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The Grebe Conservation Project, five years and still going strong

April 27th, 2015 · No Comments · 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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Audubon California goes to Washington

April 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy

California chapters working on renewable energy siting stormed our nation’s capitol to talk about efforts to gut Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Above is our Renewable Energy Director Garry George and Rebecca Schwartz of San Diego Audubon. Their warm but pleasant afternoon on the Hill was punctuated […]

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Audubon chapters in California piloting new climate research project

April 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

Susan Sheakley remembers that, years ago, she would see American Kestrels throughout her birding walks through Orange County; now she sees very few. Five hundred miles to the north, Nancy Wenninger is seeing changes in her native garden that are curious. “Some plants are blooming earlier, some are blooming more,” Wenninger says. “The timing of the […]

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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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Explore the birds of South LA on May 2 Bird LA Day

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding

Los Angeles is an amazing place for birds, but you don’t have to go up into Santa Monica Mountains for find great examples. There are all kinds of surprises right down in the middle of the urban environment. Which brings us to one of the more fascinating events for the May 2 Bird LA Day, […]

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Birdathon 2015

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon Chapters, Birding

Do you want to go on a fabulous birding trip while also supporting your local Audubon chapter? Consider joining Audubon for a birdathon. Many of the Audubon chapters are hosting birdathons to raise money and educate the public about local bird species. Find one near you: Share on Facebook

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Tricolored Blackbirds spotted at San Bernardino Valley Audubon’s restoration site

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon Chapters, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Recently Audubon California was alerted to the exciting news that Tricolored Blackbirds—over 400 males and even more females—descended upon San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society’s marshy pond restoration site, managed by board member and Tricolor champion, Dave Goodward. This event came as a surprise to those involved with the effort since they were not expecting to see […]

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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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Stanislaus Audubon debuts birding documentary this weekend

April 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters, Birding

Stanislaus Audubon will showcase local birds in a showing of the chapter’s self-produced documentary this Sunday. The chapter will host a benefit screening of its “Wings Over Our Two Counties” and “Birders: The Central Park Effect,” at the benefit. Share on Facebook

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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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Garry George recognized by Sea and Sage Audubon for his work on behalf of birds

March 21st, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters

Audubon California’s Garry George was recognized last night for his efforts to protect birds and habitat, and in particular his “efforts to ensure more rational use of alternative energy sources such and wind and solar power.” As renewable energy director, George advocates for proper siting of projects to minimize impacts on birds and habitat. George […]

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Birds Matter Lobby Day 2015

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Global Warming, How to help birds, Local Policy, State Policy

More than fifty Auduboners took to to California State Capital on March 11 to talk with state legislators about birds. These advocates were a diverse group of Audubon California staff members, Audubon chapter members, and other bird lovers. Here are some highlights from the day: Former Assembly Member Pedro Nava spoke to the group before […]

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Golden Gate Audubon talks about its experience lobbying for birds

March 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, State Policy

Golden Gate Audubon’s Ilana DeBare writes on the Golden Gate Birder blog about her experience lobbying for birds at the State Capitol day before yesterday. She and other chapter representatives were taking part in Audubon California’s Birds Matter Advocacy Day, hoping to inform legislators about how their decisions effect California’s terrific birds. Pictured above are […]

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