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Sharing Our Shores programs protect threatened shorebirds all along California coast

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments · Audublog, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Western Snowy Plover

Western snowy plover chicks. Photo by USFWS Audubon California’s Sharing Our Shores program is protecting threatened shorebirds by educating the public about nesting locations on our beaches and how we can minimize disturbing parents and chicks during breeding season. Our partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided an overview of how government agencies […]

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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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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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Latest wildlife impacts from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

May 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Here are the latest numbers from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill. 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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Spread of Santa Barbara oil spill raises concerns about Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point

May 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Crude oil from a ruptured pipeline at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara has moved south to Coal Oil Point Reserve, where threatened Western Snowy Plovers are in the middle of their nesting season. The Santa Barbara Audubon Society, which has been working closely with the reserve on protecting the birds, is standing by to […]

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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

Sign-up to receive volunteer opportunities here. 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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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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