Category Archives: General Interest

Escondido Christmas Bird Count Reminder!

A reminder that the Escondido Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 31. We welcome birders of all skill levels. Please note that Christmas bird counts are conducted very differently from typical field trips.  Rather than one or … Continue reading

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If Out of Town Thanksgiving Guest Asks Where to Bird

I just put this list together for an out of town birder that sent an inquiry to Palomar Audubon. – Jeff  The Google map link show locations Palomar Audubon birds.  The following locations are worthwhile this time of year: La … Continue reading

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Free Mountain Lions Presentation in Julian on July 15th

  Expert Snow Leopard Researcher Coming to Julian Town Hall Dr. Rodney Jackson, the leading international scientist on wild snow leopards, will be presenting his informative program at the Julian Town Hall, Friday evening, July 15, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 PM.  … Continue reading

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Painted Feathers

Email received from Gabriel Diaz: Hi, I paint a lot of art work. How ever I enjoy painting on bird feathers the most. I get a single turkey feather, and paint birds on them, hawks, owls, name it. If your interested in seeing … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the 30th Annual Bug Fair!

Bug Out With Us! May 21 and 22 Join us for a two-day festival celebrating our winged, multi-legged, squirmy, and sometimes bug-eyed friends. Our highly-anticipated yearly festival features a variety of exhibitors – from exotic insect collections to pet tarantulas, bug-related … 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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2016 PAS Scholarship Award

Palomar Audubon Society has a multifaceted mission, including a community outreach program with several special initiatives. One of these initiatives is our scholarship program. This year we will provide a 100% scholarship award for a week long educational summer camp … Continue reading

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Watch Live—the Albatrosses Are Back!

The Laysan Albatrosses of Kauai return to the big screen. The Return of the Albatross Cam Over two months ago, Laysan Albatrosses began returning from their epic ocean voyages to the green warmth of Kauai’s north shore to breed. Mated pairs … Continue reading

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Is it Legal? The Migratory Bird Treaty Act Clarified

An extra-safe, if inconvenient, nesting place. Carolina Wren nest by Stan DeForest. Every year, the public has questions about nesting birds, particularly those that are conspicuous or somehow compromised. Below, we recap some of these common questions and clarify which … Continue reading

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The Best in Bird Photography

Get excited for the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards by checking out the top 100 photos from last year! The 2016 Audubon Photography Awards, presented in association with Nature’s Best Photography, have begun! Year after year, the Audubon Photography Awards showcase … Continue reading

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Audubon California News — January 2016

AUDUBON CALIFORNIA NEWS January 2016 Birds flocking to tidal marsh enhancement Construction wrapped up in November on our 400-acre tidal marsh enhancement project at Sonoma Creek in the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located in the northern part of … Continue reading

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eNews: The Almost Impossible Task of Filming Songbirds in Flight

Cornell Lab eNews January 2016 Find out how The Messenger captured its gorgeous flight footage in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video. The Almost Impossible Task of Filming Songbirds in Flight How did they do that? The Messenger is a visually gripping documentary filled with incredible … Continue reading

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GBBC eNewsletter

GBBC eNewsletter January 2015 Red-tailed Hawk by Peter Ferguson, first-place winner in the Overall category of the 2015 GBBC Photo Contest. 2015 Photo Contest Winners! And now, one of the most anticipated moments of the Great Backyard Bird Count–revealing the photo … Continue reading

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Olympic Birdfest, April 15-17, 2016

REMINDER: Olympic Birdfest, April 15-17, 2016 Enjoy guided birding trips, boat tours, live auction & raffle, gala banquet, and more. Our featured speaker: noted artist Tony Angell, “Revealing the Secret Lives of Owls”. Join our festival pre-trip: a three-day, two-night … Continue reading

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American Bird Conservancy – E-newsletter

ABC Blog: New Mitigation Policy Will Boost Restoration of Natural Resources President Obama has directed five federal agencies to offset any impact development projects might have on natural resources.…Read more. Beekeeper, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed … Continue reading

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Exciting Events at this year’s Snow Goose Festival

Over 60 Field Trips runWednesday through Sunday. Experience the grandeur where thousands of birds “Flyoff” at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge! George D. Lepp, outdoor and nature photographer, teacher and author, and our Keynote Speaker at the Gathering of Wings Banquet. Ninth … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count Preliminary Results

The Escondido CBC, held on January 2, wrapped up the Christmas bird count season. If our current total of 158 species holds up, we will have broken our previous high by two species. Participants have already posted highlights from a … Continue reading

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Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway

        On behalf of Altacal Audubon, we invite you to the 17th Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway, which will be held January 27-31, 2016 in Chico, CA. We are offering over 70 exciting field trips, workshops, … Continue reading

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