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Entries from February 27th, 2013

Shell Announces a “Pause” for Arctic Ocean Drilling in 2013

February 27th, 2013 · Comments Off · Arctic, Audubon Alaska

After a long string of mishaps starting last August and including grounding its drill rig the Kulluk on New Year’s Eve, Shell finally admits it isn’t prepared to carry out exploration drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean in 2013. Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold is quoted in this Chicago Tribune article.   Share […]

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Your voice needed to protect food for seabirds

February 27th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, seabirds

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council, which sets catch levels on the west coast for important seabird prey items like anchovy and sardine, has released a draft of a long-awaited new plan calling for needed practical steps to protect these and other forage species that form the base of the ocean food web. The Council will […]

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We got excited when the cast was announced for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

February 26th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

We got excited when the cast was announced for the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” and there was a Raven in the group … then we realized it was Baltimore Raven Jacoby Jones. #birderfail (Photo by Kmacesweethockey)   Share on Facebook

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Pacific Flyway Audubon chapters did amazing things in 2012

February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Birding, Pacific Flyway

Audubon chapters in the Pacific Flyway did amazing things in 2012. After receiving reports from 91 chapters, we created the infographic below: Share on Facebook

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Les Red Knots

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Zero Dark Birdy

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Agrouse

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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And the Egret goes to …

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

This Sunday, Hollywood will award the top prizes in film, so why not build some buzz for birds by recognizing remarkable achievements in the avian world? Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and their habitats, that’s why we’re calling attention to their amazing feats by nominating some of our favorites in four categories. And your […]

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Fantastic News for Teshekpuk Lake and the Arctic

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Arctic, Audubon Alaska

Today is a stellar day for the Arctic, especially Teshekpuk Lake. The Department of the Interior announced the final decision for the first-ever, area-wide management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska will protect 11 million acres of the most important bird and wildlife habitat from oil and gas leasing. This includes 3.1 million acres surrounding […]

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Join us for a drink tonight in Los Angeles (OK, Venice)

February 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A.

Join us at the Audubon Bird Bar tonight, Feb. 21, at the G2 Gallery in Venice. We’ll have bird-themed cocktails, great food, terrific music, and all kinds of cool people. The event, which benefits Audubon California, will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Your $10 admission covers all your cocktails and food. Let us know you’re coming […]

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Moving forward at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve

February 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A.

Remember that controversy over the holidays where the Army Corps tore up habitat at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve over the holidays? Well, thanks to our friends at the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, things are better now. Share on Facebook

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RSVP for The Audubon Bird Bar tomorrow night in Venice

February 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird L.A.

Join us at the Audubon Bird Bar this Thursday, Feb. 21, at the G2 Gallery in Venice. We’ll have bird-themed cocktails, great food, terrific music, and all kinds of cool people. The event, which benefits Audubon California, will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Your $10 admission covers all your cocktails and food. Let us know […]

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Discarded fishing line is a big danger to birds

February 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird L.A., How to help birds, urban conservation

We were strolling on the Belmont Pier in Long Beach a few weeks ago and snapped this photo of a container for used fishing line. Given the harm that monofilament line can cause birds, it’s great to see people stepping up to get this danger out of the environment. Monofilament fishing line is amazingly strong […]

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Rare bird alert: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

February 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Birding

According to the list serves, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is in the  Arroyo Grande Creek area of San Louis Obispo County. This beauty is normally found in Texas and  other parts of south central United States. Aside from giving the bird an elegant flourish, the forked tail helps this flycatcher make swift turns when it hunts […]

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Condors and lead ammunition

February 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Pollution

Great video out of Oregon about the incredible people who have helped bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction, as well as the continued threat from lead poisoning that still presents a danger to condors and other birds in the wild. Take a few minutes to watch: Watch Condors and Lead on […]

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