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Don’t trim trees in the spring

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat

Trees are full of nests in the spring, so a way better time to trim is in the fall. Share on Facebook

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Birders arriving in droves to see Marsh Sandpiper in Solano County

April 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Birding

The rare arrival of a Marsh Sandpiper to California is big news to birders in this state and beyond. The bird, which is native to Europe and Asia, arrived here a few days ago and has attracted a ton of attention. It’s also lighting up all the birding listservs. The American Birding Association blog has […]

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State drought operations plan will be painful for all — including the birds

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

Great piece in today’s Sacramento Bee by Matt Weiser about the state’s operations plan for water during the drought. Short version: everyone is going to be feeling the pain. Great input by Audubon California’s Brigid McCormack highlighting the importance of water for the 19 Central Valley refuges that provide vital habitat for millions of migrating […]

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Water for refuges remains in key water bond bill

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

Following about two weeks of doubt, Audubon California has now learned that — thanks in large part to the Audubon network in California — language requiring the state to fulfill its promise to provide water for the Central Valley’s 19 wildlife refuges has survived in one of the legislatures key water bond bills. Prior to […]

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Spring migration in the city

April 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Brigid McCormack, S.F. Bay, spring migration

The sudden flash of yellow in the tree outside the Daly City BART station stopped me in my tracks. I’d been hustling from the parking lot to catch my 8:30 train — who knows what going through my head: a meeting, a lunch, a conference call, another meeting. But all that was erased completely by […]

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San Joaquin River named America’s most endangered river

April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, San Joaquin River

California’s San Joaquin River tops the 2014 list of America’s most endangered rivers released today by American Rivers. The San Joaquin River is California’s second largest river, running 350 miles from its headwaters in the southern Sierra Nevada to its meeting with the Sacramento River in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. It is a river with a […]

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Wildlife refuges can’t be left out of 2014 water bond

March 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

As lawmakers work down several paths toward refining a water bond to put before the voters this November, a new development with one of the leading pieces of bond legislation has conservation advocates worried. Amendments currently being proposed to Assembly Bill 1331 would strip the bond of language requiring the state to fulfill its promise […]

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New limits on California rodenticide use are a big win for birds and other wildlife

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, State Policy

In a huge victory for birds and other wildlife, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation took action to limit the use of a certain kind of rodent poison that has been known to also harm a wide variety of non-targeted birds and other wildlife. The rodenticides in question, known as anticoagulant rodenticides, build up in […]

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Los Angeles leads all U.S. counties in nationwide bird count

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding, Nature education and activities

Already known for the movie business, freeways and surfing, Los Angeles may need to add another one to the list: birdwatching. With the recent release of data from February’s Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide birding event, comes news that Los Angeles led all United States counties in the number of reports and species. During the […]

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Audubon mourns the passing of Jerry Karr

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters

We were saddened late last week to hear of the passing of former Audubon California Boardmember Gerald “Jerry” Dale Karr. We have so many great memories of working with Jerry here at Audubon California, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Jerry had a great sense of humor and a real passion for life – […]

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Dry spring imperils rare Tricolored Blackbirds

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird, Water issues

Great piece this weekend by Mark Grossi of the Fresno Bee about how the drought is making things particularly tough for the state’s Tricolored Blackbird population. If you’ve been following Audubon California for any length of time, you know that we are heavily invested in saving the Tricolored Blackbird. We’ll have more on this story […]

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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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