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Latest wildlife impacts from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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The latest on the Santa Barbara oil spill

May 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, State Policy

Here’s the latest information we have on the oil spill, from state officials: In response to the oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara, state and federal officials have activated something called the Unified Incident Command System which the government organizes to respond to major disasters, such as earthquakes and wildfires. This command […]

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Spread of Santa Barbara oil spill raises concerns about Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point

May 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Crude oil from a ruptured pipeline at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara has moved south to Coal Oil Point Reserve, where threatened Western Snowy Plovers are in the middle of their nesting season. The Santa Barbara Audubon Society, which has been working closely with the reserve on protecting the birds, is standing by to […]

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California still leading the way on climate

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming

California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with international leaders from 11 other states and provinces, collectively representing more than $4.5 trillion in GDP and 100 million people, to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius – the warming threshold at which scientists say there will likely be […]

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Endangered Species Act is under attack

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife, the Endangered Species Act, is under a coordinated assault. Since January, Audubon has tracked more than 30 bills and amendments that have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would dismantle the Act, including eight extreme bills in the Senate that received a hearing […]

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The dying sea

May 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea

In case you missed it, the New Yorker recently offered a stunning primer on the environmental issues surrounding the Salton Sea. Heavy stuff. Share on Facebook

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The Grebe Conservation Project, five years and still going strong

April 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation

Clear Lake is one of the largest lakes in California, a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), and a gem of Lake County. It’s an area famous for pears, and increasingly wineries. Audubon California and its partners Redbud, Plumas, and Altacal Audubon Society, hope to add to these layers of fame and recognition by helping […]

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State Senate climate bills will help birds and people

April 24th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Global Warming, Pollution

With the national discussion on climate change stalled (to say the least), California is now leading the way in addressing this important issue. Gov. Jerry Brown stunned many political observers January when he called for the Golden State to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by as much as 50 percent in the next 15 […]

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Feds deny protections for Bi-state Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse

April 21st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

Thank you to those of you who added your voice to the fight for Endangered Species Act protections for the for Bi-state Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse. Sadly, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service decided today to remove protections from this species. While we applaud the Department of the Interior for stepping up to help […]

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Saving egrets at the Googleplex

April 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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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