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Hawk > Drone

October 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding, Video

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Birds over Broadway 2014

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Bird videos, Birding, urban conservation

Who would’ve thought that in the middle of downtown Los Angeles you can see one of the most fascinating natural spectacles around? This past Friday, Audubon Center at Debs Park continued the tradition of gathering on the roof of Joe’s Auto Park at 5th and Broadway to be with fellow nature lovers and watch the roosting […]

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Designing birds

October 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Birding, Science

An article published in The Auk shows birds actively select nest-building materials that camouflage their nests. Researchers from the School of Biology at University of St Andrews tested zebra finches by putting a different colored wallpaper in the birds’ cages. They then placed different colored strips of paper in the cages for the birds to build nests […]

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View the Vaux’s Swifts in downtown Los Angeles

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird L.A., Birding

After the Vaux’s Swifts put on a spectacular show in Northern Calfornia, we’re starting to see them turn up at their downtown Los Angeles roost. If you’re in the area, please join us tomorrow night, Oct. 3, to watch these amazing birds come in for the evening. We’ll be watching this amazing happening from two […]

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Stupid bird humor

September 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Birding, stupid bird humor

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How do you deal with birdfeeder invaders?

September 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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