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Expected water allocations to refuges are lowest since 1992

February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Today brought bad news for many in the Central Valley. While many farmers were already on notice that water allocations from the federal Central Valley Water Project would be very low due to the drought, many learned today that they should expect to receive no water at all due to the drought. Birds also got […]

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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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Most commonly found bird lovers

July 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon at Home, Birding, Uncategorized

Did we miss any? Add your suggestion in the comments below. Photos by vastateparkstaff/Flickr Creative Commons, Elliot Margolies/Flickr Creative Commons, midиight-log/Flickr Creative Commons, J Aaron Farr/Flickr Creative Commons, @alsoyourmom/Flickr Creative Commons Share on Facebook

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A seabird in the big trees?

June 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, National Audubon Society, seabirds

If you’ve never heard of the Marbled Murrelet, that’s a shame – because this small puffin-like bird has an amazing history, and continues to be a lightning rod for conservation through the present. For nearly 200 years, the bird was at the center of one of the great mysteries of biological study. Now, the bird […]

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Ten ways you can help birds in 2013

January 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon Alaska, Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A., Pacific Flyway

We’re several weeks into the New Year, and by now you’ve probably got a good idea how most of your resolutions are going to fare. But before you close the book on your best intentions, let us offer a few opportunities to make a big difference in the natural world around you. The tips below […]

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L.A. Audubon’s ‘Kill Your Lawn’ comic book

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A.

If you haven’t seen it, the Los Angeles Audubon Society has the coolest comic book on its website touting the idea of killing your lawn and installing native plants for birds and other wildlife. It was written and illustrated by the students in the chapter’s Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program. Super cool. Share on Facebook

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Holidays at Debs Park

December 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A.

Not long ago, the Audubon Center at Debs Park hosted its annual holiday party. The entire neighboring community was invited, and guests enjoyed making holiday wreaths and decorations out of native plants. This year, we added an element to the party that had a conservation focus – giving away native plants that attract hummingbirds.  The included […]

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Another plant for your hummingbird garden

December 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

Not long ago, we talked about how hummingbirds like the monkey flower. But that’s not the only plant. If you’re looking for a native flowering plant that is hardy enough to live just about anywhere in Los Angelesand will attract hummingbirds like crazy, you can hardly do better than the salvias – a variety of […]

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Hummingbirds like the monkey flower

December 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Bird L.A.

If you want to attract hummingbirds to your garden, deck, or patio, you can hardly do better than with a monkey flower. You’ve seen these before – if you squint your eyes, the flower looks like a funny face, or perhaps a monkey. They come in a variety of colors – red, pink, yellow, etc. […]

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Who to call in L.A. if you’ve found an injured bird

November 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A.

Los Angeles Audubon has the definitive list of people to call if you find an injured bird in Los Angeles. As always, it’s important not to simply pick up baby birds if they don’t seem injured. Usually, the best thing to do is to leave them where they are — parents are likely nearby. Share […]

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A bird-friendly backyard

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

A while back, Audubon California’s Garry George did something that his neighbors in Los Angeles must have thought was crazy: he tore up his lawn. Then he planted native plants and watched the birds come in droves. Check it out: Share on Facebook

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Audubon visits the Sacramento Food Bank

August 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home

Audubon’s Keiller Kyle, known on the Audublog for his work with Tricolored Blackbirds, ran a seminar at the Sacramento Food Bank on how to attract birds. The Food Bank features a wonderful demonstration garden where the staff conducts seminars on gardening and cultivating a productive backyard. Participants walked away able to identify birds in the […]

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Our favorite donut feeders

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home

In honor of today being National Donut Day, we thought we’d pull together some of our favorite donut feeders: Share on Facebook

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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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