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Meet the birding stars of the 2015 Waterbird Festival

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

There is still space in a couple of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary Waterbird Festival sessions. Acclaimed birder Peter Pyle, pictured above, will be leading Gull & Waterbird Identification Workshop. Peter works as a biologist for The Institute for Bird Populations. Peter is also a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences in San […]

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‘I am doing what I can’

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Global Warming

One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest. All the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest to the edge of a lake, where they all stood feeling discouraged and powerless. Every one of them thought there was nothing they could do about the fire. Share on Facebook

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Rare Birds in the Aleutians

January 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon Alaska, Birding, Pacific Flyway

Have you ever seen Far Eastern Curlew? A Taiga Bean Goose? Shemya Island is out near the end of Alaska’s Aleutian Chain. This US Fish and Wildlife Service report hot off the presses gives a great look at the rare and regular birds that visit there, including photos! Share on Facebook

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First big herring run in San Francisco Bay creates feeding (and birding) frenzy

January 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, seabirds

This past week marked the first big Pacific herring run of the year in San Francisco Bay. Herring is serious business for many of the birds we love, providing a rich, nourishing winter smorgasbord for hungry waterbirds on the Pacific Flyway. With climate change causing big changes in the availability of prey for waterbirds and […]

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Submit your photos to the annual Audubon Photography Awards

January 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, National Audubon Society, Wildlife photos and video

You love birds, and you love taking photos of them. Now show us your best work by entering the Audubon Photography Awards! There are spectacular prizes up for grabs, including fabulous trips and high-end photo gear. Winning photos will run in both Audubon and Nature’s Best Photography magazines. Judges include birding legend Kenn Kaufman and famed […]

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Counting towhees in the cold on the Oakland Christmas Bird Count

January 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Brigid McCormack, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

Five o’clock in the morning is tough. Particularly in December. But if you want to see the birds, this is what you must do. But this was no ordinary birdwatching excursion. I was in Oakland, Lake Merritt, taking part in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, joining thousands of others around the country in the country’s largest […]

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All about the California Gull

January 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Birding, seabirds

By Pam Huntley of KZYX FM 88.3, 90.7, AND 91.5 Reprinted with permission from The Black Oystercatcher, Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Newsletter January 2015 Birders don’t use the term “sea gull” because many gulls spend most of their lives far from the ocean. The California Gull breeds around Mono Lake, but spends so much of its time […]

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Check out the #WorstBirdPic entries from Twitter

January 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding

We had a little fun on Twitter over the break, asking people to share their favorite bad bird photos. We got some amazing entries. They’re still coming in, but we pulled together a bunch using Storify. Check them out below: Share on Facebook

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Delta Junction, Alaska: New Bird on Christmas Bird Count

January 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Birding, Christmas Bird Count

Delta Junction-area birders participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count spotted a rare species not normally seen this far north in the winter. Previously, this species has only been found on a CBC as far north as the coastal town of Cordova, Alaska, 250 miles south  (and not on the road system!). Share on Facebook

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National Wildlife Refuges announce fee-free days for 2015

December 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Birding, Federal Policy, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities

Get outside and enjoy some of the country’s most magical places – America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission on these days in 2015: January 19 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day February 14-16 – Presidents’ Day Weekend September 26 – National Public Lands Day October 11 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week November 11 – Veterans Day The […]

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This week in birds at the Audubon Starr Ranch

December 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Here’s the latest update on Audubon Starr Ranch birds by ornithologist Holly M. Garrod. Really cool stuff: While migration has slowed down and the rains have decreased bird activity, fear not, the birds are still around! The Christmas Bird Count was successful at Casper’s Park, with volunteers finding 50 species! This month’s MoSI session was a […]

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American Robin confused by our holiday traditions

December 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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Tejon Christmas Bird Count in its sixth year

December 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Conservation research, Tejon Ranch

On December 15, Tejon Ranch Conservancy organized the sixth annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Tejon Ranch. I, along with several of my Audubon colleagues and chapter volunteers, have had the pleasure of participating in this newly established count. I have done many counts on both the East and West coasts and tend to favor […]

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Ten birds that every Californian should know*

December 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Yellow-billed Magpie

Maybe you’re new to birding, or perhaps you just want to impress your boyfriend/girlfriend by identifying that winged beast on your lawn. But if you’re going to be a Californian, at a minimum you should have some familiarity with the Golden State’s natural wonders. We did a little thinking around the office today and came […]

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Scrub Jay isn’t feeling the holiday spirit

December 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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