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Audubon California at the Salton Sea

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 projected 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 […]

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Attention Audubon chapter members

January 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters

As an Audubon Member you are eligible to vote for the election of Audubon’s directors at the Annual Meeting of Members. This year’s Annual Meeting will take place on February 6th in Amelia Island, Florida. While we encourage members to attend this meeting in person, we know our supporters are based across the country and […]

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Audubon keeps its eyes on the drought

December 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters

Fresno Audubon Society’s President, Robert Snow, reflects on the initial results of drought impact surveying at Los Banos Wildlife Area’s wetland habitat in a cautiously hopeful tone, “Your wish is that you get to experience a flock of a thousand birds flying over your head when you do these [surveys], but I just haven’t seen […]

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Meet our new Chapter Network Managers

December 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters

We are happy to announce the creation of three brand new positions at Audubon California. Travis Abeyta, Desiree Loggins, and Ariana Rickard will be Chapter Network Managers. These kind folks will be there to help Audubon California work with chapters to make all of our efforts for conservation bigger and better. Here’s a little about […]

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Could global warming research inspire a new wave of green birding?

December 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

While no one is going to say that people looking at birds are a remotely significant source of the global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, there is a growing number of birders who are exploring less carbon-reliant ways to enjoy the wonders of nature. After all, they folks might say, if we’re going […]

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Bird enthusiasts across California ready for annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Christmas Bird Count, Climate Change, Global Warming

Californians from all walks of life will take to the outdoors this holiday season to participate in the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running wildlife census in the world. Between Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan. 5, 2015, thousands of Californians will transform into volunteer scientists to assess the size of bird populations in […]

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Audubon chapters working to ease the drought’s effect on birds

October 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Audubon California is partnering with chapters to visit “at-risk” refuges to monitor waterfowl and shorebirds. This real-time data is provided to refuge managers to inform land management decisions to benefit birds. This program is the first of its kind. The Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership provided program design oversight and identified the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey […]

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Most people don’t ever make it here

September 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Volunteer

Lake Almanor is a 4.5  hour drive from San Francisco and a 3 hour drive from Sacramento, to say it is remote is to be kind. This tucked-away lake in Plumas County is one of the four lakes included in Audubon’s Western and Clark’s Grebes conservation program. Plumas Audubon Society has managed and staffed grebe monitoring and […]

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Fresno’s Jeff Davis talks about the Yellow-billed Magpie and global warming

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Global Warming, Yellow-billed Magpie

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