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

June 26th, 2015 · No Comments · 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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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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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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