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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 · No Comments · 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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Small fish receive landmark protections off West Coast

March 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Pacific Flyway, seabirds

Wisdom, the 63+ year old Laysan Albatross, the oldest known living wild bird (left side).  Photo by Greg Joder Earlier this week the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, responsible for managing fish stocks in federal waters (3 to 200 miles) off of California, Oregon and Washington, took a landmark step to protect the forage fish that […]

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Judge’s ruling compels Klamath refuges to move forward with conservation plans

March 10th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, drought, Federal Policy, Pacific Flyway

Federal managers at vital refuges straddling the California/Oregon border must complete conservation plans that better outline the relationship between bird conservation and agriculture, according to a U.S. District Court ruling issued late last week. The Audubon Society of Portland was the lead plaintiff in the case in which they contended that managers at the Lower […]

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After second-largest cormorant breeding site collapses at Salton Sea, Army Corps moves to destroy the first largest

March 7th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Pacific Flyway, Salton Sea

The recent collapse of a major breeding colony for Double-crested Cormorants at the Salton Sea brings into strong relief the horrible decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to kill more than 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants at another colony in Oregon. The Army Corps says it must kill the birds on Oregon’s East Sand Island, […]

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Army Corps still looking to kill more than 11,000 cormorants in Oregon

March 4th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

Although fierce opposition from conservation organizations has forced it to scale back its plans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nonetheless moving ahead with a plan to kill more than 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River, right on the border between Oregon and Washington. The plan […]

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Audubon California at the Salton Sea

February 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea

Representatives of Audubon California — staff, leadership, and board — are visiting the Salton Sea today to get a firsthand look at one of the most important places for birds in the state, and to learn about the many challenges this habitat faces. Yesterday, we toured the lake itself and saw a lot of great […]

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Restoring California Least Tern habitat with the San Diego Audubon Society

February 12th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds

I grew up in San Diego and recall seeing images of animals coated in oil after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Ever since that time, I have wanted to work on protecting animals and the environment. I looked for local opportunities to take action on issues that were important to me when I was in […]

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State Parks completes purchase of 25,000 acres of prime bird habitat in Kern County

February 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, California State Parks, Kern River Preserve, Pacific Flyway, State Policy

California State Parks in December completed the purchase of approximately 25,000 acres in Kern County – ranging from the Mojave Desert to the Southern Sierra. The land in the Kelso Valley includes Butterbredt Springs and Jawbone Canyon, both of which are highly prized bird habitat within the Southern Sierra Desert Canyon Important Bird Area. Audubon supported […]

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San Diego Audubon Society talks about the impacts of global warming on local birds

January 30th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

Great piece on KPBS concerning the impacts of global warming on San Diego’s local birds, featuring San Diego Audubon Society Executive Director Chris Redfern. Share on Facebook

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Altacal Audubon’s neighborhood habitat program gives birds threatened by global warming a chance

January 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

When the Altacal Audubon Society decided to launch its Neighborhood Habitat Certification Program in 2014, the National Audubon Society was still months away from releasing its groundbreaking study predicting the effects of global warming on birds. Altacal’s goal had always been to create habitat for birds and conserve water, and that was certainly important enough. […]

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All about the California Gull

January 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Birding, seabirds

By Pam Huntley of KZYX FM 88.3, 90.7, AND 91.5 Reprinted with permission from The Black Oystercatcher, Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Newsletter January 2015 Birders don’t use the term “sea gull” because many gulls spend most of their lives far from the ocean. The California Gull breeds around Mono Lake, but spends so much of its time […]

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Kern Audubon Society spreads the word about global warming and birds

January 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, National Audubon Society

When Audubon earlier this year released its long-awaited research on the potential impacts of global warming on birds, Harry Love and his colleagues at the Kern Audubon Society realized that their local elected officials needed to hear this startling information. Within just a few weeks of the September release of the Audubon report, Love, who […]

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