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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Q & A with Sarah Rose
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Q & A with Sarah Rose

Our new executive director takes a moment during her busy second week to tell us a little more about herself.

Ariana Rickard at Sacramento protest against new offshore oil drilling

Audubon California's Ariana Rickard whips up the crowd during the Feb. 8 protest against new offshore oil drilling being proposed by the Trump Administration. Many Audubon activists were there to speak out against the proposal.

The Farm Bill is super important for birds

It's hard to imagine any piece of federal legislation more complex -- or more wonky -- than the Farm Bill. But as this great Audubon story suggests, there's a lot in the Farm Bill for birds. Here in California, Farm Bill helps provide habitat for birds on Central Valley farms and protect rare Tricolored Blackbirds, but that's just the beginning.

Citing multiple benefits to conservation, Audubon California strongly supports Proposition 68
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Citing multiple benefits to conservation, Audubon California strongly supports Proposition 68

— $4 billion bond measure on the June ballot will provide critical funding for parks, habitat, clean water, and the Salton Sea.

How will climate change affect grebe populations in northern California?

Courtship dance of Clark’s grebes at Clear Lake. Photo: Floyd Hayes/Redbud Audubon

This week, the Sacramento Bee published an excellent piece on how grebe populations in northern California might be impacted by climate change. The article also highlighted the grebe monitoring and outreach work of three of our chapters, Altacal, Plumas, and Redbud. For more information about our long running grebe project, please see our latest update.    

Fighting for the fish that seabirds need to survive
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Fighting for the fish that seabirds need to survive

Submit your comments in support of smart fisheries management until Feb.8. We'll keep on fighting past that deadline.

Administration move could unravel landmark desert conservation agreement
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Administration move could unravel landmark desert conservation agreement

— Reopening long-settled talks on landmark Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan could set both renewable energy and habitat protection back eight years.
Crowds of birds and people turn out for the 5th Annual Waterbird Festival
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Crowds of birds and people turn out for the 5th Annual Waterbird Festival

Over 500 community members turned out to celebrate the natural treasures in their backyard at Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary's 5th Annual Waterbird Festival

Highlights from the 2017 Christmas Bird Count
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Highlights from the 2017 Christmas Bird Count

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) brings together advanced and novice birders to survey all the birds in their community.

Juncos, Scrub Jays and Phainopepla
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Juncos, Scrub Jays and Phainopepla

Seasonal Ornithologist Kim Geissler shares an update on January bird banding at Starr Ranch. This month included some return visitors and new species.

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