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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

High School students learn how conservation and agriculture work together
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High School students learn how conservation and agriculture work together

Through ongoing partnerships Audubon California works with farmers and students to connect habitat and increase conservation on working lands

Wildlife biologists for the day

Girl Scouts and their leaders check out an Acorn Woodpecker granary at Starr Ranch.

Sixteen Girl Scouts ages 9-10 and their leaders visited Starr Ranch earlier this week on a sunny but warm day to do our "cougars, bobcats, and coyotes" program with seasonal staff, Kim and Liz and become wildlife biologists for a day. Here Kim is showing them an Acorn Woodpecker granary/ telephone pole where many years of acorns are stored.

Making birding, conservation and philanthropy a family tradition
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Making birding, conservation and philanthropy a family tradition

The Ranzs have turned their love of birds and nature into a family commitment to support sustainable environmental causes.

Congratulations to the 2018 Collaborative Grant Awardees!
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Congratulations to the 2018 Collaborative Grant Awardees!

Eight California chapters will receive funding for conservation, education, and monitoring programs that will benefit local communities and birds.

Eight years of the Grebe Project
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Eight years of the Grebe Project

Northern California chapters monitor grebes and educate the public about this fascinating, charismatic species.

Update on proposal to move Oakland A's Stadium near Lake Merritt
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Update on proposal to move Oakland A's Stadium near Lake Merritt

The proposal, opposed by Golden Gate Audubon, has stalled as Peralta Community College rejected plans to build the new stadium on land owned by the district.

Our friend Jim Gain captured this photo at the San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge on Jan 3. Lots of different geese here -- Snow, Canada, Ross's, Aleutian -- but, really, this isn't the kind of photo where you have much hope with IDs.

2018 – the Year of the Bird!
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2018 – the Year of the Bird!

2018 is the Year of the Bird, and it's time for us to spread our wings and advocate for birds around the world.

Sarah Rose named executive director of Audubon California
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Sarah Rose named executive director of Audubon California

— National Audubon Society taps well-known strategic leader to run one of its premiere state programs
Wanted: Volunteers for Short-eared Owl Survey
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Wanted: Volunteers for Short-eared Owl Survey

Volunteers needed for a breeding season survey of Short-eared Owls.

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