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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Working with rice farmers to help birds in the Central Valley

Audubon California's Khara Strum ventures out to Sutter County to visit a rice farm that is flooding early to provide habitat for migratory birds. She uses the visit to talk about our work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the California Rice Commission to provide more habitat for these birds on farms.

Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5
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Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5

— Senate Bill 5 will allow California voters to decide on critical funding for local regional, and state parks, as well as important conservation priorities, such as the Salton Sea.

Making Farmland Work for Wildlife

Photo: Elizabeth Herman

Audubon's new story series "What's a Stake" takes a look at conservation programs threatened by federal budget cuts and environmental policy rollbacks.  The series highlights Audubon California's Conservation Program Director, Samantha Arthur, and her work with dairy farmers to protect Tricolored Blackbird colonies, which is funded by a federal program proposed for elimination.  

Check out this great story here.

Learn more about our Working Lands Program and efforts to protect  theTricolored Blackbird here.

Coastal Commission decision protects birds and vital habitat in Humboldt Bay
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Coastal Commission decision protects birds and vital habitat in Humboldt Bay

— Initially faced with a proposal for expansion, state body approves a smaller project with conditions to reduce adverse impacts on nature.
Encouraging the state to keep its promise on the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Encouraging the state to keep its promise on the Salton Sea

As the state tries to find a way to avoid an ecological disaster at the Salton Sea, local residents raise their voices.

Stop calling the Salton Sea an accident
Salton Sea

Stop calling the Salton Sea an accident

When we describe the Salton Sea as an accident, we not only ignore the truth, but we also undercut the severity of the predicament of the people in nearby communities.

Bayside signage approved in Tiburon
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Bayside signage approved in Tiburon

Audubon California and members of its San Francisco Bay Committee win unanimous approval from the Tiburon Town Council to create interpretive signs along Richardson Bay. These signs will engage and connect the Tiburon community with this natural habitat, its history and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

Celebrating Grebes at Lake Almanor
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Celebrating Grebes at Lake Almanor

Maren Smith shares photos and stories from Plumas Audubon's second annual Grebe Festival last weekend.

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.

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