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Birds suffer from air pollution, just like we do

July 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, Pollution, State Policy

We’ve all heard about how air pollution can threaten human health, but how does it impact birds? Over the years, there have been clues. Following Britain’s Clean Air Act of 1956, it was reported that several species of birds returned to London. In 1986, Mexico City’s air pollution levels were so severe that various news […]

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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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Conejo Valley Audubon spreading the word about danger to birds of open-topped pipes

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Kern River Preserve

Audubon California — and particularly our colleagues at the Audubon Kern River Preserve — have been spreading the word about the danger to birds from open-topped pipes for some time. We were particularly pleased recently when the Conejo Valley Audubon Society found success informing its community about the problem. Exposed vertical pipes with open tops […]

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Drought hitting Pacific Flyway birds hard

July 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, drought, Pacific Flyway

Fascinating piece online from National Geographic about the impact that the ongoing drought is having on Pacific Flyway birds in California: Along the 4,000-mile-long Pacific flyway—one of four main routes in North America for migrating birds—up to six million ducks, geese, and swans wing south every year to find warmth after raising young in 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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Update from the campaign to save birds in Humboldt Bay

July 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, seabirds

In the past five months, Audubon California has been leading a campaign to stop a fast-tracked proposal to massively expand oyster farming into highly sensitive habitat for birds in Humboldt Bay, CA, a global and state Important Bird Area and overall one of the most important sites for birds on the Pacific Flyway. Now, following […]

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Reports suggest that Duke Energy is behind the latest attack on Migratory Bird Treaty Act

June 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Wind power

Audubon Magazine report shows that the first wind energy producer fined for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act may be the force behind Congress’s latest effort to gut the nearly 100-year-old law. Share on Facebook

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If we’re cutting back on oil use, then offshore drilling should be the first to go

June 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution

With the images of dead and injured birds from the recent oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara fresh in our minds, Audubon California is stepping up its support of new legislation which will close the last remaining loopholes allowing offshore oil drilling in California waters. Senate Bill 788, authored by State Senator […]

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And we are going to save the Snowy Plover

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, How to help birds, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

After 25 years of teaching, retiree Renee Racine was looking to combine her love of birds with her passion for education. She found an opportunity to meld both interests through the Sharing Our Shores program at Buena Vista Audubon, teaching children about Snowy Plovers and generating greater visibility and protection for these charismatic little birds. […]

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Wintering population of Pacifica Snowy Plovers increasing

June 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, How to help birds, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

A tiny, often overlooked winter visitor to Pacifica State Beach is now enjoying additional protection thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. The Western Snowy Plover is a federally threatened species that relies on Pacifica State Beach (also known as Linda Mar Beach) as a wintering site, usually arriving around mid-August and leaving in March […]

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It’s easy to ask your State Senator to vote for climate change bills

June 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming

Audubon California is supporting a slate of climate change-related bills going before the California State Senate tomorrow. We’re asking people to email their senators, but nothing is more effective than phone calls. In the video below, we demonstrate just how easy it is to call your senator to ask him or her to vote for […]

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Santa Barbara oil spill highlights need for restricting new offshore oil drilling

May 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, seabirds, State Policy

Because oil spills are particularly hazardous to birds and some of their most precious habitat, Audubon California has long been opposed to any new offshore oil drilling in California. We need to look no further than last week’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach, which dumped as much as 105,000 gallons of oil on the […]

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Latest wildlife impacts from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

May 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Here are the latest numbers from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill. Share on Facebook

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Plovers showing signs of oil at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 25th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Apparently, things haven’t improved at Coal Oil Point, where a group of volunteers is trying to protect a breeding colony of Western Snowy Plovers from the oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara. Apparently, now a number of plovers show evidence of oil. Here’s the latest update from Cristina Sandoval, preserve manager at […]

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First — and hopefully last — oiled Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 24th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

We’ve heard from Cristina Sandoval at the Coal Oil Point Reserve in Santa Barbara that, while oil from the nearby oil spill at Refugio State Park has been light at the reserve, and even dwindling, there has been at least two Threatened Western Snowy Plovers affected by the oil. In a past post, we expressed […]

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