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Allen’s Hummingbird named Audubon California’s 2014 Bird of the Year

December 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding

One of California’s most beloved birds today was named the 2014 Audubon California Bird of the Year. The Allen’s Hummingbird – which lives exclusively along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Oregon – received the designation after totaling nearly 30 percent of votes cast during an online poll this fall. The Allen’s Hummingbird migrates between […]

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Could global warming research inspire a new wave of green birding?

December 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

While no one is going to say that people looking at birds are a remotely significant source of the global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, there is a growing number of birders who are exploring less carbon-reliant ways to enjoy the wonders of nature. After all, they folks might say, if we’re going […]

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Last day to vote for 2014 Bird of the Year

December 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding

This is the final day to vote for the 2014 Bird of the Year. We’ve got some great nominees this time around. And if you’ve already voted, remember that you can vote as many times as you like. Don’t let your bird down. Share on Facebook

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A day at Ivanpah

December 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change

I was as shocked as everybody else when news got out this summer about the number of birds being killed at the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System in the Mojave Desert. All of us at Audubon California were alarmed at reports of “streamers,” birds literally set afire in midair from the intense heat generated by […]

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Bird enthusiasts across California ready for annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Christmas Bird Count, Climate Change, Global Warming

Californians from all walks of life will take to the outdoors this holiday season to participate in the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running wildlife census in the world. Between Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan. 5, 2015, thousands of Californians will transform into volunteer scientists to assess the size of bird populations in […]

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Lead from ammo continues to be a major problem for condors

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

A new study out of UC Davis indicates that poisoning from spent lead ammunition continues to be a significant problem for California Condors. Just this week, the California Fish and Game Commission moved forward on a timeline for implementing Assembly Bill 711, which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for hunting throughout California beginning […]

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Wisdom returns

December 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, seabirds

The oldest known wild bird, a female Laysan Albatross named Wisdom, has returned to her nesting ground on Midway Island. According to U.S. Fish & Wildlife officials, the 63-year-old bird has reconnected with her mate and appears to be preparing a nest. She has already raised between 30 and 35 chicks in her lifetime, including […]

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CA Fish and Game Commission votes in favor of emergency listing for Tricolored Blackbird

December 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Landowner Stewardship, Tricolored Blackbird, Working lands conservation

Responding to an alarming drop in the rare bird’s numbers, the California Fish and Game Commission today approved an emergency listing of the Tricolored Blackbird under the California Endangered Species Act. Representatives of Audubon California say they support the action by the Commission, which comes on the heels of a statewide survey completed this summer […]

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Fish and Game Commission to consider second emergency listing for Tricolored Blackbird

December 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Tricolored Blackbird

Representatives from Audubon will be in Van Nuys tomorrow to argue before the California Fish and Game Commission in support of an emergency listing of the rare Tricolored Blackbird. Our message will be that this is an appropriate step to arrest the rapid decline of this near endemic species, but that listing alone won’t reverse […]

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Op-ed: Drought is killing birds in the Klamath

December 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Water issues

Audubon California’s Brigid McCormack writes this week in the Eureka Times-Standard about how the drought is harming birds in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important places for birds in North America: Even though it is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the continental Unites States, the Lower Klamath National […]

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Peregine Falcon scatters ducks at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

December 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding

Pretty cool video of Pintail Ducks reacting to a Peregrine Falcon. Share on Facebook

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Stupid bird humor: shopping frenzy edition

November 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, stupid bird humor

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Your handy guide to talking about birds and global warming this holiday

November 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Climate Change, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

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Egging on Sea Duck Recovery: Scientists testing new method for boosting waterbird populations in Richardson Bay

November 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

In an effort to find new ways to support the spectacular waterbirds of San Francisco Bay, ecologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are working with the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary to test out a potentially new way to provide food for declining Surf Scoters, a large sea duck that was once much […]

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BLM rejects controversial solar project in Mojave Desert

November 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management this week rejected an application for a controversial solar project in the Mojave Desert’s Silurian Valley. Conservation groups, including Audubon California, had raised concerns over the project because it was outside established development areas and included pristine habitat areas. In the end, the BLM found these arguments persuasive: Jim […]

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