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First wild-hatched condor in Big Sur dies

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

Sad news out of Big Sur this week, as word of the passing of California Condor #444, also named Ventana, was made public. While the cause of death apparently hasn’t been confirmed, the bird was treated in May for lead poisoning. Share on Facebook

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Are we listening?

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

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Fresno’s Jeff Davis talks about the Yellow-billed Magpie and global warming

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Global Warming, Yellow-billed Magpie

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Help us avoid a disaster for birds in the Klamath

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, fall migration, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Lack of water in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has resulted in dangerous overcrowding at nearby Tule Lake, where thousands of vulnerable birds have already died from disease. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that it is totally avoidable. Our reports tell us that there is water available for the refuges […]

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Former Parks Service Superintendent warns about Joshua Tree solar project

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat

Mark Butler, a former National Parks Service superintendent, writes in the Desert Sun that a proposed solar project for the desert near Joshua Tree shouldn’t be allowed. He is particularly concerned that the technology for the project, similar to that at the controversial Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert, has shown to be dangerous to birds […]

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Colbert takes on issue of global warming and birds

September 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Conservation research, National Audubon Society

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Black Oystercatcher lovers care about global warming

September 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Black Oystercatcher, Climate Change

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Brigid McCormack talks about California birds and global warming

September 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Climate Change, Global Warming, How to help birds, National Audubon Society

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More than 170 California birds threatened by global warming

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Global warming is a serious threat to California birds. A seven-year study from the National Audubon Society released today finds that global warming threatens the survival of more than 170 California species in the coming decades. This includes iconic California birds such as the Brown Pelican, Allen’s Hummingbird, Yellow-billed Magpie, and many others. These are […]

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Op-ed: Migratory birds, refuges need our help

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Water issues

Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack co-authors a piece in today’s Sacramento Bee about the need for policy makers to consider the needs of migratory birds during the drought. Here’s a key section: It is time for a change. California needs balanced policy solutions that protect fish, birds, families and farmers alike. Agricultural stakeholders, water […]

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Inaction on Salton Sea will cost region billions

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea, Water issues

Failure to act on the many problems at the Salton Sea will cost the region billions in the coming decades, says a new report from the Pacific Institute. For years, this globally significant important bird area has been challenged by the poor management of its limited water resources: Failure to revitalize the ailing Salton Sea […]

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We need your vote to launch innovative community project in Los Angeles

September 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities

Audubon California has partnered with Los Angeles-based Audubon chapters to submit an exciting project to the LA2050 Initiative. Building on the work we’re doing with young people in the area, we’re proposing to support teens as they highlight the amazing birds that inhabit the city’s parks, and create connections between residents and nature that haven’t […]

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Botulism outbreak at Tule Lake made worse by drought

August 31st, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

With drought reducing the amount of water available to migratory birds, we saw this coming. Thousands of birds have died of avian botulism at Tule Lake, a situation made worse by dry habitat areas. With so little water going to the areas around the lake, birds are congregating in the lake, which makes it much […]

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Birds are warning us about climate change

August 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution

Back in the spring of 2010, as oil began pouring from a damaged undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico, the news media searched for stories that could illustrate the environmental damage for the American public. Just a few days into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, such a story ran, announcing the discovery and subsequent rescue […]

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Swaying

August 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding

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