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Audubon joins Sen. Leno on legislation to protect marine wildlife affected by mysterious spills

March 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, How to help birds, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, State Policy, Water issues

Senator Mark Leno, San Francisco Baykeeper, and Audubon California today announced legislation that would protect wildlife in the event of a marine spill involving a non-petroleum based substance. The legislation was inspired by the recent discovery of a mysterious sticky gray substance, dubbed in press reports as “mystery goo,” in the San Francisco Bay that […]

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L.A. Times op-ed: We should save the Salton Sea

March 15th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea, State Policy, Water issues

An editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times makes the case for saving the Salton Sea. In addition to the hazards of releasing dust from the lake’s bottom onto Southern California, the editorial notes the importance of the Salton Sea to wildlife: Besides, as odd as it may seem, the accidental lake has become a main […]

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Birds Matter Lobby Day 2015

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Global Warming, How to help birds, Local Policy, State Policy

More than fifty Auduboners took to to California State Capital on March 11 to talk with state legislators about birds. These advocates were a diverse group of Audubon California staff members, Audubon chapter members, and other bird lovers. Here are some highlights from the day: Former Assembly Member Pedro Nava spoke to the group before […]

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Golden Gate Audubon talks about its experience lobbying for birds

March 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, State Policy

Golden Gate Audubon’s Ilana DeBare writes on the Golden Gate Birder blog about her experience lobbying for birds at the State Capitol day before yesterday. She and other chapter representatives were taking part in Audubon California’s Birds Matter Advocacy Day, hoping to inform legislators about how their decisions effect California’s terrific birds. Pictured above are […]

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Site visit to the Salton Sea

March 10th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, drought, Pacific Flyway, State Policy, Water issues

About a week ago, Audubon California’s staff and board visited the Salton Sea to see California’s largest lake firsthand — to see the birds and learn more about the many conservation challenges facing this vital stop on the Pacific Flyway. We grabbed a little video while we were there. Share on Facebook

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Bill would repeal California requirement for nonlead ammunition for hunting

March 4th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition, State Policy

A California Assembly Member James Gallagher last week introduced legislation to reverse the state’s groundbreaking law requiring the use of nonlead ammunition for hunting. In his press materials, Gallagher hauls out every argument that failed to stop Assembly Bill 711 from passage last year. The truth was that this bill had the support of a broad […]

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Join us at the Capitol: Audubon California’s March 11th Advocacy Day is fast approaching

February 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming, State Policy

When you are standing out at Consumes River Preserve or Staten Island watching Sandhill Cranes in the foggy wetlands and agricultural fields, it can seem a world away from the white walls of the Capitol Building. However different they may be, these two distant worlds are intimately connected through politics. Those Sandhill Cranes that you […]

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State Parks completes purchase of 25,000 acres of prime bird habitat in Kern County

February 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, California State Parks, Kern River Preserve, Pacific Flyway, State Policy

California State Parks in December completed the purchase of approximately 25,000 acres in Kern County – ranging from the Mojave Desert to the Southern Sierra. The land in the Kelso Valley includes Butterbredt Springs and Jawbone Canyon, both of which are highly prized bird habitat within the Southern Sierra Desert Canyon Important Bird Area. Audubon supported […]

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California Legislature launches new climate proposals

February 11th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Global Warming, State Policy

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León at yesterday’s press conference. California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León yesterday announced a broad package of climate change proposals that leaders hope will further reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack was on hand at the event to support the […]

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Federal protection sought for Tricolored Blackbird

February 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, State Policy, Tricolored Blackbird

In further response to the declining numbers of the Tricolored Blackbird, the Center for Biological Diversity this week formally petitioned the Dept. of Interior to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act. The action comes in response to surveys last year that showed the already struggling population has declined as much as 44 percent […]

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How birds will benefit if Prop. 1 passes

October 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

Willow Flycatcher by Kelly Colgan Azar As the Nov. 4 election approaches, Audubon California has been listing the various benefits to California birds that will come about with the measure’s passage. We’ve talked about the birds of the Central Valley, shorebirds and seabirds, the Klamath, and other areas. Now we just want to list all […]

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They need you

October 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Brigid McCormack, Important Bird Areas, State Policy, Water issues

The Lower Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge is a breathtakingly beautiful place, the Pacific Flyway’s Serengeti for birds. Its landscape is a complex of sage brush, forests, wetlands, and farms – a landscape that was missing something vital the last time I visited it: water. Because of that, hundreds of birds are dying every day there […]

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Prop. 1 is a big part of the solution for Central Valley birds

October 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

A key provision of Proposition 1 could provide tens of millions of dollars for the state’s legal obligations to support 19 Central Valley wildlife refuges that provide critically important wetland habitat for ducks, geese and other migratory birds. Federal law requires California to pay 25 percent of the cost to provide sufficient water to meet the […]

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Add shorebirds and seabirds to those benefiting from Prop. 1

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Salton Sea, State Policy, Water issues

While Proposition 1 on the November ballot will help birds of all types throughout the state, two types of birds that you might not expect to benefit from a water bond stand to gain a great deal. Shorebirds and seabirds – including endangered or imperiled species – will directly benefit from funding to state agencies […]

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The birds need you to vote for them

October 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, State Policy, Water issues

Tell us that you’re voting for the birds this Election Day. Share on Facebook

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