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Plovers showing signs of oil at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 25th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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The latest on the Santa Barbara oil spill

May 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, State Policy

Here’s the latest information we have on the oil spill, from state officials: In response to the oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara, state and federal officials have activated something called the Unified Incident Command System which the government organizes to respond to major disasters, such as earthquakes and wildfires. This command […]

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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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Audubon California calls for full investigation into Santa Barbara oil spill

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Pollution, State Policy

Representatives of Audubon California today called on state agencies to fully investigate the cause of the oil spill that has blackened Santa Barbara beaches and is killing an unknown number of birds and other wildlife. Also at issue is the fact that officials reportedly alerted to the spill by a private citizen walking the beach […]

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Brigid McCormack on Santa Barbara oil spill

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Pollution

The following is a statement from Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack regarding yesterday’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara: “Anytime you have oil spilled into the marine ecosystem it’s a major threat for birds and other wildlife. As we learned in the Gulf Spill, and in the 1969 spill not far […]

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Oil spill in Santa Barbara

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Pollution

About 21,000 gallons of oil have been spilled into the ocean near Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Share on Facebook

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California still leading the way on climate

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming

California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with international leaders from 11 other states and provinces, collectively representing more than $4.5 trillion in GDP and 100 million people, to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius – the warming threshold at which scientists say there will likely be […]

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Endangered Species Act is under attack

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife, the Endangered Species Act, is under a coordinated assault. Since January, Audubon has tracked more than 30 bills and amendments that have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would dismantle the Act, including eight extreme bills in the Senate that received a hearing […]

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Endangered Tricolored Blackbirds foraging in the Central Valley

May 11th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur spotted some endangered Tricolored Blackbirds foraging in the Central Valley late last week. Share on Facebook

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The dying sea

May 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea

In case you missed it, the New Yorker recently offered a stunning primer on the environmental issues surrounding the Salton Sea. Heavy stuff. Share on Facebook

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How can we enjoy birds and nature if it’s unhealthy to breathe the air outside?

May 7th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Pollution

The release last week of new data from the American Lung Association about the dangers of air pollution in California puts more urgency into current legislative efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The reality is that while air pollution in the form of greenhouse gas emissions is the leading cause of global warming, air pollution is also […]

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Bird LA Day unites an entire city around birds

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding

As we pulled up to the red light at the corner of 7th Street and Alvarado in downtown Los Angeles, Andrea Jones shouted “There’s a Black-crowned Night Heron.” And sure enough, there it was, gliding out from behind the sign for the Cambio de Cheques/check cashing store against the colorful background of the farmacia on […]

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Assembly Bill 498 will help California preserve its most important habitat areas

May 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

Because global warming will present new challenges for many of California’s most prized landscapes. Audubon California is co-sponsoring Assembly Bill 498, which seeks to protect wildlife corridors. The bill, authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine, will make it state policy to protect these vital linkages between valuable habitat areas, which is essential for the health […]

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Social media highlights from Bird LA Day

May 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding, Nature education and activities

Wow, Bird LA Day yesterday was amazing. While we’re still sorting through our photos and video from the various events, we thought we’d pull together the social media highlights to give an overview of the amazing breadth of activity across the larger Los Angeles area. Enjoy. Share on Facebook

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