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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Rapid decline of fish at the Salton Sea prompts dramatic changes among birds

Article in the Desert Sun notes how the rapid decline in fish at the Salton Sea has prompted the near disappearance of fish-eating birds, such as White Pelicans. The state's new director of natural resources, Wade Crowfoot, acknowledges the crisis and vows to take action: "This is a top priority for the Resources Agency."

Stop calling the Salton Sea an accident
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Stop calling the Salton Sea an accident

It doesn't help solve the ongoing problems in the region, and it's also not true.

Waterbird feeding frenzy in Point Richmond
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Waterbird feeding frenzy in Point Richmond

Heightened bird activity highlights key winter food source for birds on the Pacific Flyway.

2019 Winter Wings Festival
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2019 Winter Wings Festival

This festival, organized by Klamath Basin Audubon Society in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019!

Sandhill Cranes at Staten Island - January 2019

Audubon California's Janine Kraus recently captures this great video of Sandhill Cranes coming in for the evening at Staten Island in the California Delta.

Wanted: Short-eared Owl Surveyors
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Wanted: Short-eared Owl Surveyors

Do you love owls? If Short-eared Owls are in your region, consider volunteering for this survey.

Farmers and landowners learn about creating habitat and improving soil health
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Farmers and landowners learn about creating habitat and improving soil health

Event explores ways to support bird habitat on farms.

Legislature's first big environmental proposal of 2019 targets potential federal rollbacks
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Legislature's first big environmental proposal of 2019 targets potential federal rollbacks

Senate Bill 1 would enshrine federal clean water, environmental protection, and endangered species laws in state legislation

Legislation introduced to block new offshore oil drilling
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Legislation introduced to block new offshore oil drilling

California lawmakers among those introducing a flurry of bills

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