Audublog

Entries Tagged as 'Audubon California'

Uncovered toxic ponds at solar plant kill dozens of birds

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat

The headline pretty much says it all. Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Barn Owl not thrilled to find an American Kestrel in its house

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Video, Wildlife photos and video

We enjoyed this little moment that our Audubon Starr Ranch Barn Owl webcam caught the other day. One of our loyal viewers was good enough to capture it and post it to YouTube: Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

With global warming, why bother migrating south for the winter?

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, fall migration, Global Warming, Pacific Flyway

Interesting article noting that increasing numbers of Pacific Black Brant are choosing not to bother flying south from their breeding grounds in Alaska to warming climates during the winter: Scientists have documented that increasing numbers of black brant are skipping that far southern migration and staying in Alaska instead. Fewer than 3,000 wintered in Alaska […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

Vote for birds this Election Day

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Water issues

Vote for birds this Election Day. Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

How birds will benefit if Prop. 1 passes

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

Willow Flycatcher by Kelly Colgan Azar As the Nov. 4 election approaches, Audubon California has been listing the various benefits to California birds that will come about with the measure’s passage. We’ve talked about the birds of the Central Valley, shorebirds and seabirds, the Klamath, and other areas. Now we just want to list all […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ····

Prop. 1 is a big part of the solution for Central Valley birds

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

A key provision of Proposition 1 could provide tens of millions of dollars for the state’s legal obligations to support 19 Central Valley wildlife refuges that provide critically important wetland habitat for ducks, geese and other migratory birds. Federal law requires California to pay 25 percent of the cost to provide sufficient water to meet the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

You won’t believe how the sound of this forest has changed

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Conservation research

Bernie Kraus is a bio-accoustician who records and studies natural sounds. Check out this KQED story about how he has recorded the same patch of forest in Northern California over time and found dramatic changes in the sounds he hears. You won’t believe your ears. Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Add shorebirds and seabirds to those benefiting from Prop. 1

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Salton Sea, State Policy, Water issues

While Proposition 1 on the November ballot will help birds of all types throughout the state, two types of birds that you might not expect to benefit from a water bond stand to gain a great deal. Shorebirds and seabirds – including endangered or imperiled species – will directly benefit from funding to state agencies […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Olivia: global warming and the Common Raven

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

The Common Raven is one of the 314 North American birds predicted to be heavily impacted by global warming, a fact that caught Olivia Winslow from the Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team as particularly harrowing: Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Pelican Dreams showing around the country

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Birding, seabirds, Video, Wildlife photos and video

You may have heard us talk about Judy Irving and her wonderful documentary film project, Pelican Dreams. It’s a great movie about the compelling subject of the California Brown Pelican. Please take a look at the calendar on the movie’s website and find a showing near you. Here’s the trailer: Pelican DreamsTrailer from Shadow Distribution […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Our failed promise to Central Valley birds

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Water issues

We spoken many times in this space about the 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the need to provide water for these vital wetland habitats. We took a closer look at how well these refuges have fared this year, and it doesn’t look good. We simply haven’t delivered the water we’ve promised. Share on […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Baltimore Orioles and global warming

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, Nature education and activities

In this video, Diego Zapata talks about how the Baltimore Oriole launched his love of birds, and how he intends to help the bird survive the challenges of global warming where he lives in Los Angeles. Zapata is a member of the Audubon Center at Debs Park Arroyo Green Team, a group of young people […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ····

The birds need you to vote for them

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, State Policy, Water issues

Tell us that you’re voting for the birds this Election Day. Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Audubon Bobcat Ranch slowly making its way back from July 4 fire

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Bird Habitat, Working lands conservation

Above is a short video report from Cari Koopman Rivers, who manages the Audubon Bobcat Ranch, just outside of Winters. The fire she is talking about is the Monticello Fire that swept over more than half of the ranch’s 6,800 acres on July 4 of this year. Since then, Koopman Rivers has not only been […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Another illustration of drought’s impact on birds

October 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

Share on Facebook

[Read more →]

Tags: ·