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Capital Public Radio looks at the crows of downtown Sacramento

February 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding

Pauline Bartolone of Capital Public Radio digs into the story behind the large flocks of crows in downtown Sacramento, interviewing everyone from the local homeless to expert ornithologists to get a broad picture of this fascinating group of corvids: Thousands of crows roost on tree tops along 10th street in downtown Sacramento. Over the years, they’ve been […]

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Raven at Levi’s Stadium

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding

Lots of people are raving about this cool video captured by a webcam capturing the transformation of Levi’s Stadium to an outdoor hockey rink. We like anything with a Raven in it, but there’s something about this video that isn’t quite right. Why is the stadium construction in time-lapse, but the Raven isn’t? Anyway, we’re […]

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Owens Lake Bird Festival, April 24 – 25

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Birding, Owens Lake

Each year in spring and fall Owens Lake, at the terminus of the Owens River near Lone Pine, CA, supports hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their annual migrations between continents. Dried by drastic diversions to bring water to the people of Los Angeles, today dust mitigation and restoration efforts have returned water, creating habitat […]

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An evening of fishing off the Santa Barbara Pier

February 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding

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Now you know how to draw an owl

February 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, birds and culture

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California Towhee stars in this report from the Audubon Starr Ranch

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Just got this very cool update from Holly M. Garrod, ornithologist at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County: It feels like this week has been extra birdy! And with the creek flowing, there have been some rather interesting bird sightings. The other day walking up the road I was surprised when two Mallards […]

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Officials ask residents to empty bird baths, take down feeders

February 4th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding

State wildlife officials are now asking residents to empty bird baths and not feed wild birds to help stop the spread of a parasite that is harming native Band-tailed Pigeons. Share on Facebook

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Female American Kestrel checks out our nest box at Starr Ranch

February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

By now, you have probably heard about the Barn Owl cam at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary. What you may not know is that for the last few years, American Kestrels have made nests in the same eucalyptus tree being used by the Barn Owls. Their nest has been about 25 feet higher. Unfortunately, we […]

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Are you?

February 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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Meet the birding stars of the 2015 Waterbird Festival

January 28th, 2015 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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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