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“We couldn’t be prouder of Debs Park”

April 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities

As part of the Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Earth Day celebration, Audubon California and the National Parks Conservation Association partnered to make a loud show of support for accessible open space. The NPCA is talking up its #findyourvoice campaign, which is designed to rally people to show support for our National Parks. One of […]

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Effort to repeal landmark 2013 lead ammunition law quietly fizzles

April 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition, Pollution

We got word yesterday that a legislative effort to repeal 2013′s landmark law that will require nonlead ammunition in hunting by 2019 has been quietly withdrawn. Assembly Bill 395 would have repealed Assembly Bill 711, which was co-sponsored by Audubon California, Humane Society of the United States and Defenders of Wildlife. The bill was scheduled […]

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Working with duck clubs to provide wetland habitat for migrating shorebirds

April 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, drought, Water issues, Working lands conservation

Audubon California and The Nature Conservancy are working with duck clubs in the Central Valley to provide wetland habitat for migrating shorebirds whose normal habitat has been hit hard by the drought. Check out the news piece above. Share on Facebook

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Sepulveda Basin habitat still struggling from Army Corps mess in 2012

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A.

Remember that time in 2012 when the Army Corps of Engineers went in and wrecked a huge amount of bird habitat at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve? According to folks on the scene, including the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, that area has yet to recover. Share on Facebook

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Explore the birds of South LA on May 2 Bird LA Day

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding

Los Angeles is an amazing place for birds, but you don’t have to go up into Santa Monica Mountains for find great examples. There are all kinds of surprises right down in the middle of the urban environment. Which brings us to one of the more fascinating events for the May 2 Bird LA Day, […]

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Tax day stupid bird humor

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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Saving egrets at the Googleplex

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

Terrific story about how Google is working with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society to protect nesting egrets on the Googleplex campus in Mountain View. Share on Facebook

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So Cal friends, get set for Bird LA Day on May 2

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird L.A., Birding, birds and culture

As we’ve said before, Los Angeles is one of the most amazing places for birds in California, if not the country. On May 2, Angelenos will celebrate the birds of LA in a unique way – with the first Bird LA Day. The day will include more than 30 events throughout the region, all unified […]

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Audubon chapters: Getting strategic

April 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation

Leaders from three Audubon chapters (Ohlone Audubon, Madrone Audubon, and Mt. Diable Audubon) met today at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary with consultant Paquita Bath, who is being provided by Audubon California to help their chapters become even stronger forces for conservation in their communities. This was the first session in a six-month effort […]

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Please don’t kill me

April 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set to kill more than 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants in Oregon, one bird says, “Please don’t kill me.” Share on Facebook

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Victory!

April 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition

The California Fish and Game Commission passed the regulations to phase-out lead ammunition at today’s hearing. Today’s decision implements Assembly Bill 711, which Audubon California co-sponsored in 2013 with Defenders of Wildlife and the Humane Society of the United States. The vote was unanimous and a great victory for vulnerable birds like the California Condor and […]

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How to identify a Tricolored Blackbird

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Tricolored Blackbird

Audubon California’s Samantha Arthur talks about how to identify a Tricolored Blackbird in the video above. The big difference between the Tricolored and the Red-winged is that colored bar under the red. On the Tricolored, in the male, it’s bright white. On the Red-wing, it’s more yellow-orange. Help us save the Tricolored Blackbird. Share on […]

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What is up, Jonathan Franzen?

April 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Just got through reading author and birder Jonathan Franzen’s essay in the New Yorker about climate change and conservation. We were hardly a hundred words into the article — thinking “Hey, how cool is it that this super-famous guy is talking about bird conservation in the New Yorker!” — when we suddenly found Audubon taking […]

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First wild California Condor chick of 2015

March 30th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, California Condor

Thanks to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff at the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, we have this amazing photo of the first California Condor chick of 2015. This shot was taken by Joseph Brandt who rappelled down a cliff to visit the condor family’s cave. More on the Condor Cave Facebook […]

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What the drought looks like at Half Dome

March 28th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Climate Change, drought, Global Warming, Water issues

Photo courtesy Yosemite National Park. Share on Facebook

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