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Congratulations to Bruce Schoppe, Audubon Volunteer of the Year

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audublog, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

Garry George, Chapter Network Director for Audubon California and Peg Olsen, Chief Conservation Officer for the National Audubon Society present Callison Award to Bruce Schoppe at the Audubon National Convention We are proud to announce that another local California chapter leader is the recipient of the Charles H. Callison Award for Audubon Volunteer of the […]

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Record-breaking bird found at Audubon Starr Ranch

July 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Conservation research

What may be the oldest Lesser Goldfinch ever found in the wild was discovered last week at the Audubon Starr Ranch in Orange County. We’ll let Holly Garrod, the Ranch’s ornithologist tell the story: Share on Facebook

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Are drones a problem for birds?

July 7th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Birding

Our friends at Golden Gate Audubon take a look at the question of what the increased use of drones means for birds. Parent birds may abandon a nest if they’re disturbed repeatedly. Even one disturbance can leave their chicks temporarily vulnerable to predators. And flushing birds while they’re roosting or feeding makes it harder for […]

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Heavy metal birdy

July 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Birding, birds and culture

Human members of the metal band Hatebeak spoke to Vice about the secret behind their unique sound — a 21-year-old African Grey named Waldo. Here is a part of the Q&A with band member Blake Harrison: What is it like collaborating with a bird? Are there animal-specific challenges? You know, there’s the old Hollywood trope: […]

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Bird LA Day 2015 video

June 29th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

Can you believe Bird LA Day was nearly two months ago? Maybe now is a good time to recapture the fun of May 2 through this terrific video of the event. Share on Facebook

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Very cool murals of pigeons

June 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, birds and culture

As you probably know by now, we at Audubon love our bird-related street art. So when we saw these amazing pigeon murals by Dutch artist Stefan Thelen (aka Super A), we just had to share. There are more here. Share on Facebook

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Endangered Tricolored Blackbirds foraging in the Central Valley

May 11th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur spotted some endangered Tricolored Blackbirds foraging in the Central Valley late last week. Share on Facebook

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Bird LA Day unites an entire city around birds

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

As we pulled up to the red light at the corner of 7th Street and Alvarado in downtown Los Angeles, Andrea Jones shouted “There’s a Black-crowned Night Heron.” And sure enough, there it was, gliding out from behind the sign for the Cambio de Cheques/check cashing store against the colorful background of the farmacia on […]

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Social media highlights from Bird LA Day

May 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding, Nature education and activities

Wow, Bird LA Day yesterday was amazing. While we’re still sorting through our photos and video from the various events, we thought we’d pull together the social media highlights to give an overview of the amazing breadth of activity across the larger Los Angeles area. Enjoy. Share on Facebook

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Andrea Jones talks about her first Los Angeles bird

May 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

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Downy Woodpecker in 1930s California textbook

April 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Nature education and activities

We recently stumbled across an old California from the 30s called “Through the Year.” It’s a fun look at how the natural world changes with the seasons, from a young child’s perspective. We particularly loved this small section on the Downy Woodpecker. Share on Facebook

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Another all star lineup for the Starr Ranch Sanctuary birdathon

April 16th, 2015 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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Birdathon 2015

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off · 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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