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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

You can help Western Snowy Plovers on California beaches
Western Snowy Plover

You can help Western Snowy Plovers on California beaches

There are several steps you can take to help this beautiful threatened bird.

Forage fish bill stands to make a huge difference for marine birds
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Forage fish bill stands to make a huge difference for marine birds

Bipartisan Forage Fish Conservation Act is the next step toward safeguarding food for struggling seabirds.

Cool Tricolored Blackbird colony in the Central Valley

Audubon California's Xerónimo Castañeda shows off a great Tricolored Blackbird colony in the Central Valley. Learn more about our work to protect this great species here.

Sights and sounds of the search for Tricolored Blackbird colonies

Our own Xerónimo Castañeda captured these shots from the road during his recent searches through the Central Valley looking for Tricolored Blackbirds. Learn more about our work to save Tricolored Blackbirds here.

Revitalizing our floodplains
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Revitalizing our floodplains

California can solve flood problems by mimicking the natural function of floodplains.

To the surprise of exactly no one, Big Oil opposes Assembly Bill 454
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To the surprise of exactly no one, Big Oil opposes Assembly Bill 454

Not only is the Trump Administration moving to open up new offshore drilling, it also doesn't want oil companies to pay fines for killing birds in spills.

Audubon California statement on passage of vital wetlands protection policy
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Audubon California statement on passage of vital wetlands protection policy

— California Water Resources Control Board passes new policy in response to Trump Administration abandonment of the Waters of the U.S. rule.

Marking off a Tricolored Blackbird colony in Merced County

Audubon California's Xerónimo Castañeda takes us up close to a Tricolored Blackbird colony in Merced County. In just a couple of weeks, the number of colonies in the southern part of the Central Valley has spiked. And all these colonies need to be protected.

Tricolored Blackbird breeding ramping up fast
Tricolored Blackbird

Tricolored Blackbird breeding ramping up fast

More colonies, more nests.

Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes key Assembly Committee
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Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes key Assembly Committee

— Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee passes Assembly Bill 454, which protects California birds in the face of federal rollbacks.

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