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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Local students help migratory shorebirds of the Salton Sea
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Local students help migratory shorebirds of the Salton Sea

San Diego Audubon Society recently partnered with an elementary school to educate students about birds that rely on the Salton Sea.

"I'm here with over 100 Angelenos waiting in great anticipation to advocate for #OurParks in a few minutes to the LA County Board of Supervisors." Audubon Center at Debs Park Center Director Sarah Miggins supporting #OurParks

Audubon Center at Debs Park is one of the places that will benefit from an LA County Park Needs Assessment report. Learn more.

Starr Ranch Barn Owlets are back in good spirits after banding event

This little one is just chilling.

Don't let 'em take the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher off the Endangered Species ListSpeak up today to ensure that the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher stays protected.

Sacramento Bee opinion piece: Fish win, birds lose in Klamath agreements

Jane Braxton Little spoke with our Mike Lynes about Audubon California's continued to fight to secure water for birds at the  Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge complex, in light of the recent agreement to remove the Klamath Dam:

Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly.

Most of us support their survival in equal measures. So, no doubt, do the conservation groups that were part of two recently approved deals to remove four dams and restore more than 400 miles of habitat along the Klamath River.

But in the settlements signed last month, fish trump birds. Both the pact to remove the dams and one to protect Klamath Basin farmers snub the wildlife refuges that provide habitat for 80 percent of the waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway.

The agreements, which cap decades of often acrimonious efforts to restore the iconic river, leave the 310-square-mile Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge complex high and dry. While the Klamath agreements offer the best hope for the survival of endangered salmon, they offer nothing for the refuges already chronically shorted on water supplies.

“They’ve always been treated as second-class recipients of water,” said Mike Lynes, Audubon California’s director of public policy.

Read the entire opinion piece here.

Audubon Center at Debs Park on People.com

Today People.com featured Audubon Center at Debs Park and our very own Marcos Trinidad. Their article promotes a PSA from Joey Graceffa education people what to do when you find a baby bird. Check it out here.

Audubon Center at Debs Park featured on People.com

Today People.com featured Audubon Center at Debs Park and our very own Marcos Trinidad. Their article promotes a PSA from Joey Graceffa education people what to do when you find a baby bird. Check it out here.

Video explores faulty science behind effort to delist Coastal California Gnatcatcher

Great video from Phillip Grove, a student at Occidental University, about the faulty science behind the effort to delist the Coastal California Gnatcatcher (the funding behind the research also calls up serious questions). As you may know, activists sent upwards of 30,000 letters supporting the endangered species to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. We're still awaiting a decision.

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