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Another all star lineup for the Starr Ranch Sanctuary birdathon

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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Birdathon 2015

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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Cool time lapse video of American Kestrel readying nest, laying first egg

March 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary, Video

Check out this cool video of a female American Kestrel preparing her nest and laying her first egg in a box at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County. If you want to know what’s happening right now, check out the Ranch’s live video feed. You can still see the egg in the top […]

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Tricolored Blackbirds in Yolo County

March 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

As our spotters are looking for Tricolored Blackbird nesting colonies in the southern part of the Central Valley, one of our staff members captured this mixed flock of blackbirds on a ranch in Yolo County. She estimated that maybe 70 percent of the birds here are Tricolored Blackbirds. Tricolored Blackbirds tend to breed in the […]

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Island Scrub Jay is evolving in a weird way

March 17th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding, Conservation research

Cool story out of Wired Magazine talks about how the California endemic Island Scrub Jay is evolving in a very strange way. The birds, which live exclusively on Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California Coast, seem to be developing into two very distinct types of birds, despite being in close proximity. Share on Facebook

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Orange-crowned Warbler takes center stage at Starr Ranch

March 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Time for another guest post from Holly M. Garrod, ornithologist at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County. Spring is certainly in the air! With the warming weather and increased bird song that can only mean one thing…it’s spring migration! Be on the lookout, at this time of year birds begin passing through and some […]

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Lots of great birds at the Audubon Starr Ranch

March 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Guest post from Holly Garrod, ornithologist at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County. It’s starting to feel like spring here at Starr Ranch! More birds have started singing, like Orange-crowned Warblers, Oak Titmice, Song Sparrow to name a few. I even got to see a Black Phoebe territorial display where two Black Phoebes […]

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