Category Archives: Conservation

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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Your action needed: Protect birds from climate change

170 species are in danger from climate change Thousands upon thousands of people just like you raised your voices last year in support of aggressive legislation to address the impacts of climate change on birds and people. Those legislators need … Continue reading

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Audubon California News — February 2016

The Black Oystercatcher is considered an indicator for the health of rocky intertidal shorelines. Threats to this habitat are real and growing: sea level rise, ocean acidification, and increased recreational and commercial use of coastal areas. But there is hope — … Continue reading

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The NestWatch year-end report is here!

Click the cover to read the report. Dear Friend of NestWatch, We’re excited to kick off another nesting season with you. To get things started, we’re sharing our brand new annual report, the NestWatch Digest. In it, you’ll find data summaries … Continue reading

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The Surprising Way Birds Are Trying To Dodge Climate Change

New research shows that some birds are moving faster than ever to keep up with shifting climates. Here’s where they’re going. How are birds like this Florida Scrub-Jay dealing with climate change? New research shows that in the face of … Continue reading

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Endangered Habitats Action Alert

2016 Alert #1    Action Alert Save the Coastal Commission Background The California Coastal Commission administers the Coastal Act, enacted by voters in 1976. The Act’s main purposes are to ensure public access to the beach and to protect coastal … Continue reading

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Keep food in the ocean for seabirds

Off the coast of Washington, Oregon and California lives a close cousin of the puffin, the Rhinoceros Auklet. This amazing little bird can dive to more than 150 feet in pursuit of prey, carry 20 fish such as this sand … Continue reading

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Urgent! The California Coastal Commission’s integrity is at stake

After decades of protecting California’s coast, the California Coastal Commission is under attack by developers who want to oust key staff in order to pave the way for more development and the conversion of California’s iconic coastline for personal gain. … Continue reading

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