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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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L.A. County bans styrofoam food containers at its facilities

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

Los Angeles County has taken the remarkable step of banning the use of styrofoam food containers at most of its facilities, including “restaurants, catering trucks, hospitals, golf courses and concessions.” The Board of Supervisors made the change while it studies an even wider ban. Styrofoam food containers have been proven to be a danger for […]

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L.A. County trying out new bird-friendly landscaping plan

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Local Policy, urban conservation

Great story today out of the Los Angeles Times about Los Angeles County’s new effort to protect breeding birds at its park. In the past, brush clearing and tree trimming proceeded without any concern for nesting birds — and a lot of damage was done. Now, the county is trying a new bird-friendly approach at […]

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Yolo supes ignore bird concerns involving radio tower

September 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Local Policy

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors disregarded the concerns of bird conservationists in approving a new radio tower for UC Davis campus radio, among other uses. Share on Facebook

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Time to stop the unnecessary killing of birds at Altamont Pass

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Local Policy, S.F. Bay

Audubon California Executive Director Graham Chisholm and Nell Newman, founder of Newman’s Own Organics and a noted raptor advocate, have an opinion piece in tomorrow’s San Francisco Chronicle demanding that the County of Alameda get serious about addressing the problem of bird kills at the Altamont Pass wind energy farm. It is estimated that somewhere […]

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Golden Gate Audubon helping promote Lights Out for Birds in the Bay Area

August 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Local Policy, S.F. Bay, urban conservation

The Golden Gate Audubon Society is partnering with Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the San Francisco Department of the Environment announce the fall Lights Out for Birds. The program enables building owners, managers and tenants to save energy and money while protecting migratory birds. Lights Out for Birds participants turn off unnecessary building lights during the […]

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