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, one of fourteen refuges named as essential habitat under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act.
Company that had received an extension allowing older turbines now says it will shut them down to avoid harming birds.
Audubon California was established in 1996 as a field program of the National Audubon Society, overseeing the organization's properties and leading conservation efforts. But our work in California goes back to the earliest days of the national organization, even before its formal founding. Audubon's legacy of conservation and activism in the Golden State establishes it as a force for conservation along the Pacific Flyway. Learn more about it.