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Entries from January 31st, 2013

Sometimes the bird watches you

January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, stupid bird humor

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New study shows cats may kill as many as 2.4 billion birds a year in U.S.

January 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Conservation research

Wow, this one’s hard to ignore. A new study conducted by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service has greatly increased the estimated numbers of birds and other wildlife killed by domestic and feral cats each year in the U.S. The numbers are staggering. From the New York Times: In a report that scaled up local […]

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Bird deaths on the decline at Altamont

January 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, S.F. Bay, Wind power

If you’ve been following this issue, you know that the Altamont Pass wind energy farm has long been a black eye on the alternative energy industry because of the massive numbers of birds that are killed in the turbines. The fight against this outrage has been led by Golden Gate Audubon and a coalition of […]

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Ten ways you can help birds in 2013

January 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon Alaska, Audubon at Home, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Bird L.A., Pacific Flyway

We’re several weeks into the New Year, and by now you’ve probably got a good idea how most of your resolutions are going to fare. But before you close the book on your best intentions, let us offer a few opportunities to make a big difference in the natural world around you. The tips below […]

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Save the Date: Audubon Bird Bar at G2 on Feb. 21

January 28th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A.

Here’s a great event for all of our L.A.-area folks to put on their calendars now. On Thursday, Feb. 21, we’ll be gathering at the Audubon Bird Bar at the G2 Gallery in Venice. Be ready for cocktails, food, and feathers along with all sorts of birdwatching, and a tweet vibe! The event, which benefits […]

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Stupid Bird Humor

January 28th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Rare Siberian Accentor Shows Up in Seward, Alaska

January 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Birding

    A Siberian Accentor, a small, sparrow-sized bird of northern Siberia, dropped in on a bird feeder in Seward, Alaska on January 22. There are a handful of records of Siberian Accentors in Alaska; they also occasionally appear in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Check out the photos on the Sporadic Bird blog by avid […]

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Stupid bird humor

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Poison from lead ammo claims three more California Condors

January 22nd, 2013 · 9 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Pollution

Sad news out of Utah this morning, where a California Condor was found dead, presumably due to lead poisoning. This brings to three, after we include two recent death in Arizona. The worst thing about the Utah death was that it was a mature breeding female. (photo by USFWS) Share on Facebook

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Rare Bird Alert: Chestnut-sided Warbler in San Diego

January 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · Birding

According to the list serves, there is a Chestnut-sided Warbler in the northwest side of Pantoja Park in San Diego. This little beauty is a common winter bird in the eastern half of the US and Canada, but is rarely seen on the west coast. If you want to add this warbler to your list, […]

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The best time to save a rare bird …

January 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation

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Helping birds of prey

January 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird conservation

Really great piece in the Stockton Record about the California Raptor at UC Davis. Share on Facebook

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Birds of the Week report from Starr Ranch

January 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird L.A., Birding, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Jennifer Wilcox sends us regular updates from the bird-banding program at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County. Here’s her latest (photo of Band-tailed Pigeon by Tom Sheffield): It felt like summer this week at Starr Ranch and the with the warm winds came a few surprises.  Our third MoSI banding pulse began on […]

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L.A. Audubon’s ‘Kill Your Lawn’ comic book

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon at Home, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A.

If you haven’t seen it, the Los Angeles Audubon Society has the coolest comic book on its website touting the idea of killing your lawn and installing native plants for birds and other wildlife. It was written and illustrated by the students in the chapter’s Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program. Super cool. Share on Facebook

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More sad news out of the Sepulveda Basin

January 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters

The Los Angeles Times is reporting today that the Army Corps of Engineers didn’t even the proper permits when it went in and wrecked a ton of natural habitat at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Refuge over the holidays. Share on Facebook

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