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Entries from November 29th, 2010

Tricolored Blackbird nominated for 2010 Bird of the Year

November 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Nature education and activities, Tricolored Blackbird

The Tricolored Blackbird is one of six nominees for Audubon California’s 2010 Bird of the Year. Learn more about the other nominated birds and cast your vote on our website: Share on Facebook

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Great Gray Owl nominated for 2010 Bird of the Year

November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Nature education and activities, Polls

The Great Gray Owl is one of six birds nominated for Audubon California’s 2010 Bird of the Year. Cast your vote today. Share on Facebook

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Upcoming Audubon California Assembly to feature seabird expert Peter Harrison as keynote

November 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon California Assembly, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Birding, Nature education and activities

Those who attend the Audubon California Assembly next year are going to be in for a big treat when they get to see seabird expert Peter Harrison in person. Harrison is probably the world’s most respected expert on the subject, and he is a fascinating, dynamic speaker. In the clip below, he visits the program “Travels […]

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Save the Date for the Snow Goose Festival January 27 – 30th in Chico, CA

November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Birding

Experience the Wonders of the Pacific Flyway Over 50 guided field trips & workshops Junior Naturalist Activities Pacific Flyway Art Exhibit & Reception Banquet & Silent Auction Keynote Speaker, John Muir Laws – Naturalist, Artist, Educator & Author Exhibits & Vendors Galore Online registration begins in December www.snowgoosefestival.org Share on Facebook

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Clark’s Grebe nominated for 2010 Bird of the Year

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Conservation research, Nature education and activities, Polls, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Snowy Plover

The Clark’s Grebe is one of six birds nominated for Audubon California’s 2010 Bird of the Year. Cast your vote today. Share on Facebook

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Western Snowy Plover nominated for Audubon California’s 2010 Bird of the Year

November 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Nature education and activities, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Snowy Plover

The Western Snowy Plover is one of six birds nominated for the 2010 Audubon California Bird of the Year. The other five are the California Condor, Great Gray Owl, Clark’s Grebe, Sandhill Crane and Tricolored Blackbird. Cast your vote today. Share on Facebook

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Heros for the Western Snowy Plover

November 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon Magazine this months highlights the efforts of two heros for the Western Snowy Plover: Los Angeles Audubon’s Stacey Vigallon and former Audubon California Board Member Cristina Sandoval. These two do fantastic work for a species that is really struggling to survive. (photo by Glen Tepke) Share on Facebook

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Chronicle’s Guide to Field Guides

November 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Nature education and activities

The San Francisco Chronicle today serves up the first part of its Guide to Field Guides. This first part recommends John Muir Laws’ Guide to San Francisco Bay, a project that Audubon California sponsored with Heyday Books. Cool. Share on Facebook

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L.A. Times poll: Latinos and Asians more concerned about environment

November 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Global Warming, Polls, Pollution

Interesting new poll from the Los Angeles Times shows that California’s Latinos and Asians are more concerned about key environmental issues like climate change and pollution than whites. While this might surprise some, it doesn’t surprise those interviewed for the story, including Audubon California’s Dan Taylor, who note that often it is these minority populations […]

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Farming for wildlife in Winters

November 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Landowner Stewardship

John Anderson — a longtime friend of Audubon California and as key source of inspiration for our own Landowner Stewardship Program — is profiled in the Daily Democrat today, making his pitch for the benefits of integrating wildlife habitat into modern farming. Share on Facebook

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California Condor is one of six nominated for 2010 Bird of the Year

November 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, National Audubon Society, Nature education and activities

The California Condor has been nominated by the Audubon California Board of Directors for the 2010 Bird of the Year, along with the Western Snowy Plover, Clark’s Grebe, Tricolored Blackbird, Sandhill Crane, and Great Gray Owl. Cast your vote today. Share on Facebook

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Stop by our booth at the Central Valley Birding Symposium this weekend

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Nature education and activities

If you’re going to the Central Valley Birding Symposium this weekend, drop by Audubon California’s booth and say hello. Share on Facebook

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Bird of the Year featured in San Diego Union Tribune

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Nature education and activities

Great press for our Bird of the Year vote in the San Diego Union Tribune. If you haven’t cast your vote, now is the time. Share on Facebook

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State grant to fund protection of more than 62,000 acres on Tejon Ranch

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Important Bird Areas, National Audubon Society, State Policy, Tejon Ranch

In a move that ensures the lasting protection of some of California’s most ecologically important landscapes, the state of California today approved a grant to fund the purchase of conservation easements on 62,000 acres of the Tejon Ranch. The $15.8 million grant will establish one of the largest conservation easements in California history. The action […]

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Help us find Mountain Plovers in California

November 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Conservation research, Nature education and activities

Audubon California in January 2011 is conducting a survey of Mountain Plovers in California, and we could use your help. The survey will take place January 20 through 24 in sites all around the state. Some of the areas we’ll be focusing on include the Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Tulare Basin, Imperial Valley, Panoche […]

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