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Army Corps still looking to kill more than 11,000 cormorants in Oregon

March 4th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

Although fierce opposition from conservation organizations has forced it to scale back its plans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nonetheless moving ahead with a plan to kill more than 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River, right on the border between Oregon and Washington. The plan […]

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Appeals court strikes down attempt to remove ESA protections for Marbled Murrelet

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Endangered Species Act, seabirds

In good news for a struggling seabird, a federal appeals court has struck down a logging industry attempt to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the California, Oregon, and Washington population of Marbled Murrelet. Share on Facebook

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Bill would repeal California requirement for nonlead ammunition for hunting

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition, State Policy

A California Assembly Member James Gallagher last week introduced legislation to reverse the state’s groundbreaking law requiring the use of nonlead ammunition for hunting. In his press materials, Gallagher hauls out every argument that failed to stop Assembly Bill 711 from passage last year. The truth was that this bill had the support of a broad […]

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What caused the death of all those Cassin’s Auklets?

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Science, seabirds

Audubon Magazine takes a closer look at the mysterious die-off of Cassin’s Auklets late last year, trying to find what was causing these small birds to starve to death. (photo by D. Derickson, COASST) Share on Facebook

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While the mystery continues, mystery goo birds get a new lease on life

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Pollution, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Great to hear that some of the birds effected by the mysterious goo in San Francisco Bay are all cleaned up and being set free. Huge thanks to International Bird Rescue for that. Now let’s figure out who dumped that goo and bring them to justice. Share on Facebook

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Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits litter Kern County

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, drought, Water issues

With the California in the grips of a horrible drought, and water quantity and quality so critical in the Central Valley, it’s not great to hear that oil producers have created hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits outside state regulations, threatening both birds and groundwater supplies. Share on Facebook

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Audubon California at the Salton Sea

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea

Representatives of Audubon California — staff, leadership, and board — are visiting the Salton Sea today to get a firsthand look at one of the most important places for birds in the state, and to learn about the many challenges this habitat faces. Yesterday, we toured the lake itself and saw a lot of great […]

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Capital Public Radio looks at the crows of downtown Sacramento

February 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding

Pauline Bartolone of Capital Public Radio digs into the story behind the large flocks of crows in downtown Sacramento, interviewing everyone from the local homeless to expert ornithologists to get a broad picture of this fascinating group of corvids: Thousands of crows roost on tree tops along 10th street in downtown Sacramento. Over the years, they’ve been […]

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Audubon chapters, advocates step up to fight delisting of Coastal California Gnatcatcher

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act

This is a photo of a giant stack of letters we put in the mail last Friday, about 4,700 total from Audubon activists to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service voicing their opposition to the proposed delisting of the Coastal California Gnatcatcher. Pretty impressive, but actually just a small fraction of the comments that Audubon […]

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Op-ed: Coastal California Gnatcatcher should remain on the Endangered Species List

February 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Brigid McCormack, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy

In today’s Los Angeles News Group publications across Southern California, Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack attacks the petition to delist the Coastal California Gnatcatcher: It is one thing to argue that a particular species — be it a bird, mammal, fish or amphibian — shouldn’t be listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act. It […]

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Raven at Levi’s Stadium

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding

Lots of people are raving about this cool video captured by a webcam capturing the transformation of Levi’s Stadium to an outdoor hockey rink. We like anything with a Raven in it, but there’s something about this video that isn’t quite right. Why is the stadium construction in time-lapse, but the Raven isn’t? Anyway, we’re […]

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Concerning Apple’s investment in solar energy

February 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

You may have heard the news last week that Apple is investing $850 million in a solar project to power its new headquarters and stores, but you might also have been confused to learn that Audubon California and a bunch of other conservation groups are opposed to the idea. Well, as usual, the reality is […]

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The Coastal California Gnatcatcher is a different bird

February 18th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act

As any reader of this blog should know, Audubon California is actively opposing a petition to remove Endangered Species Act protections from the Coastal California Gnatcatcher. The Southern California developers who filed the delisting petition — so that they can build on the coastal sage scrub habitat that the bird needs to survive — contend […]

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An evening of fishing off the Santa Barbara Pier

February 14th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding

photo by Eric Wat. Share on Facebook

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Now you know how to draw an owl

February 14th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, birds and culture

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