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Entries from March 30th, 2013

California Condors continue to suffer from lead poisoning

March 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

ABC7 has put together a great piece talking about the ongoing threat of lead poisoning from ammunition to endangered California Condors: Share on Facebook

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Only 2 More Days to Vote for Audubon Alaska Bird of the Year!

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska

Northern Goshawks have swooped into the lead! Northern Goshawk 42% Yellow-billed Loon 38% Whiskered Auklet 21% You have until March 31 to vote–pass this along to your friends so they can join the fun. VOTE NOW! (Photo: Whiskered Auklets only nest along the Aleutian, Commander, and Kuril island chains.)   Share on Facebook

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Heading north

March 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, spring migration

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A year of enewsletter art

March 27th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

In 2012 we began featuring bird-lover submitted art in the header of our Audubon California enewsletter. Needless to say, we’ve had some incredibly gorgeous pieces to highlight. If you want to submit your art, please send a JPEG or TIFF that is at least 600 pixels wide to auduboncalifornia [at] audubon.org. In the meantime, take […]

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A daily reminder

March 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation

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Leading scientists agree that lead from ammunition is significant threat to people and wildlife

March 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Late last week, a group of prominent, nationally-renowned scientists in field of lead poisoning released a statement of consensus agreeing that lead from ammunition poses a significant threat to both wildlife and people. The letter opens: We, the undersigned, with scientific expertise in lead and environmental health, endorse the overwhelming scientific evidence on the toxic […]

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Vote for Audubon Alaska’s Bird of the Year!

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Bird conservation

Which bird should be the new Audubon Alaska Bird of the Year? YOU get to choose! There are three candidates from the Alaska WatchList, the list of vulnerable or declining species in Alaska that most need our help. The winner will be the bird featured on our new window decals (like the 2012 one featured […]

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Final Decision on Proposed Road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Delayed

March 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Important Bird Areas

  Today Secretary of interior Salazar announced he would delay the final decision on a proposed road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. This means the preferred alternative—no road—won’t be finalized before he leaves office. In some years, virtually all of the world’s Pacific Brant and Emperor Geese stop at Izembek to feed and rest. Both […]

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Town tries to bring famous swallows back to Mission San Juan Capistrano

March 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Birding, spring migration

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com. Share on Facebook

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Stupid bird humor

March 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

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Wise words on lead ammunition

March 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Lead ammunition, Pollution

  Big thanks to Chuq Von Rospatch for the Golden Eagle image. Share on Facebook

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One of the best sounds in nature

March 18th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding

We’ve long considered the call of the Red-winged Blackbird to be one of the best sounds in nature. This video captures it perfectly: Share on Facebook

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That’s a lot of lead from ammunition in the environment

March 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

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Golden Eagle being treated for poisoning from lead in ammunition

March 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Lead from ammunition has made this one sick Golden Eagle. As Veterinarian Vicki Joseph of the Bird and Pet Clinic in Roseville explains, this female bird was lucky to live, and has a lot of treatment ahead of it. Joseph has treated a number of raptors for lead poisoning and is fairly sure that this […]

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An Alaska Conservation Legend

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Uncategorized

One of the founders of Alaska conservation, Virginia “Ginny” Wood, recently passed away at the age of 95. A pioneering woman aviator during World War II, outdoor guide, homesteader, and conservation leader, Ginny’s legacy includes helping establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and founding Camp Denali lodge, one of the first ecotourism businesses in Alaska. […]

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