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We knew crows were smart, but this is incredible

February 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding, Conservation research, Video

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Amazing footage of falcon hunting

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding, Video

As technological advances allow researchers to put ever smaller cameras on birds, we’re learning all kinds of amazing things, and seeing some incredible footage. This latest example comes by way of a video camera placed on a falcon, allowing us a birds-eye look at how it hunts (in this case, hunts crows). Particularly amazing are […]

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Introducing our interactive Western Snowy Plover map

January 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Video, Volunteer, Western Snowy Plover

Use our interactive map to explore Snowy Plover volunteer opportunities at beaches near you.  Share on Facebook

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Birds vs. drone — the birds win

December 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Bird videos, Video

Apparently, the birds don’t appreciate all these new-fangled drones we’re putting up in their space. Check out this video of birds taking one down. (We have no idea where this was shot — and we’d appreciate any insight into the type of birds in the video.) Share on Facebook

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Just a puppy and a bird playing together

November 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Video

The video IDs the bird as an Australian Magpie, and we have to admit that this is a very magpie thing to do: Share on Facebook

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Black-bellied Plovers in Colusa County wheat field

September 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird videos, fall migration, Video, Working lands conservation

Bird survey at farmer Fritz Durst’s flooded wheat crop in Colusa County, a part of the Conservation Innovation grant from NRCS. Share on Facebook

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Why Five Dollars Five Birds?

April 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Tricolored Blackbird, Video, Water issues, Working lands conservation

Keiller Kyle explains why Audubon California works with farmers in California’s dairy country to save the Tricolored Blackbird. Share on Facebook

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What does a Tricolored Blackbird sound like?

April 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Tricolored Blackbird, Video

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Shell’s Drill Rig Remains Grounded Near Kodiak

January 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized, Video

Shell’s Arctic drill rig the Kulluk, which broke loose from tow cables and wound up grounded on an Island near Kodiak on New Year’s Eve, remains stuck. This Coast Guard video shows how close to shore the Kulluk is. For perspective, the deck of the rig is about 3 stories above the ocean surface. Maybe […]

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Notes from the Field: Monica

December 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Video, Working lands conservation

Shorebird Biologist Monica Iglecia’s success story about her work with rice farmers. Share on Facebook

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Swifts greet rock climbers

November 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding, Video, Wildlife photos and video

We’ve been talking a lot about Vaux’s Swifts lately, but couldn’t help share this video of White-throated Swifts greeting a group of rock climbers at Agony Arch in Riverside earlier this month. Who says that birding isn’t an adventure sport? Share on Facebook

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Vaux’s Swifts light up the Pacific Flyway

November 14th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Audubon Chapters, Birding, Pacific Flyway, S.F. Bay, Video, Wildlife photos and video

As natural wildlife spectacles go, it’s hard to beat the migration of the Vaux’s Swift (Vaux’s rhymes with Foxes). By itself an unglamorous gray bird, the Vaux’s Swift becomes  the stuff of psychedelic imagination when it groups with thousands churning and swirling friends. As it moves southward in the fall, it roosts by the thousands […]

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Protecting the Western Snowy Plover

October 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, National Audubon Society, Pacific Flyway, Video, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon chapters up and down the West Coast are partnering with state and federal agencies to protect the Threatened Western Snowy Plover. As you can see in the video below, it’s an amazing bird: Share on Facebook

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Turkey Vultures are awesome — go check ‘em out

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Birding, fall migration, Kern River Preserve, Video

We’ve all seen the movie. Our hero, lost in the desert, unscrews the cap from his canteen and pours his last drop of water into his parched mouth. He stumbles on under a relentless sun. Ominous shadows on the ground prompt him to look skyward. Circling overhead are one, then two, then three vultures. We […]

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Video: marine birds in a feeding frenzy near Half Moon Bay

September 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Birding, seabirds, Video

Facebook pal Jason Crotty sent us a link to this cool video he shot a few days ago in in Pillar Point Harbor, near Half Moon Bay. Among the birds you see are Brown Pelicans, Sooty Shearwaters, Western Gulls and Heermann’s Gulls: Share on Facebook

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