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And we are going to save the Snowy Plover

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, How to help birds, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

After 25 years of teaching, retiree Renee Racine was looking to combine her love of birds with her passion for education. She found an opportunity to meld both interests through the Sharing Our Shores program at Buena Vista Audubon, teaching children about Snowy Plovers and generating greater visibility and protection for these charismatic little birds. […]

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Wintering population of Pacifica Snowy Plovers increasing

June 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, How to help birds, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

A tiny, often overlooked winter visitor to Pacifica State Beach is now enjoying additional protection thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. The Western Snowy Plover is a federally threatened species that relies on Pacifica State Beach (also known as Linda Mar Beach) as a wintering site, usually arriving around mid-August and leaving in March […]

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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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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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Op-ed: Monterey ‘Eco-resort’ poses real problems for Threatened birds

May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon California’s Andrea Jones calls upon the California Coastal Commission to do the right thing for Threatened Western Snowy Plovers in a recent opinion piece for the Monterey County Herald. The Commission recently approved a proposed 39-acre resort on pristine beach habitat in Sand City, just north of Monterey. The project will sit right on […]

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Audubon California displeased by Coastal Commission’s ruling on Monterey Shores Eco-resort

April 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

California’s birds and wildlife suffered a huge setback today. The California Coastal Commission approved the development of a large hotel and condominium complex sited on beach and dune habitat on Monterey Bay in Sand City. The developer calls this 360-unit complex, with parking for almost 1,000 cars, the “Monterey Shores Eco-resort.” The pacific coast population […]

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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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San Francisco Seeks Standards for Bird Safe Buildings

September 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Local Policy, S.F. Bay, urban conservation

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Bird Safe Building Standards yesterday. The regulations attempt to lower the number of bird deaths related to collision with buildings. San Francisco is located along the Pacific Flyway, a route migratory birds travel in the spring and fall that stretches from Patagonia to Alaska. According to Golden […]

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Experts hopeful that upgrades at Altamont will reduce harm to birds

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Local Policy, S.F. Bay

Thanks to a settlement negotiated by the Golden Gate Audubon Society and other Bay Area Audubon chapters, operators of a controversial wind farm in Northern California will be substantially upgrading their facility in the coming years. The hope is that the modern turbines will present far less of a danger to birds than the older […]

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More on the push for bird-safe buildings in San Francisco

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Local Policy, urban conservation

Did you know that buildings kill more birds than wind turbines? Addressing this problem is an important urban conservation priority. Golden Gate Audubon is leading a push in San Francisco for bird-safe building code. Learn more in KQED’s coverage today. Share on Facebook

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Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society files suit over solar development in Panoche Valley

December 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Local Policy

Following the approval of a conditional use permit and other authorizations for the Panoche Valley Solar Project, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and Save Panoche Valley recently joined in filing a petition in Superior Court challenging the certification of the Panoche Valley project Environmental Impact Report. A project of Solargen Energy, Inc., the entire proposed […]

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Making a home for Burrowing Owls in Riverside

November 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Local Policy, urban conservation

Interesting story about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service building Burrowing Owl nesting boxes at the Lake Mathews Reserve in Riverside County in the hope of boosting the population there. Share on Facebook

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County supervisors support Panoche Valley solar development in key vote

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Global Warming, Important Bird Areas, Local Policy, State Policy

San Benito County Supervisors last night approved an environmental impact report for a controversial solar power development on open space in the Panoche Valley. Audubon California has joined the many Audubon chapters and conservation organizations expressing serious concerns about the impact that this project will on birds and wildlife. Share on Facebook

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California’s largest Burrowing Owl population in rapid decline

September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Local Policy

According to a recent study by the Imperial Irrigation District, Burrowing Owls in the Imperial Valley are undergoing a rapid decline. This is particularly troubling because the Imperial Valley is considered to be a stronghold for the species. Share on Facebook

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