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Entries from October 31st, 2011

You should be Birding the Net

October 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Birding, National Audubon Society

As this video shows, Audubon has let birds loose all over the Internet: Birding the Net is a Facebook-based social media game that is easy to play, as you can see in this quick video primer: Share on Facebook

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The meaning of birds during Halloween

October 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Audubon California

(Painting by Linda Apple) Birds provide some of Halloween’s major symbolic overtones. You’d be hard-pressed to walk into a holiday superstore and not find owls, ravens and crows in the decoration aisle. We at Audubon find these darkly-plumed creatures to be friends not fiends, so how did these birds become associated with evil? Share on Facebook

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Audubon to Angry Birds fans: Get real

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Birding, National Audubon Society

Calling all Angry Birds fans! You think you know birds? It’s time to get real. Audubon has issued a challenge to all Angry Birds fans to take their hand at playing Birding the Net, an innovative social media game recently launched by the nonprofit. The Facebook-based Birding the Net game has already captivated 5,000 to […]

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Need a quick video primer for Birding the Net? Look no further

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Birding, National Audubon Society, Video

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Pondering Salton Sea restoration

October 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, National Audubon Society, Salton Sea, State Policy

For the longest time, Audubon has been concerned about the future of the Salton Sea. Early on, it was chapters that led the fight, but then Audubon California and the National Audubon Society got involved. Lately, we’ve been pressuring the state to keep its promises about the Salton Sea. Today brings an interesting viewpoint from […]

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Not the Autobahn

October 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, National Audubon Society, Video

We’re Audubon, not the Autobahn. Think birds, not cars: Share on Facebook

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The mystery of Dan the California Quail

October 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Birding, Polls

Audubon California received an interesting call from the suburbs of Chicago. A woman spotted what she believed to be a California Quail at the bird feeder in her backyard. Dan, as she named the bird was confirmed to be in fact a California Quail by our bird experts. The breed doesn’t naturally hang-out in the […]

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Branding birds

October 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Birding, National Audubon Society

Audubon President David Yarnold asks on the Huffington Post today what if birds were as recognizeable as corporate brands such as Apple, Nike, and the like: There’s a fun infographic making its way around Facebook (it originated in Adbusters) that asks viewers to identify the names associated with a handful of common logos, as well […]

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If you’re not Birding the Net, you should be

October 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Birding, National Audubon Society

Birding the Net is starting to heat up. Get into it: Share on Facebook

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It’s OK to be a birder

October 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding, National Audubon Society, Video, Wildlife photos and video

Love this new Audubon video: Share on Facebook

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San Francisco State of the Birds report

October 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Conservation research, Important Bird Areas, S.F. Bay

Today, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture released a comprehensive report on conservation efforts needed to keep birds and their habitats thriving in the San Francisco Bay. The report shows  that aggressive conservation and restoration efforts have succeeded in increasing the numbers of many bird species, but that the continued disturbance of important habitats continue to […]

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And the winners are (drumroll please)

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Flashbirding

Thank you to everyone who participated in today’s firstbird survey. To view the results, please visit our Facebook page. The following people have been chosen to receive the Audubon California gift pack: Keating Lockhart: Scrub Jay. Yolo County CA Karyn Young: Anna’s Hummingbird & house sparrows & goldfinch in Tujunga Ca. Joyce Robinson: Heerman’s Gull […]

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Put a little birdhouse in your soul

October 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, National Audubon Society

In honor of the birdhouse on our homepage — and perhaps on your websites if you’re playing Birding the Net — we offer this classic by They Might Be Giants: Share on Facebook

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Rub shoulders with a birding rock star!

October 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Birding

Have you ever met a birding rock star? If you live in the Los Angeles area, next week you have your chance! James Curie, host of Birding Adventures TV, will be speaking at the G2 Gallery in Venice October 20. In addition to hearing from this telegenic nature-lover, guests will have a chance to hear […]

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Come birding with us!

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Birding

We are excited to announce several birding hikes coming up in the Davis area. Share on Facebook

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