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Bird update from the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Here’s another fun round-up of bird seen at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County, courtesy Ornithologist Holly Garrod: This week, while enjoying a nice morning at the cabin, I had a Red-shouldered Hawk visit the bird bath and perch less than 50 feet from me! He took a drink, we stared each other down […]

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Snow Geese at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding

Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack shot this quick video of Snow Geese at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge last weekend. Enjoy: Share on Facebook

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Cool wintering birds from the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary

November 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

We just got this update from ornithologist and educator Holly M. Garrod, reporting from the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County: This week proved to be very exciting bird-wise. The other day I watched a Merlin fly right through the canyon! (And no, not the wizard). A Merlin is a small falcon-like bird that often […]

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Barn Owl not thrilled to find an American Kestrel in its house

October 31st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Video, Wildlife photos and video

We enjoyed this little moment that our Audubon Starr Ranch Barn Owl webcam caught the other day. One of our loyal viewers was good enough to capture it and post it to YouTube: Share on Facebook

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Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival

October 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Birding

Who:  Lodi 18th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival. Where: Hutchins St. Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi 95240 Why:  Develop an appreciation and understanding of this once threatened Sandhill Crane which over winters in the Central Valley wetlands.  Enjoy Lodi, the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. How: Register for tours: www.cranefestival.com, or call 800-581-6150. Share […]

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To the moon!

October 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Birding, birds and culture, Science

It’s been great to read all the wonderful bird-related articles Wired has been publishing lately. We are particularly taken with this recent article by Matt Simon, and it’s not just because he references Mighty Ducks. Simon explores 17th century scientist Charles Morton, who believed birds migrated to the moon: To the moon and back. And […]

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You won’t believe how the sound of this forest has changed

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Conservation research

Bernie Kraus is a bio-accoustician who records and studies natural sounds. Check out this KQED story about how he has recorded the same patch of forest in Northern California over time and found dramatic changes in the sounds he hears. You won’t believe your ears. Share on Facebook

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Add shorebirds and seabirds to those benefiting from Prop. 1

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Salton Sea, State Policy, Water issues

While Proposition 1 on the November ballot will help birds of all types throughout the state, two types of birds that you might not expect to benefit from a water bond stand to gain a great deal. Shorebirds and seabirds – including endangered or imperiled species – will directly benefit from funding to state agencies […]

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Olivia: global warming and the Common Raven

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

The Common Raven is one of the 314 North American birds predicted to be heavily impacted by global warming, a fact that caught Olivia Winslow from the Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team as particularly harrowing: Share on Facebook

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Pelican Dreams showing around the country

October 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, seabirds, Video, Wildlife photos and video

You may have heard us talk about Judy Irving and her wonderful documentary film project, Pelican Dreams. It’s a great movie about the compelling subject of the California Brown Pelican. Please take a look at the calendar on the movie’s website and find a showing near you. Here’s the trailer: Pelican DreamsTrailer from Shadow Distribution […]

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Baltimore Orioles and global warming

October 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, Nature education and activities

In this video, Diego Zapata talks about how the Baltimore Oriole launched his love of birds, and how he intends to help the bird survive the challenges of global warming where he lives in Los Angeles. Zapata is a member of the Audubon Center at Debs Park Arroyo Green Team, a group of young people […]

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Hawk > Drone

October 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding, Video

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Birds over Broadway 2014

October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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