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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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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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Op-ed: Monterey ‘Eco-resort’ poses real problems for Threatened birds

May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Local Policy, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon California’s Andrea Jones calls upon the California Coastal Commission to do the right thing for Threatened Western Snowy Plovers in a recent opinion piece for the Monterey County Herald. The Commission recently approved a proposed 39-acre resort on pristine beach habitat in Sand City, just north of Monterey. The project will sit right on […]

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Great coverage of San Diego Audubon’s Share Our Shores program

May 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon chapters are doing some great work to raise awareness about the threatened Western Snowy Plover, and protect this imperiled species. One terrific program is being led by the San Diego Audubon Society, whose Share Our Shores program involves kids from five schools. Check out the video. Share on Facebook

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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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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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Students making a difference for the Western Snowy Plover with their art

March 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Western Snowy Plover

One of the coolest aspects of on-the-ground Western Snowy Plover conservation in California is the terrific way that it integrates local communities into the effort. We’ve spoken elsewhere about the incredible value of local volunteers and Audubon chapters in monitoring the nests on beaches, conducting outreach, and taking part in local political advocacy. But perhaps […]

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California needs more beach chicks

March 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Western Snowy Plover

You can help protect a Western Snowy Plover nest right here. Share on Facebook

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Ten things you need to know about Western Snowy Plover

February 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon California and Audubon chapters are heavily invested in saving the Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover. Here are ten things about this cool bird that you should know: Share on Facebook

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Watch a Snowy Plover chick hatch from an egg

February 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Western Snowy Plover

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Introducing our interactive Western Snowy Plover map

January 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Video, Volunteer, Western Snowy Plover

Use our interactive map to explore Snowy Plover volunteer opportunities at beaches near you.  Share on Facebook

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Think Twice before Releasing a Balloon

June 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Important Bird Areas, Pollution, Uncategorized, Western Snowy Plover

It’s graduation season which means celebrations. It’s breeding season along our coast which means plovers scurrying along the beaches, seabirds bringing fish to their young, and sea lions and elephant seals growing and learning to swim. Snowy Plover monitors in San Luis Obispo county recently alerted us to the fact that while they were out […]

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A new opportunity for the Western Snowy Plover

June 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Western Snowy Plover

In May of last year, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service revised the Critical Habitat designation for the pacific coast population of the Western Snowy Plover, which breeds in the US in coastal California, Washington, and Oregon. The revision increases critical habitat from 12,150 acres to 24,527 acres of coastal beach-dune ecosystem habitat along the US […]

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Endangered California Least Tern nesting in Malibu for the first time in decades

June 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A., Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

Great news out of Los Angeles, where the Endangered California Least Tern has been discovered breeding at the Malibu Lagoon for the first time since 1940. Dan Cooper earlier this week  found 58 California Least Terns and then Los Angeles Audubon biologist Tom Ryan discovered 7 one-egg nests within the symbolic fenced area that Los […]

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