Category Archives: Conservation

Grouse Threats Remain – Experts Call for National Conservation Network

Inside Bird Conservation – October 2016 Sage Grouse Conservation Initiative Making Progress but Threats Remain On the one-year anniversary of new federal Greater Sage-Grouse conservation plans, federal agencies released a report detailing accomplishments to date, and the Sage Grouse Initiative … Continue reading

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Want to bring more birds to your home?

By growing native plants, you provide the food and shelter birds need. To make your space bird-friendly and beautiful, check out Audubon’s native plant resources to find the best plants for your area. Search by the birds you most want … Continue reading

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Alert: Migratory Bird Funding and ESA Exemptions at Stake

As Congress Resumes, Migratory Bird Funding and ESA Exemptions at Stake Right now, the U.S. Congress is working to put together a bill to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2017. Congress has an opportunity to boost much-needed funding levels … Continue reading

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The top 5 threats facing birds and what Audubon going to do about them

You love birds. And so do we. How such beautiful creatures can be so resilient, facing the everyday challenges of the natural world and the feats of long migrations, is truly remarkable. But over the next five years birds will … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – August 2016

Letter Asks President for Progress on Conserving Migratory Birds Leaders from national environmental and wildlife conservation organizations have sent a letter to President Obama asking for the administration to take steps in its remaining months to help better conserve migratory … Continue reading

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Help Save San Diego’s Countryside

2016 Alert #6     Write to Board of Supervisors and  Help Save San Diego’s Countryside  Background Almost exactly one year ago, EHL asked you to write to the Planning Commission to oppose a project that would “blow up” the … Continue reading

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2016 State of the Birds & Conservation Updates

Inside Bird Conservation – June 2016 _____________________________________________________________________________________ 2016 State of the Birds Reports Conservation Works, but More Work To Do  The 2016 State of the Birds report shows that more than one third of all North American bird species need … Continue reading

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology “The State of North America’s Birds 2016 report”

This report is based on the first-ever conservation vulnerability assessment for all 1,154 native bird species that occur in Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico. The assessment was compiled by a team of experts from all three countries. Of … Continue reading

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Your action needed — tell the State to list the Tricolored Blackbird!

Get your comment to the State by June 1 The future of California’s beloved Tricolored Blackbird is in question. Last December, the California Fish and Game Commission advanced this species as a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species … Continue reading

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Keep the skies safe for birds over sensitive habitat

Keep the skies safe for birds over sensitive habitat With more and more people taking drones into California’s wild spaces, there is increasing concern about the impacts of unmanned flying devices on birds and other wildlife. Audubon California is sponsoring … Continue reading

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Alert: Protect the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

One of the oldest environmental laws in our country, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), is coming under attack by Members of Congress. Last year, the House of Representatives passed a provision in a fiscal appropriations bill that would bar the … Continue reading

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Audubon California News — April 2016

You’re invited to join us to count Brown Pelicans in California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja Mexico, on May 7 from 5 – 7 PM. This citizen science birding blitz will capture a comprehensive snapshot of pelican abundance and age distribution. This … Continue reading

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Stop developers — Protect the SW Willow Flycatcher

Stop the developers! Yet another endangered bird is under attack because the habitat it needs to survive is prized by developers and other interests. This time, the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher has been targeted for removal from the Endangered Species List … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – April 2016

 Inside Bird Conservation – April 2016  Report: 10 of the Worst-sited Wind Energy Projects for Birds\ Although we support Bird-Smart wind energy, we’re concerned that hundreds of thousands of protected birds die each year when they collide with poorly sited … Continue reading

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Brown Pelican Birding Blitz – May 7

You’re invited to a Brown Pelican Birding Blitz: We are asking you, our bird lovers, to volunteer your time to count Brown Pelicans along the coast in California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja Mexico to help us better understand the status … Continue reading

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Speak up for Northern Spotted Owls

Tell your rep that birds deserve water too The Northern Spotted Owl has soared through the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years. But if it’s going to have a future in California, it will need your … Continue reading

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Audubon California News — March 2016

The Starr Ranch Sanctuary Barn Owl Cam has been a favorite of viewers around the world for the past several years. Conceived by sanctuary manager Pete DeSimone, who has worked at Audubon for more than 37 years, the cam live … Continue reading

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Join FeederWatch now and receive next year free!

Dear Friend of the Cornell Lab, Thank you for your support of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We want to remind you about an opportunity to join one of the most popular citizen-science programs at the Lab and receive a gift … Continue reading

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