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Congratulations to Bruce Schoppe, Audubon Volunteer of the Year

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audublog, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

Garry George, Chapter Network Director for Audubon California and Peg Olsen, Chief Conservation Officer for the National Audubon Society present Callison Award to Bruce Schoppe at the Audubon National Convention We are proud to announce that another local California chapter leader is the recipient of the Charles H. Callison Award for Audubon Volunteer of the […]

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Conejo Valley Audubon spreading the word about danger to birds of open-topped pipes

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Kern River Preserve

Audubon California — and particularly our colleagues at the Audubon Kern River Preserve — have been spreading the word about the danger to birds from open-topped pipes for some time. We were particularly pleased recently when the Conejo Valley Audubon Society found success informing its community about the problem. Exposed vertical pipes with open tops […]

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Update from the campaign to save birds in Humboldt Bay

July 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, seabirds

In the past five months, Audubon California has been leading a campaign to stop a fast-tracked proposal to massively expand oyster farming into highly sensitive habitat for birds in Humboldt Bay, CA, a global and state Important Bird Area and overall one of the most important sites for birds on the Pacific Flyway. Now, following […]

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Are drones a problem for birds?

July 7th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Birding

Our friends at Golden Gate Audubon take a look at the question of what the increased use of drones means for birds. Parent birds may abandon a nest if they’re disturbed repeatedly. Even one disturbance can leave their chicks temporarily vulnerable to predators. And flushing birds while they’re roosting or feeding makes it harder for […]

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And we are going to save the Snowy Plover

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, How to help birds, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

After 25 years of teaching, retiree Renee Racine was looking to combine her love of birds with her passion for education. She found an opportunity to meld both interests through the Sharing Our Shores program at Buena Vista Audubon, teaching children about Snowy Plovers and generating greater visibility and protection for these charismatic little birds. […]

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Wintering population of Pacifica Snowy Plovers increasing

June 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, How to help birds, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

A tiny, often overlooked winter visitor to Pacifica State Beach is now enjoying additional protection thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. The Western Snowy Plover is a federally threatened species that relies on Pacifica State Beach (also known as Linda Mar Beach) as a wintering site, usually arriving around mid-August and leaving in March […]

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Latest numbers on wildlife harmed by Santa Barbara oil spill

May 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

These numbers come via the Oiled Wildlife Care Network: Share on Facebook

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Plovers showing signs of oil at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 25th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Apparently, things haven’t improved at Coal Oil Point, where a group of volunteers is trying to protect a breeding colony of Western Snowy Plovers from the oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara. Apparently, now a number of plovers show evidence of oil. Here’s the latest update from Cristina Sandoval, preserve manager at […]

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First — and hopefully last — oiled Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 24th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

We’ve heard from Cristina Sandoval at the Coal Oil Point Reserve in Santa Barbara that, while oil from the nearby oil spill at Refugio State Park has been light at the reserve, and even dwindling, there has been at least two Threatened Western Snowy Plovers affected by the oil. In a past post, we expressed […]

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Social media highlights from Bird LA Day

May 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding, Nature education and activities

Wow, Bird LA Day yesterday was amazing. While we’re still sorting through our photos and video from the various events, we thought we’d pull together the social media highlights to give an overview of the amazing breadth of activity across the larger Los Angeles area. Enjoy. Share on Facebook

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The Grebe Conservation Project, five years and still going strong

April 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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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