Category Archives: Conservation

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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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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Audubon California News — November 2015

AUDUBON CALIFORNIA NEWS November 2015 Witness to the drought Twice a month, Ralph Baker and John Harris from Stanislaus Audubon Society spend a day inspecting habitat and counting birds at the Grasslands Wildlife Management Area in Los Banos. They are … 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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The Great Backyard Bird Count eNews

GBBC eNewsletter November 2015 Pass the word: the GBBC is coming! Northern Cardinals by Ella Clem, Kentucky, 2015 GBBC. GBBC is Coming! Are You In? Greetings from the Great Backyard Bird Count team at Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and … Continue reading

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American Bird Conservancy, November 2015 Newsletter

News for Bird Conservation Partners from American Bird Conservancy, November 2015  Endangered Hawaiian Petrels Moved to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Ten downy endangered Hawaiian Petrel chicks were recently flown by helicopter from their montane nesting area to a new … Continue reading

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Engage in Fowl Play

Sure, some might not seem like the most graceful or glamourous of birds, but we’ve got nothing fowl to say about them. From turkeys and chicken to grouse and pheasants, fowl are definitely something to be thankful for. This fall, … Continue reading

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