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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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Western Grebes and global warming

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Climate Change

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Black Oystercatcher lovers care about global warming

September 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Black Oystercatcher, Climate Change

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We need your vote to launch innovative community project in Los Angeles

September 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities

Audubon California has partnered with Los Angeles-based Audubon chapters to submit an exciting project to the LA2050 Initiative. Building on the work we’re doing with young people in the area, we’re proposing to support teens as they highlight the amazing birds that inhabit the city’s parks, and create connections between residents and nature that haven’t […]

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Ask an Auduboner: what makes a good beach docent?

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Western Snowy Plover

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Audubon chapters spread the love of birds through summer programs

August 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Nature education and activities

Loved this article about the Santa Clara Audubon Society’s summer program for kids. This is just one example of the terrific programs for young people run by local Audubon chapters up and down the state. These folks are doing a marvelous job sparking a love of birds and nature that will last these young peoples’ […]

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Volunteering is for the birds

August 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation

We are gathering volunteer opportunities that need the help of bird lovers like you. Sign-up to volunteer here and we will send you emails that share events near you. Here are events for San Francisco Bay Area residents: Pounding for Plovers party with Pacifica Audubon The Pacifica Shorebird Alliance hopes to reverse the birds’ 75% decline […]

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Army Corps wants to kill 16,000 cormorants in Oregon

July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pacific Flyway

The Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with a plan to kill 16,000 Double-crested Cormorants next spring near the mouth of the Columbia River in an effort to protect juvenile salmon and steelhead populations. The action is planned for East Sand Island, home to the largest Caspian Tern colony in the world, the largest […]

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New brochure on protecting birds during tree trimming

July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, How to help birds, Local Policy, Resources

Take care of trees — without hurting birds!  Check out Golden Gate Audubon Society’s new brochure Healthy Trees, Healthy Birds for tips on how to trim your trees and bushes without damaging nests and birds. Learn the best time of year to trim trees. Find out how to detect nests, what to do if you find a nest, […]

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San Diego Audubon Society volunteers helping endangered California Least Terns

June 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, seabirds

Check out this great coverage of the San Diego Audubon Society’s efforts to protect endangered California Least Terns: Share on Facebook

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Snowy Plovers impacted by “eco-resort” find unlikely ally

May 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

School children in Monterey are joining Audubon California and Monterey Audubon Society in urging Fish & Wildlife Service and the Coastal Commission to revisit the decision to allow the construction of a hotel on Western Snowy Plover habitat. KION reports: Share on Facebook

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Golden Gate Audubon hires Cindy Margulis as Executive Director

May 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters

Golden Gate Audubon Society is excited to announce the hire of Cindy Margulis as its new Executive Director. Margulis, a longtime GGAS member and volunteer, brings a powerful combination of experience as a birder, wildlife educator, fundraiser, business strategist, and marketing specialist.  Her professional experience spans both the business and non-profit sectors, and she has […]

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Killing of Bay Area chicks in nest highlights importance of not trimming trees in spring

May 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, S.F. Bay

Credit to our friends at the Golden Gate Audubon Society for alerting us to this terrible story out of Oakland. On Saturday, tree trimmers hired by the downtown Post Office to trim trees not only broke down nests with chicks, but actually apparently fed several nests with chicks into a wood chipper. The birds in […]

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