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Endangered Tricolored Blackbirds foraging in the Central Valley

May 11th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur spotted some endangered Tricolored Blackbirds foraging in the Central Valley late last week. Share on Facebook

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Bird LA Day unites an entire city around birds

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

As we pulled up to the red light at the corner of 7th Street and Alvarado in downtown Los Angeles, Andrea Jones shouted “There’s a Black-crowned Night Heron.” And sure enough, there it was, gliding out from behind the sign for the Cambio de Cheques/check cashing store against the colorful background of the farmacia on […]

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Social media highlights from Bird LA Day

May 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding, Nature education and activities

Wow, Bird LA Day yesterday was amazing. While we’re still sorting through our photos and video from the various events, we thought we’d pull together the social media highlights to give an overview of the amazing breadth of activity across the larger Los Angeles area. Enjoy. Share on Facebook

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Andrea Jones talks about her first Los Angeles bird

May 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

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Downy Woodpecker in 1930s California textbook

April 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Nature education and activities

We recently stumbled across an old California from the 30s called “Through the Year.” It’s a fun look at how the natural world changes with the seasons, from a young child’s perspective. We particularly loved this small section on the Downy Woodpecker. Share on Facebook

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Another all star lineup for the Starr Ranch Sanctuary birdathon

April 16th, 2015 · Comments Off · Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

What’s a Birdathon?  Well, here’s how it works: In a single 24 hour period starting the evening of April 17, Starr Ranch Sanctuary Manager Pete and his team will set out to see or hear as many different bird species as possible — not just at Starr Ranch, but also at beaches, marshes, mountains and […]

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Explore the birds of South LA on May 2 Bird LA Day

April 16th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding

Los Angeles is an amazing place for birds, but you don’t have to go up into Santa Monica Mountains for find great examples. There are all kinds of surprises right down in the middle of the urban environment. Which brings us to one of the more fascinating events for the May 2 Bird LA Day, […]

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Tax day stupid bird humor

April 15th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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Birdathon 2015

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Birding

Do you want to go on a fabulous birding trip while also supporting your local Audubon chapter? Consider joining Audubon for a birdathon. Many of the Audubon chapters are hosting birdathons to raise money and educate the public about local bird species. Find one near you: Share on Facebook

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So Cal friends, get set for Bird LA Day on May 2

April 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding, birds and culture

As we’ve said before, Los Angeles is one of the most amazing places for birds in California, if not the country. On May 2, Angelenos will celebrate the birds of LA in a unique way – with the first Bird LA Day. The day will include more than 30 events throughout the region, all unified […]

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Stanislaus Audubon debuts birding documentary this weekend

April 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters, Birding

Stanislaus Audubon will showcase local birds in a showing of the chapter’s self-produced documentary this Sunday. The chapter will host a benefit screening of its “Wings Over Our Two Counties” and “Birders: The Central Park Effect,” at the benefit. Share on Facebook

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How to identify a Tricolored Blackbird

April 8th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur talks about how to identify a Tricolored Blackbird in the video above. The big difference between the Tricolored and the Red-winged is that colored bar under the red. On the Tricolored, in the male, it’s bright white. On the Red-wing, it’s more yellow-orange. Help us save the Tricolored Blackbird. Share on […]

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What is up, Jonathan Franzen?

April 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Just got through reading author and birder Jonathan Franzen’s essay in the New Yorker about climate change and conservation. We were hardly a hundred words into the article — thinking “Hey, how cool is it that this super-famous guy is talking about bird conservation in the New Yorker!” — when we suddenly found Audubon taking […]

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First wild California Condor chick of 2015

March 30th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, California Condor

Thanks to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff at the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, we have this amazing photo of the first California Condor chick of 2015. This shot was taken by Joseph Brandt who rappelled down a cliff to visit the condor family’s cave. More on the Condor Cave Facebook […]

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Birding with Sally Jewell

March 28th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Federal Policy

Everybody likes birding. Spectacular Oregon morning with Gov Brown, Dep Under Secretary Mills at a sage grouse lek.SJ #conservation pic.twitter.com/Kk4LXMf713 — Sally Jewell (@SecretaryJewell) March 28, 2015 Share on Facebook

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