without damaging nests and birds. Learn the best time of year to trim trees. Find out how to detect nests, what to do if you find a nest, […]

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Campbell Soup works with Audubon to bring more birds to the farm

February 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Working lands conservation, Working Waterways

Guest post by Valerie Calegari, Director of Working Waterways, Audubon California Students from Woodland High, their mentors from the Fish and Wildlife Service, NRCS, and local conservation groups passed around a plug of creeping wild rye, a native grass they are planting, along with wild rose, buckbrush, 3 species of native oak, red bud, and […]

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What is a conservation easement?

December 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, How to help birds, Kern River Preserve, Landowner Stewardship, Working lands conservation

Audubon Kern River Preserve Manager Reed Tollefson explains what a land easement is. Share on Facebook

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Morro Coast Audubon teaching children the importance of healthy oceans

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, How to help birds, Important Bird Areas, Pollution

Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) initiated an innovative project over the past year to educate the local residents around Morro Bay about marine debris — any litter that poses a threat to the ocean ecosystem when it enters the current — and the potential harmful impacts on coastal wildlife. Share on Facebook

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Most bird-friendly California cities

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Birding, How to help birds, Local Policy, Nature education and activities

Thank you to everyone who voted for their city (remember this list is purely derived from votes), we really delighted in reading every response. It’s good to know that so many California cities are providing a safe place for birds. Without further ado, here are the top five most bird-friendly cities: Share on Facebook

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Does your bird-friendly city have an octogenarian like Lou?

August 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Local Policy, Polls

We are appreciating all the submissions in our search for the most bird-friendly communities in California. Here’s a great story from someone voting for Arcata: 4.) Do you have an awesome Audubon chapter? Tell us about it. Redwood Region Audubon Society. Full of some of the most enthusiastic friendly folks. Ask about Rob Fowler and […]

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Proposed plan for old growth redwoods in Big Basin State Park would further imperil marbled murrelets in Central California

April 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments · How to help birds, seabirds, State Policy

Last week California State Parks released its new General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Big Basin State Park in Santa Cruz County. The Park has the largest stand of old growth redwood south of San Francisco, and harbors the vast majority of remaining  central coast marbled murrelet. It is literally the key to the future for […]

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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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Purple Martins are a natural mosquito repellent

May 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Audubon at Home, How to help birds, Pacific Flyway, Pacific Migration, spring migration

It has been fun watching the Purple Martin make its way north up the Pacific Flyway from its South American winter grounds. The bird is now solidly throughout California. This deeply-hued bird is an easy one to attract to backyards and open lands during its breeding season. This bird is desirable to attract, not only […]

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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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Migratory birds are the poop!

April 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Conservation research, How to help birds, Pacific Migration, spring migration

  An article published in Science (Fields, Helen. “Clues to Species Decline Buried in Pile of Bird Excrement.” Science. 17 April 2012) suggests that the secret to helping threatened bird species may in fact live in their poop. Poop? You may ask, yes, or so say’s Queen’s University research technician Chris Grooms. Grooms volunteers for an environmental group in Ontario, Canada, […]

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February is National Bird-Feeding Month

February 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Nature education and activities

Congressman John Porter (R-IL) read a resolution into the Congressional Record on February 23, 1994 proclaiming February as National Bird-Feeding Month: Share on Facebook

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Snake versus Falcon

January 11th, 2012 · 10 Comments · How to help birds, Peregrine Falcon

As told to our Facebook fan Sharon D. by her friend in Montana: This has to be the weirdest thing that ever floated by me on the Snake River.  A Falcon and a snake were stuck together in death lock, each wanting to kill the other first.  My guess is that the Falcon snatched up […]

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Preventing bird collisions

December 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · How to help birds

At Audubon California, we are often asked about preventing bird collisions. It is estimated that around 3.5 million birds die each year from strikes in the U.S. alone. Share on Facebook

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