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The return of Peregrine Falcons to Portland

August 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Peregrine Falcon

No Peregrine Falcons were nesting in Portland in 1993, but after 20 years and an intensive recovery effort, the birds have established 11 nest sites within city limits. These sites include the Fremont Bridge, the state’s most productive peregrine nest. Learn about the Audubon Society of Portland’s terrific work to help restore these magnificent birds […]

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Beat that, cheetah

November 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Peregrine Falcon, stupid bird humor

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California Dreaming

April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Birding, Pacific Migration, Peregrine Falcon, spring migration

Without wading into the rabbit hole that is gull appreciation, there is one gull that one often finds where one is not looking for them. As David Winkler writes in North American Birds, “Many summer visitors to the interior of western North America are puzzled when, hiking along the shore of a salt lake, a […]

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Big trouble at the Klamath National Wildlife Refuges

March 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Pacific Migration, Peregrine Falcon, spring migration

Audubon California and our partners have been quietly advocating for additional water allotments at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. While it’s not on the tip of everyone’s tongue, it is nonetheless the most important habitat for migratory waterfowl in the Lower 48. And today brings new that more than 10,000 birds have died due […]

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Western Kingbirds, big time

March 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Birding, Pacific Migration, Peregrine Falcon, spring migration

A little more than a week ago, we noticed that the Western Kingbirds were starting to hit California. Well, they’re all over the place now. We’re seeing tons of reports of them on the various birding listserves, from the Bay Area to the Central Valley to Orange County. And check out the eBird maps below: […]

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Vaux’s Swifts are on their way

March 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Birding, Pacific Migration, Peregrine Falcon, spring migration

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we at Audubon California have kind of thing for the Vaux’s Swift. There’s really nothing quite like seeing them pile into a chimney at dusk. And no one here is more into them than Jeff Chapman, the director of our Audubon Center at Debs […]

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Black-headed Grosbeaks pushing north

March 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Birding, Pacific Migration, Peregrine Falcon, spring migration

We’re noting on the various California birding listservs the timely arrival of the popular Black-headed Grosbeak. Robert Patton from San Diego spotted his first of the season on his backyard feeder on Saturday, and Dick Stovel reported seeing one for the first time in Palo Alta the same day. Looking at the eBird maps, we’re […]

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Snake versus Falcon

January 11th, 2012 · 10 Comments · How to help birds, Peregrine Falcon

As told to our Facebook fan Sharon D. by her friend in Montana: This has to be the weirdest thing that ever floated by me on the Snake River.  A Falcon and a snake were stuck together in death lock, each wanting to kill the other first.  My guess is that the Falcon snatched up […]

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Awesome birds’ eye view of Peregrine Falcon and Goshawk in flight

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird videos, Birding, Conservation research, Peregrine Falcon, Video, Wildlife photos and video

We just found this amazing BBC video taking from Peregrine Falcons and Goshawk in flight. File it under Birds are Awesome: Share on Facebook

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Birds are awesome

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding, California Condor, Nature education and activities, Peregrine Falcon, Video, Wildlife photos and video

Catching insects in their mouths, diving bombing at 180 mph, spending five years over the open ocean, fighting someone much bigger — birds can be pretty darn awesome. There’s nothing scientific or methodical about this post, we just want to highlight some of the really awesome things that birds do. This is far from a […]

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A trash dump next to Joshua Tree? No way.

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Peregrine Falcon, Pollution

A proposed landfill just outside of Joshua Tree National Park threatens some of the most precious desert landscape in the nation. Two courts have blocked the project, but the Department of Interior is considering another appeal. If the Eagle Mountain landfill ever went forward, this part of California’s fragile desert ecosystem — home to many […]

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Sonoma Land Trust completes deal for Jenner Headlands

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Peregrine Falcon, S.F. Bay

The Sonoma Land Trust has completed a deal to purchase and preserve a spectacular 5,630-acre piece of the Sonoma County coastline, full of oak forests and grasslands: The area is a haven for rare species, including northern spotted owls and California red-legged frogs. Peregrine falcons and ospreys swoop over the prairie, and mountain lions and […]

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More flame retardants found in urban Peregrine Falcons

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Peregrine Falcon, Pollution, urban conservation

A new study from state officials and researchers at UC Berkeley is showing that potentially harmful levels of flame retardants are showing up in much higher levels among urban populations of Peregrine Falcons than those in the countryside. Share on Facebook

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Vote today for Audubon California’s Bird of the Year

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Nature education and activities, Peregrine Falcon, seabirds, Western Snowy Plover

Just a reminder that voting is underway for Audubon California’s 2009 Bird of the Year. Cast your vote today: Share on Facebook

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Peregine Falcon rebounds from endangered status

August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Peregrine Falcon, State Policy

Researchers are crediting the state ban on DDT for the resurgence of the Peregrine Falcon, which was removed from the state endangered species list last month. The delisting of the falcon was supported by Audubon California after extensive discussion with experts in the field. Share on Facebook

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