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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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Why the Western Snowy Plover is a 2012 Bird of the Year nominee

December 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Western Snowy Plover

The Western Snowy Plover, a bird with a threatened population, could be called the fluffiest nominee for this year’s Bird of the Year award. This beach-dweller is not only cute, it is also a powerful reminder of the strength of the Audubon network. Audubon California provides a comprehensive resource for information, education and community involvement […]

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Your nominees for Audubon California’s 2012 Bird of the Year are …

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Black Oystercatcher, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Snowy Plover

The nominees for Audubon California’s 2012 Bird of the Year are: Golden Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Tricolored Blackbird, Yellow Warbler, Sandhill Crane, Western Snowy Plover, and Burrowing Owl. You’ll decide which bird wins. Vote now for one of the nominated birds — or write in your own choice. Voting continues through Dec. 7. Want to know […]

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Protecting the Western Snowy Plover

October 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, National Audubon Society, Pacific Flyway, Video, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon chapters up and down the West Coast are partnering with state and federal agencies to protect the Threatened Western Snowy Plover. As you can see in the video below, it’s an amazing bird: Share on Facebook

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Plovers making comeback at Pescadero

July 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

Great news today about a successful breeding pair of Western Snowy Plovers at Pescadero State Beach, where the species hasn’t successfully bred in more than 30 years. If this bird is going to come off the endangered list, we’re going to need to see it recover breeding sites like this one. Note that it was […]

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