Category Archives: Take Action

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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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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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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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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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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Bird-Smart Glass Now Available, ESA Alert and Updates

Bird-Smart Glass Products Now Available to Prevent Window Collisions Collisions with glass windows kill hundreds of millions of birds each year in the United States, but thanks to American Bird Conservancy’s (ABC) new Bird-Smart Glass Program, a list of 18 tested, proven … Continue reading

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Protect Ospreys From Toxic Chemicals

Ospreys at Risk from Toxic Chemicals Help strengthen toxic chemical reform>> Ospreys are skilled fishers—diving feet first into the water to catch their prey. But these soaring raptors are threatened by toxic substances that pollute waters and accumulate in fish … Continue reading

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Alert: Help birds survive climate change

HELP REDUCE HARMFUL GREENHOUSE GAS POLLUTION   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has broken new ground and proposed its first-ever regulations on a potent source of greenhouse gas pollution—methane from the oil and natural gas industry. The new standards … Continue reading

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Take Action: Tell Congress to Make Bird Conservation a Priority!

The U.S. Congress is working on a bill to fund the government for the rest of Fiscal Year 2016. They have an opportunity to restore much-needed funding for bird conservation programs. They also have a responsibility to keep anti-environment amendments … Continue reading

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Demand Endangered Species Act protections for Tricolored Blackbirds today!

I am worried. As you read this, California’s beloved Tricolored Blackbird is under threat. The California Fish and Game Commission in June denied an attempt to place this rare bird on the state Endangered Species List, and discontinued emergency protections. … Continue reading

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Help Congress Pass the 2015 Bird-Safe Buildings Act

Did you know that collisions with glass claim the lives of hundreds of millions of birds in the United States each year? Birds that have successfully flown thousands of miles on migration can then die in seconds on a pane … Continue reading

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Speak Up for Birds

Now is the time to act for birds. Climate change, the number one threat to biodiversity, leaves up to half of the world’s birds species vulnerable. With decisive action, the birds we love can be protected against the effects of … Continue reading

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Alert: Pristine River Habitat in Jeopardy

The endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher has already lost more than 90 percent of its stream and river habitat. Diverting the Gila River would further imperil this species. Urge Secretary Jewell to reject the misguided Gila River diversion project. TAKE ACTION … Continue reading

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Alert: Oil development threatens migrating shorebirds

One oil spill or accident in Grays Harbor could wipe out a significant portion of the Red Knot population in the Pacific Flyway. Speak out against the development of oil terminals in Grays Harbor. TAKE ACTION ›   Critical coastal … Continue reading

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