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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Over 10,000 inviduals from our network speak up to protect our oceans
Conservation

Over 10,000 inviduals from our network speak up to protect our oceans

Over the last month Audubon California collected over 10,000 comments from individuals speaking out against any changes to our marine sanctuaries, including opening them up to resource exploitation and against new off shore oil drilling. Our chapters were critical partners in these efforts. A big thanks to everyone who spoke up and made their voice heard.

Endangered birds nest at Malibu Lagoon Beach
Conservation

Endangered birds nest at Malibu Lagoon Beach

Endangered California Least Terns are nesting again on a Malibu Beach. This is a good reminder of best practices for beach goers to ensure birds who nest on our beaches have the best chance of survival.

SB 100 sets target of 100% clean renewable energy by 2045
Global Warming

SB 100 sets target of 100% clean renewable energy by 2045

Earlier this year, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, introduced another progressive bill that would put California on the path to 100% clean renewable energy by 2045.

Nearly 75,000 Tricolored Blackbirds protected in 2017
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Nearly 75,000 Tricolored Blackbirds protected in 2017

— In a press release issued today by NRCS we celebrate the five year partnership between farmers and conversations that allows Tricolored blackbirds nesting on farms sufficient time to fledge their young
The origins and evolution of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
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The origins and evolution of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

The decimation of birds by fashion and sport spawned a movement that led to the 1918 treaty that transcends borders and protects birds today

Offshore oil drilling presents a serious risk to California's marine birds
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Offshore oil drilling presents a serious risk to California's marine birds

Our marine program director offers the case of the Ashy Storm-petrel as one species that could be devastated by spill.

Audubon Starr Ranch wraps up its 19th bird banding season
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Audubon Starr Ranch wraps up its 19th bird banding season

The program lets us know how the birds are doing across this important Southern California habitat.

Ready to meet with your Congressman?
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Ready to meet with your Congressman?

Check out this how to guide and other resources used by Mt. Diablo Audubon Society in their first meeting with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.

Monuments, sanctuaries, and offshore oil drilling -- an explainer
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Monuments, sanctuaries, and offshore oil drilling -- an explainer

All these comments on all these actions by the Trump Administration are confusing. Let's break it down.

Trump Administration waiving environmental laws for border wall

The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it will waive dozens of environmental laws and regulations in order to expedite the construction of the first segment of the border wall. This first segment will run eastward from the Pacific Ocean, and will cut through the Tijuana River Estuary Important Bird Area, which contains critical habitat for birds, including birds covered under the Endangered Species Act, such as the California Least Tern, Coastal California Gnatcatcher, and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. We've taken a broader look at how the wall could potentially impact birds.

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