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Entries from June 30th, 2012

I fully support your decision to go vegan

June 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Stunning video of a white hummingbird in northern California

June 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Birding, Video, Wildlife photos and video

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New Richardson Bay ecologist profiled

June 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Our colleagues at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary just brought on a new ecologist to help with restoration projects. Rachel Spadafore has also been interning at the Golden Gate Audubon Society, and their blog recently did a great profile of her. We’re stoked to have her on board. (photo by Ilana DeBare) Share on Facebook

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Stanislaus Audubon President says: “I’m for the River”

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, San Joaquin River

Stanislaus Audubon President Salvatore Salerno penned a great opinion piece in the Modesto Bee a few days ago making a strong argument for the restoration of the San Joaquin. As you may know, Congress approved the San Joaquin River Restoration Program in 2009. Audubon California, our chapters in the San Joaquin Valley, and a bunch of […]

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No wonder the Passenger Pigeon is extinct*

June 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird conservation

Found this image online, labeled “Passenger Pigeon slaughter 1884.” We honestly have no idea if this is real or what. But wow. *NOTE: one of our twitter followers found the same image with a newspaper article that identifies the pile as being a pile of bison skulls waiting to be ground up for fertilizer. So […]

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Rare Yellow-billed Cuckoo sighting near downtown Los Angeles

June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird Habitat, Birding, Kern River Preserve

Who says you can’t see rare birds in L.A.? John Garrett, an intern at Audubon Center at Debs Park reports that he saw a Yellow-filled Cuckoo while at work this week in Ernest E. Debs Park. Yellow-billed Cuckoos, while common in the East, have been greatly reduced in the West in the last 100 years, […]

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Study finds that spent lead ammunition still poses grave threat to Condors

June 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Pollution

A new study shows that lead in the environment still poses a serious threat to the survival of the endangered California Condor. The report also indicates that most of the lead found in the giant birds is coming from ammunition left behind by hunters in the wild. Share on Facebook

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15 things everyone should know about birds

June 26th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Bird videos, Birding, Nature education and activities, Video, Wildlife photos and video

With more than 8,500 species of birds in the world, there is a lot to know about birds. But the typical person doesn’t need to go all ornithologist to get by. In fact, if you just know these 15 things about birds, you’ll probably be set for most situations. After you read the list, let […]

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James Currie puts the adventure in birding

June 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Bird conservation, Bird videos, Birding, National Audubon Society, Video

James Currie is fast becoming the most recognizable face in birding, thanks to his popular TV show, “Nikon’s Birding Adventures,” on NBC Sports Network, which is now in its fourth season. He also hosts the action-birding show “Aerial Assassins” on National Geographic, which aired in the United States and worldwide this year. He has also […]

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Hey, I just met you and this is crazy

June 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Hey Mr. DJ

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Move over Samantha Ronson, take a seat DJ Shadow, birds create their own song sets. According to a press release from Duke University, baby songbirds learn the clearest versions of their songs, which shapes their species’ playlist over time. Share on Facebook

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A former movie set is a stellar birding site

June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Birding

Paramount Pictures purchased what 2,400 acres in the Agoura Hills outside of Los Angeles in 1927. The studio established a faux ranch where they filmed western movies. According to the National Park Service’s website: For 25 years, a veritable who’s who of Hollywood practiced their craft at Paramount Ranch including director Cecil B. Demille and […]

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This California bird doesn’t like reality TV

June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird videos

During a taping for the finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County, a bird interrupted the bickering and drama by grazing the head of moderator Andy Cohen. We wonder if the bird was upset at the image the ladies of the show are giving his county? Now known more for silicone than its beautiful […]

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Fish & Wildlife Service expands protected habitat for Western Snowy Plover

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Western Snowy Plover

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Monday greatly expanded the designated critical habitat area for the Western Snowy Plover, which is listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The assignment of 38 square miles along the West Coast more than doubles the protected area for this shorebird. (photo by Mike Baird) Share on Facebook

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As talk continues, Salton Sea continues to fade away

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Pollution, Salton Sea

As the political conversation about how to deal with the Salton Sea continues year after year, this invaluable habitat for birds and other wildlife in the Imperial Valley just continues to wither and die. We were reminded of this by the recent NPR story on the issue, which also highlights the fact that as the […]

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