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Saving egrets at the Googleplex

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

Terrific story about how Google is working with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society to protect nesting egrets on the Googleplex campus in Mountain View. Share on Facebook

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Audubon chapters: Getting strategic

April 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation

Leaders from three Audubon chapters (Ohlone Audubon, Madrone Audubon, and Mt. Diable Audubon) met today at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary with consultant Paquita Bath, who is being provided by Audubon California to help their chapters become even stronger forces for conservation in their communities. This was the first session in a six-month effort […]

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Please don’t kill me

April 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set to kill more than 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants in Oregon, one bird says, “Please don’t kill me.” Share on Facebook

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Victory!

April 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition

The California Fish and Game Commission passed the regulations to phase-out lead ammunition at today’s hearing. Today’s decision implements Assembly Bill 711, which Audubon California co-sponsored in 2013 with Defenders of Wildlife and the Humane Society of the United States. The vote was unanimous and a great victory for vulnerable birds like the California Condor and […]

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How to identify a Tricolored Blackbird

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur talks about how to identify a Tricolored Blackbird in the video above. The big difference between the Tricolored and the Red-winged is that colored bar under the red. On the Tricolored, in the male, it’s bright white. On the Red-wing, it’s more yellow-orange. Help us save the Tricolored Blackbird. Share on […]

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What is up, Jonathan Franzen?

April 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Just got through reading author and birder Jonathan Franzen’s essay in the New Yorker about climate change and conservation. We were hardly a hundred words into the article — thinking “Hey, how cool is it that this super-famous guy is talking about bird conservation in the New Yorker!” — when we suddenly found Audubon taking […]

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First wild California Condor chick of 2015

March 30th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, California Condor

Thanks to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff at the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, we have this amazing photo of the first California Condor chick of 2015. This shot was taken by Joseph Brandt who rappelled down a cliff to visit the condor family’s cave. More on the Condor Cave Facebook […]

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Big win for Least Bell’s Vireo

March 19th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Orange County Toll Road (241), Starr Ranch Sanctuary

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board on Monday denied the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) a water quality permit for its Tesoro Extension project. The Board voted unanimously to adopt findings that reinforced its decision of June 2013, when the Regional Board rejected the requested Waste Discharge Requirements permit because the full project […]

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Golden Gate Audubon talks about its experience lobbying for birds

March 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, State Policy

Golden Gate Audubon’s Ilana DeBare writes on the Golden Gate Birder blog about her experience lobbying for birds at the State Capitol day before yesterday. She and other chapter representatives were taking part in Audubon California’s Birds Matter Advocacy Day, hoping to inform legislators about how their decisions effect California’s terrific birds. Pictured above are […]

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Site visit to the Salton Sea

March 10th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, drought, Pacific Flyway, State Policy, Water issues

About a week ago, Audubon California’s staff and board visited the Salton Sea to see California’s largest lake firsthand — to see the birds and learn more about the many conservation challenges facing this vital stop on the Pacific Flyway. We grabbed a little video while we were there. Share on Facebook

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Army Corps still looking to kill more than 11,000 cormorants in Oregon

March 4th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

Although fierce opposition from conservation organizations has forced it to scale back its plans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nonetheless moving ahead with a plan to kill more than 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River, right on the border between Oregon and Washington. The plan […]

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Bill would repeal California requirement for nonlead ammunition for hunting

March 4th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition, State Policy

A California Assembly Member James Gallagher last week introduced legislation to reverse the state’s groundbreaking law requiring the use of nonlead ammunition for hunting. In his press materials, Gallagher hauls out every argument that failed to stop Assembly Bill 711 from passage last year. The truth was that this bill had the support of a broad […]

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What caused the death of all those Cassin’s Auklets?

March 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Science, seabirds

Audubon Magazine takes a closer look at the mysterious die-off of Cassin’s Auklets late last year, trying to find what was causing these small birds to starve to death. (photo by D. Derickson, COASST) Share on Facebook

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While the mystery continues, mystery goo birds get a new lease on life

March 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Pollution, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Great to hear that some of the birds effected by the mysterious goo in San Francisco Bay are all cleaned up and being set free. Huge thanks to International Bird Rescue for that. Now let’s figure out who dumped that goo and bring them to justice. Share on Facebook

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Audubon chapters, advocates step up to fight delisting of Coastal California Gnatcatcher

February 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act

This is a photo of a giant stack of letters we put in the mail last Friday, about 4,700 total from Audubon activists to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service voicing their opposition to the proposed delisting of the Coastal California Gnatcatcher. Pretty impressive, but actually just a small fraction of the comments that Audubon […]

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