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Stupid bird humor

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Birding, stupid bird humor

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How do you deal with birdfeeder invaders?

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Bird videos, Birding

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Swaying

August 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding

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Are you eagle-maniacal?

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Birding

Brian Doyle unleashes his inner struggle to not obsess over raptors in his funny new piece for Orion. Here is an excerpt, but reading the entire piece is highly recommended: I have been so hawk-addled and owl-absorbed and falcon-haunted and eagle-maniacal since I was a little kid that it was a huge shock to me […]

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Crows may be smarter than a first grader

July 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding

Fascinating new research shows that crows may be as smart as seven- to 10-year-olds in certain areas. (photo by Walter White) Share on Facebook

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Just your typical nerve-wracking video of ducks crossing a freeway

July 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding

Don’t worry, the ducks make it. There’s probably a lesson here somewhere about habitat fragmentation — or at least about how awesome ducks are. Share on Facebook

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Blackbird meet Blackbird

June 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding, birds and culture

Click the graphic to watch the video. He was playing Blackbird by the Beatles when suddenly a new friend showed up! You MUST see the end Post via 95.7 KJR. Share on Facebook

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Things you’ll never hear a birder say

May 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Audublog, Birding

*This post was inspired by this Bold Italic post. What kind of seagull is that? How many Canadian geese do you see in that flock? 6 am is too early to do anything on a Sunday morning. I only own one bird guide. Oh, I KNOW what a red-tailed hawk looks like.  This wasn’t a […]

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Pelican Dreams on Kickstarter

May 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, seabirds

Although we like all California birds, the Brown Pelican has a special place in our hearts here at Audubon California — we consider the species an integral part of our beautiful California coastlines. Although the bird came off the Endangered Species List in 2009, the Brown Pelican still doesn’t have it easy. Its plight is […]

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Spring birds in San Francisco

April 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Brigid McCormack, S.F. Bay, spring migration

Audubon California Executive Director has an audio piece on the San Francisco NPR affiliate KQED about spring birds in the city. It starts with an anecdote about seeing a Townsend’s Warbler at her local BART station. Check it out. (photo of a Townsend’s Warbler by Marcel Holyoak) Share on Facebook

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Birds become music

April 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding

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Have you ever seen 174 bird species in 24 hours?

April 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

During last year’s Starr Ranch Birdathon, the superstar team corralled by Starr Ranch Sanctuary Manager Pete DeSimone, saw or heard 174 species in 24 hours.  Expert birders Bruce Aird (President of the Sea and Sage Audubon Chapter) and Steve Alter (Sea and Sage’s Christmas Bird Count Coordinator) played a huge part in setting that record and […]

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Google honors Earth Day with cool Rufous Hummingbird doodle

April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Birding, spring migration

Google has chosen to honor Earth Day 2014 with a Google Doodle of a Rufous Hummingbird. We can hardly think of a better choice.The Rufous Hummingbird is a brilliant bird, orange in the male, orange and green in the female. When you see one, at a glance, you might say to yourself, “Oh, it’s just […]

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Birders arriving in droves to see Marsh Sandpiper in Solano County

April 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Birding

The rare arrival of a Marsh Sandpiper to California is big news to birders in this state and beyond. The bird, which is native to Europe and Asia, arrived here a few days ago and has attracted a ton of attention. It’s also lighting up all the birding listservs. The American Birding Association blog has […]

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Spring migration in the city

April 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Brigid McCormack, S.F. Bay, spring migration

The sudden flash of yellow in the tree outside the Daly City BART station stopped me in my tracks. I’d been hustling from the parking lot to catch my 8:30 train — who knows what going through my head: a meeting, a lunch, a conference call, another meeting. But all that was erased completely by […]

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