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Sandy DeSimone talks about coastal sage scrub

April 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Conservation research, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary Director of Research and Education, Sandy DeSimone, spends a lot of her time studying the best ways to manage land to help coastal sage scrub and the wildlife that relies on it, flourish. Here she talks about how she became interested in the plant community. Share on Facebook

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Plant’s consultants say Ivanpah solar facility likely killed 3,500 birds in its first year

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat

A new study by consultants hired by the Ivanpah Solar Facility in the Mojave Desert estimate that the plant killed somewhere between 2,500 and 6,700 birds in its first year. Their best guess is the actual number is around 3,500. The facility got a lot of attention from bird conservationists when observers reported seeing birds […]

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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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Effort to repeal landmark 2013 lead ammunition law quietly fizzles

April 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition, Pollution

We got word yesterday that a legislative effort to repeal 2013′s landmark law that will require nonlead ammunition in hunting by 2019 has been quietly withdrawn. Assembly Bill 395 would have repealed Assembly Bill 711, which was co-sponsored by Audubon California, Humane Society of the United States and Defenders of Wildlife. The bill was scheduled […]

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Working with duck clubs to provide wetland habitat for migrating shorebirds

April 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, drought, Water issues, Working lands conservation

Audubon California and The Nature Conservancy are working with duck clubs in the Central Valley to provide wetland habitat for migrating shorebirds whose normal habitat has been hit hard by the drought. Check out the news piece above. Share on Facebook

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Sepulveda Basin habitat still struggling from Army Corps mess in 2012

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

Remember that time in 2012 when the Army Corps of Engineers went in and wrecked a huge amount of bird habitat at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve? According to folks on the scene, including the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, that area has yet to recover. Share on Facebook

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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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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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President Obama Says Arctic Refuge Deserves Wilderness Designation

April 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Arctic, Audubon Alaska, Bird Habitat, spring migration

This American Golden-Plover is doing a happy dance because the Obama Administration just formally transmitted its recommendation that Congress permanently protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness. The President said: “This area is one of the most beautiful, undisturbed places in the world. It is a national treasure and should […]

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Cool time lapse video of American Kestrel readying nest, laying first egg

March 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary, Video

Check out this cool video of a female American Kestrel preparing her nest and laying her first egg in a box at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County. If you want to know what’s happening right now, check out the Ranch’s live video feed. You can still see the egg in the top […]

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Alameda County approves controversial extension for bird-killing wind turbines at Altamont

March 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, S.F. Bay, Wind power

Despite opposition from Audubon California and other conservation groups, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved an extension for a wind company to continue using older generation wind turbines at Altamont Pass that are predicted to kill a number of protected bird species, including Golden Eagles. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the […]

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Audubon California testifies before State Water Board about the Salton Sea

March 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Pacific Flyway, Salton Sea

The California State Water Board held a special workshop on the Salton Sea last week, and Audubon California’s Mike Lynes was there to outline the importance of the Salton Sea for birds, and outline the many environmental challenges the area faces. As water deliveries to the Salton Sea are expected to dramatically fall in the […]

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Army Corps moving forward with plan to kill birds in Oregon, Portland Audubon threatens to sue

March 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird Habitat, Pacific Flyway

It took the Army Corps of Engineers all of about two days to reject opposition and move forward with its plan to kill 11,000 cormorants and destroy 26,000 nests on East Sand Island in Oregon. The Audubon Society of Portland has already threatened to sue. We’ll be tracking this story closely in the next few […]

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Groups line up to support 2013 law requiring nonlead ammunition for hunting

March 19th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Nearly 40 groups from conservation, animal protection, environmental justice, and public health today sent a letter opposing a new bill that would reverse legislation passed in 2013 that will require the use of non-lead ammunition for all hunting in California. Audubon California partnered with the Humane Society of the United State and Defenders of Wildlife […]

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