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Don’t trim trees in the spring

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat

Trees are full of nests in the spring, so a way better time to trim is in the fall. Share on Facebook

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State drought operations plan will be painful for all — including the birds

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

Great piece in today’s Sacramento Bee by Matt Weiser about the state’s operations plan for water during the drought. Short version: everyone is going to be feeling the pain. Great input by Audubon California’s Brigid McCormack highlighting the importance of water for the 19 Central Valley refuges that provide vital habitat for millions of migrating […]

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Water for refuges remains in key water bond bill

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

Following about two weeks of doubt, Audubon California has now learned that — thanks in large part to the Audubon network in California — language requiring the state to fulfill its promise to provide water for the Central Valley’s 19 wildlife refuges has survived in one of the legislatures key water bond bills. Prior to […]

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San Joaquin River named America’s most endangered river

April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, San Joaquin River

California’s San Joaquin River tops the 2014 list of America’s most endangered rivers released today by American Rivers. The San Joaquin River is California’s second largest river, running 350 miles from its headwaters in the southern Sierra Nevada to its meeting with the Sacramento River in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. It is a river with a […]

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Wildlife refuges can’t be left out of 2014 water bond

March 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

As lawmakers work down several paths toward refining a water bond to put before the voters this November, a new development with one of the leading pieces of bond legislation has conservation advocates worried. Amendments currently being proposed to Assembly Bill 1331 would strip the bond of language requiring the state to fulfill its promise […]

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Dry spring imperils rare Tricolored Blackbirds

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird, Water issues

Great piece this weekend by Mark Grossi of the Fresno Bee about how the drought is making things particularly tough for the state’s Tricolored Blackbird population. If you’ve been following Audubon California for any length of time, you know that we are heavily invested in saving the Tricolored Blackbird. We’ll have more on this story […]

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Students making a difference for the Western Snowy Plover with their art

March 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Western Snowy Plover

One of the coolest aspects of on-the-ground Western Snowy Plover conservation in California is the terrific way that it integrates local communities into the effort. We’ve spoken elsewhere about the incredible value of local volunteers and Audubon chapters in monitoring the nests on beaches, conducting outreach, and taking part in local political advocacy. But perhaps […]

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California needs more beach chicks

March 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Western Snowy Plover

You can help protect a Western Snowy Plover nest right here. Share on Facebook

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Ten things you need to know about Western Snowy Plover

February 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon California and Audubon chapters are heavily invested in saving the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover. Here are ten things about this cool bird that you should know: Share on Facebook

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Planting native gardens at L.A. urban schools

February 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

Audubon teen volunteers recently joined with students and parents to plant native gardens at four Los Angeles Schools — San Pascual Elementary School, Latona Elementary School, Arroyo Seco Museum Magnet School, and Aldama Elementary School. The teen volunteers had been brought together from the Audubon Center at Debs Park and three area chapters (Los Angeles […]

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Expected water allocations to refuges are lowest since 1992

February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Today brought bad news for many in the Central Valley. While many farmers were already on notice that water allocations from the federal Central Valley Water Project would be very low due to the drought, many learned today that they should expect to receive no water at all due to the drought. Birds also got […]

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Bill from state legislative leaders is a balanced step in the right direction on California drought

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, State Policy, Water issues

Audubon California today expressed support for new legislation authored by California Senate Leader pro tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Pérez to address impacts from the California drought. The legislation would allocate about $680 million toward a variety of programs to alleviate the impacts of the drought on communities, farmers and the environment that […]

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How the drought is affecting birds

February 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird, Water issues

Severe drought conditions in California are having a big effect on just about everyone, including the birds. Even though we’ve finally received some rain in the last couple of weeks, we’re still a long way from where we need to be – nobody is celebrating the end of the drought. We’ve been speaking with our […]

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Campbell Soup works with Audubon to bring more birds to the farm

February 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Working lands conservation, Working Waterways

Guest post by Valerie Calegari, Director of Working Waterways, Audubon California Students from Woodland High, their mentors from the Fish and Wildlife Service, NRCS, and local conservation groups passed around a plug of creeping wild rye, a native grass they are planting, along with wild rose, buckbrush, 3 species of native oak, red bud, and […]

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Birds should not be left out of policy discussions around California’s drought

February 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Brigid McCormack, Federal Policy, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Even before Gov. Jerry Brown declared an emergency, the drought was already on everyone’s mind. Farmers, water districts, conservationists, even skiers, knew that record low precipitation had left us in bad shape. Ducks and geese knew it too. But then, they know drought well, because for a bird in California’s Central Valley, the drought is always. […]

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