Thank you again for your generosity and continued interest in the threatened colony of 50,000 Tricolored Blackbirds.
Your contribution has helped delay the harvesting of the field with the Tricolored Blackbird colony until early May while negotiations continue. This should allow enough time for the colony’s young to successfully fledge and for us to reach a financial agreement.
Audubon California and heroes like you have come a long way toward saving this colony, but we still need to come to a final agreement with this landowner before we can claim success.
Our work to protect Tricolored Blackbirds around the state continues. This weekend, we’re launching a statewide Tricolored Blackbird survey with UC Davis. Expert birders will help us determine an accurate count of just how many of these rare birds remain. We encourage you to follow them as they track down colonies. We will be posting to our Instagram account (audubonca) and on Twitter (@audubonca).
Working Lands Program Director