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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 […]

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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

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Add shorebirds and seabirds to those benefiting from Prop. 1

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · 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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Another illustration of drought’s impact on birds

October 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

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Prop. 1 will help us keep our promise to Central Valley birds

October 14th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Water issues

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you will have seen us talk about the failed promise of water to the 19 Central Valley refuges identified in the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. Put simply, in 1992, Congress recognized that the conversion of the Central Valley into the agricultural engine that […]

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Hawk > Drone

October 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird videos, Birding, Video

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Vote for Birds this Election Day

October 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Federal Policy, State Policy, Water issues

You may not see the Allen’s Hummingbird, Long-billed Curlew, or Brown Pelican on your ballot Nov. 5 – but that doesn’t mean you can’t vote for them. This November, tell our leaders that birds matter to you. Share on Facebook

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View the Vaux’s Swifts in downtown Los Angeles

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird L.A., Birding

After the Vaux’s Swifts put on a spectacular show in Northern Calfornia, we’re starting to see them turn up at their downtown Los Angeles roost. If you’re in the area, please join us tomorrow night, Oct. 3, to watch these amazing birds come in for the evening. We’ll be watching this amazing happening from two […]

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Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo listed as Threatened

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Endangered Species Act

We just learned today that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has decided to list the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing will be effective Nov. 3. While it’s never good news to have to do this, we are greatly pleased that this bird will get the protections it […]

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