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California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

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Brown Pelican coastwide survey on October 15

Join us for the next Brown Pelican Survey on Saturday, October 15. Not only will this be a great time to get out and see one of our favorite birds, but you can also help make a difference for the conservation of this species.

Vaux's Swifts at McNear's Brickyard

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SITE IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ENJOY THE VIDEO HERE BUT DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRESPASS. WE DO NOT ENDORSE UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR BIRD LOVERS TO RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Fall migration is in full effect at McNear’s Brickyard in San Rafael. Vaux’s Swifts are small, cigar-shaped birds that migrate down the Pacific Flyway. These colonial birds historically roosted in tree stags and caves but in current day use man-made structures like the out-of-commission chimney at McNear’s. The McNear family has graciously preserved the chimney for the swifts and is working with Audubon chapters to protect the birds. Watch the video for five minutes of gorgeous swift activity.

Don't make me.

Don't make me put my foot down.

Stupid Bird Humor Week beginsThis week marks Audubon California's second annual Stupid Bird Humor Week. Check out the action on our social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Another indictment of USDA's murky Wildlife Services

The USDA's Wildlife Services agency kills hundreds of thousands of birds each year with little or no oversight from the public. An important read in the New York Times.

Birds that will benefit from the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
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Birds that will benefit from the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

The California desert landscape is teeming with unique species of flora and fauna.

Federal renewable energy plan will safeguard bird habitat in the desert while speeding California’s renewable energy goals
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Feds release bold plan to safeguard desert birds while developing renewable energy

"This plan proves that we don’t have to choose between wildlife protection and renewable energy,” says Brigid McCormack, executive director of Audubon California.

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