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April 27: 2014 Black Oystercatcher Workshop

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Black Oystercatcher, Volunteer

Citizen scientist call to action! Have you ever wondered who these intriguing shorebirds are? Why they make such a ruckus from the rocks? Here’s your opportunity to find out. Attend the 2014 Black Oystercatcher Workshop on Sunday, April 27, from 9am-2pm at the Russian Gulch Recreation Hall. Learn something new, meet other bird aficionados, and […]

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Audubon California displeased by Coastal Commission’s ruling on Monterey Shores Eco-resort

April 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

California’s birds and wildlife suffered a huge setback today. The California Coastal Commission approved the development of a large hotel and condominium complex sited on beach and dune habitat on Monterey Bay in Sand City. The developer calls this 360-unit complex, with parking for almost 1,000 cars, the “Monterey Shores Eco-resort.” The pacific coast population […]

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April 21: Audubon California presenting talk on native trees & plants for bird habitat

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Pacific Flyway, Working lands conservation, Working Waterways

Interested in hearing more about our Working Waterways hedgerow survey? Bird Conservation Program Manager Karen Velas will be speaking at an Altacal Audubon Society event that is open to the public. Native Trees & Plants for Bird Habitat Presented by Joseph O’Neil and Karen Velas Monday, April 21, 2014 6:30 p.m., Chico Creek Nature Center […]

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Audubon mourns the passing of Jerry Karr

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters

We were saddened late last week to hear of the passing of former Audubon California Boardmember Gerald “Jerry” Dale Karr. We have so many great memories of working with Jerry here at Audubon California, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Jerry had a great sense of humor and a real passion for life – […]

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Be a good beach goer this nesting season

March 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird videos, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

The Snowy Plover is one cute beach chick. Unfortunately, the Western Snowy Plover’s population numbers are anything but adorable. There are only about 2,300 birds remaining on our Pacific Coast and we need to make sure that they have a safe nesting season. There are many things you can do to help. Allowing these small […]

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On this day in 1993, the Western Snowy Plover received federal protection under the ESA

March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

On this day in 1993, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service listed the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. As anyone who works in conservation knows, listing a species is not easy. Just as the ongoing conservation of this terrific shorebird is a group effort across […]

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What Audubon California is doing to protect the Burrowing Owl

December 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation

As shown by its winning the 2013 Bird of the Year designation, the Burrowing Owl is a favorite California bird. Unfortunately, the Burrowing Owl has been designated a Species of Special Concern, mostly due to threats to habitat from agriculture and development. The Burrowing Owl finds its home in dry open areas with low vegetation, […]

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California chapters working to save the Burrowing Owl

December 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation

Want to get involved in Burrowing Owl conservation? Check-out what your local Audubon chapter is up to. Here is a list of some great programs being held around the state: Share on Facebook

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114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count off and running

December 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

The longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starts today and runs through Jan. 5. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America will brave winter weather to add a new layer to data that has shaped conservation and Congressional decisions for over a century. Each year, the Audubon Christmas […]

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Morro Coast Audubon teaching children the importance of healthy oceans

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, How to help birds, Important Bird Areas, Pollution

Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) initiated an innovative project over the past year to educate the local residents around Morro Bay about marine debris — any litter that poses a threat to the ocean ecosystem when it enters the current — and the potential harmful impacts on coastal wildlife. Share on Facebook

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Several Audubon chapter leaders injured when deck collapses at council meeting

October 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters

Several members of California’s Audubon family were injured Saturday, Oct. 18, when a deck they were standing on collapsed. While most of those on the balcony escaped with at worst minor injuries, six or seven needed medical attention at a local hospital – one needed to be flown there by helicopter. Thankfully, none of the […]

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Most bird-friendly California cities

August 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Birding, How to help birds, Local Policy, Nature education and activities

Thank you to everyone who voted for their city (remember this list is purely derived from votes), we really delighted in reading every response. It’s good to know that so many California cities are providing a safe place for birds. Without further ado, here are the top five most bird-friendly cities: Share on Facebook

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Does your bird-friendly city have an octogenarian like Lou?

August 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Local Policy, Polls

We are appreciating all the submissions in our search for the most bird-friendly communities in California. Here’s a great story from someone voting for Arcata: 4.) Do you have an awesome Audubon chapter? Tell us about it. Redwood Region Audubon Society. Full of some of the most enthusiastic friendly folks. Ask about Rob Fowler and […]

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WINGS Internship at Debs Park – Emily Cobar

August 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities, Uncategorized, urban conservation

The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to have worked with 3 incredible interns this summer.  These Audubon WINGS Conservation Education Interns help us develop and deliver our summer camp program to the community.   Over the course of the summer these interns work with nearly 200 kids, helping them see the natural world in […]

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The return of Peregrine Falcons to Portland

August 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Peregrine Falcon

No Peregrine Falcons were nesting in Portland in 1993, but after 20 years and an intensive recovery effort, the birds have established 11 nest sites within city limits. These sites include the Fremont Bridge, the state’s most productive peregrine nest. Learn about the Audubon Society of Portland’s terrific work to help restore these magnificent birds […]

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