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Entries from May 31st, 2011

AP: Three California Condors dead from lead poisoning

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, California Condor, Pollution

The Associated Press is reporting that three California Condors have been found dead from poisoning from lead ammunition in the wild. Three more have been treated for lead poisoning and released. The birds were found in Arizona and Utah. Share on Facebook

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Raise your voice for California seabirds

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, seabirds, State Policy

If you live in California, you can help ensure the survival of seabirds by asking your legislator to vote for Assembly Bill 1299 when it comes to the Assembly floor tomorrow or the next day. As we pull more and more of the smaller forage fish out of the ocean, we’re taking valuable food resources […]

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Actress Sigourney Weaver accepts Audubon’s Rachel Carson award

May 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · National Audubon Society, Video

Actress Sigourney Weaver gave a moving speech last week while accepting Audubon’s Rachel Carson Award: Share on Facebook

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CBS News covers return of Bald Eagles to Catalina Island

May 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

CBS News has an interesting article up about the return of Bald Eagles to Cataline Island off Southern California. Share on Facebook

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What’s with all the Brown Pelicans in San Diego?

May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, seabirds

San Diego Audubon Executive Director Chris Redfern helps KPBS try to figure it all out. Share on Facebook

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Results from today’s Firstbird survey

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Flashbirding, Nature education and activities

Thanks to everyone that took part in today’s Firstbird survey. We had around 170 responses — not bad at all. A quick glance shows that House Finches, Mockingbirds, and California Towhees were out there in force this morning. Surprising number of Red-Shouldered Hawks on the list, and it’s never a bad thing to have a […]

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, National Audubon Society

Today would be Rachel Carson’s 114th birthday. We have her to thank for all these non-silent springs. Audubon Magazine has more on her legacy. Share on Facebook

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Tell us about the first bird you saw this morning

May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Flashbirding, Nature education and activities

We do it every Friday, and it’s always interesting. Just tell us about the first bird you saw this morning. We’ll take your response and add it to the resonses of people all around California and beyond. The list we get is always fascinating. To participate, just click this link and let us know. You […]

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Check out our new interactive map of California Important Bird Areas

May 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities

Audubon California has just launched a new interactive map of California Important Bird Areas. There’s a lot of information here, so we encourage you to dig around and explore. (photo by the Channel Islands – Northern Important Bird Area by Andrea Jones) Share on Facebook

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Merced Sun-Star highlights local effort to save Tricolored Blackbirds

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Landowner Stewardship, Tricolored Blackbird

Nice article in today’s Merced Sun-Star about local farmers signing agreements to save breeding colonies of Tricolored Blackbirds. Share on Facebook

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Richardson Bay Audubon Center organizes 2011 Kids’ Ocean Day in S.F.

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

On May 19, more than 500 kids from elementary schools in San Francisco and Marin came to Ocean Beach to clean the sand and make a statement about the need for healthy oceans. The event was one of several up and down the coast sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. The Richardson Bay Audubon Center […]

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Help us make this year’s Yellow-billed Magpie survey another great success

May 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Conservation research, Yellow-billed Magpie

Audubon California will be holding its third annual Yellow-billed Magpie Survey from June 3-6. Taking part is simple: All you need to do is log into eBird and record your observations during the four-day survey period. You don’t have to be expert to participate, and you don’t have to commit to counting birds for the […]

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We must find a way to save the Ashy Storm-petrel

May 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Federal Policy, Important Bird Areas, seabirds

There’s been a lot of discussion in conservation circles about how to best protect the breeding grounds for the Ashy Storm-petrel on the Farallone Islands. Lots of thorny issues have been raised, but there’s one thing that’s clear: We have to find a way to save the Ashy Storm-petrel. It’s a California bird, and we […]

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Results from today’s Firstbird survey

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Flashbirding, Yellow-billed Magpie

Big thanks to everyone that took part in today’s Firstbird survey. More than 160 sightings in all, from all over the state, country, and world. A lot of the usual birds in there — California Towhee, hummingbirds, mockingbirds, Mourning Doves and Scrub Jays — all great birds. And there were some new ones. A reporter […]

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Tell us about your first bird of the day

May 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Birding, Flashbirding

We do it every Friday, and it’s amazing. People from all over California and beyond look out their windows and take note of the first bird they see. Then they tell us what it was and we put it on a list with everyone else’s. It’s easy to join the fun, just report you sighting […]

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