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First wild-hatched condor in Big Sur dies

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

Sad news out of Big Sur this week, as word of the passing of California Condor #444, also named Ventana, was made public. While the cause of death apparently hasn’t been confirmed, the bird was treated in May for lead poisoning. Share on Facebook

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Are we listening?

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

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Help us avoid a disaster for birds in the Klamath

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, fall migration, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Lack of water in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has resulted in dangerous overcrowding at nearby Tule Lake, where thousands of vulnerable birds have already died from disease. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that it is totally avoidable. Our reports tell us that there is water available for the refuges […]

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Western Grebe and global warming

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Climate Change

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More than 170 California birds threatened by global warming

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Global warming is a serious threat to California birds. A seven-year study from the National Audubon Society released today finds that global warming threatens the survival of more than 170 California species in the coming decades. This includes iconic California birds such as the Brown Pelican, Allen’s Hummingbird, Yellow-billed Magpie, and many others. These are […]

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Wilderness Celebrates 50 Years

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Arctic, Audubon Alaska, Bird conservation, seabirds

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Wilderness Act, which has protected our wild heritage across the country! Wilderness areas help protect habitat for birds such as Marbled Murrelets, seabirds which nest in old-growth forest, in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness in Southeast Alaska and Cummins Creek Wilderness in Oregon. The Farallon Wilderness in California protects nesting habitat for […]

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Birds are warning us about climate change

August 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution

Back in the spring of 2010, as oil began pouring from a damaged undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico, the news media searched for stories that could illustrate the environmental damage for the American public. Just a few days into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, such a story ran, announcing the discovery and subsequent rescue […]

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Ask an Auduboner: what makes a good beach docent?

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Western Snowy Plover

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Responding to reports of bird deaths at Ivanpah solar facility

August 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming

Like everyone else who has heard the story this week, we were pretty alarmed to hear accounts of thousands of birds bursting into flames above a new-technology solar facility at Ivanpah Valley in the Mojave Desert and we were grateful to have Renewable Energy Director Garry George front and center in the media to give […]

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Birds burned at Mojave Desert solar plant

August 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation

While we’ve been hearing stories about birds being singed in midair by the concentrated solar rays at the BrightSource Energy facility in the Ivanpah Dry Lake Bed in the Mojave Desert, a new Associated Press story running nationally is getting a lot of attention. U.S. Fish & Wildlife investigators are sounding the alarm as the […]

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Critical habitat proposed for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today advised the public that it is seeking to designate more than 540,000 acres of critical habitat for the western population of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Last year, the Service proposed listing the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that Audubon California […]

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How to ID a California Gnatcatcher

August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Federal Policy, Starr Ranch Sanctuary, State Policy

The California Gnatcatcher is a distinct subspecies and was confirmed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 1993 as endangered. 77,000 is estimated to be its total global population.* It is emblematic of the rich coastal sage scrub of southern California, an enduring remnant of our wild coast that is now one of the […]

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Volunteering is for the birds

August 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation

We are gathering volunteer opportunities that need the help of bird lovers like you. Sign-up to volunteer here and we will send you emails that share events near you. Here are events for San Francisco Bay Area residents: Pounding for Plovers party with Pacifica Audubon The Pacifica Shorebird Alliance hopes to reverse the birds’ 75% decline […]

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Widespread availability of nonlead ammo means there’s no reason to delay AB711

July 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Lead ammunition

A new study from one of the world’s leading experts in use of nontoxic ammunition shows that nonlead ammunition is widely available throughout California. The study surveyed retail stores in California and online sources, concluding there is widespread market and retail availability of all popular shotgun and rifle ammunition types for the take of wildlife […]

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Speak up for eagles in Sacramento, July 22

July 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Wind power

America’s Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles need your voice. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will meet with the public on July 22 in Sacramento to discuss its proposal to issue a permit that would allow wind companies to kill Golden Eagles under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act – and we hope you […]

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