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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Panoche Valley Preserve opens

After a long court battle that eventually shrunk the size of a solar energy plant in the Panoche Valley, a new protected habitat area has opened. The Panoche Valley Preserve is mitigation for a greatly reduced plant from what was initially proposed. Our friends at the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society helped make this happen, along with several other great groups. It's terrific that this great habitat will be preserved.

Birding is good for your body and soul

Fun piece from CNN about the benefits of birding.

Speaking up for birds amid water debate
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Speaking up for birds amid water debate

As the Trump Administration seeks to revamp how water is managed in the Central Valley, we're keeping birds in the conversation.

Highlights from the 2018 Audubon California Assembly
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Highlights from the 2018 Audubon California Assembly

Chapter members gathered in Long Beach for our statewide Assembly.

National Geographic visits the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary. Fun day at Starr Ranch recently, as a crew of National Geographic came out to film our bird banders, who are contributing feathers to the Bird Genoscape Project at UCLA. Filming started at dawn.

Using wetlands to fight sea-level rise in Southern California

With sea levels expected to rise by two feet in the coming decades in Southern California, planners have devised a strategy to use wetlands and marshes to combat it.

Eelgrass, Herring, and Waterbirds in San Francisco Bay: Threats and Opportunities
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Eelgrass, Herring, and Waterbirds in San Francisco Bay: Threats and Opportunities

A new white paper looks at this invaluable habitat ecosystem in San Francisco Bay

Tangled web of issues complicates effort to protect Richardson Bay's eelgrass
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Tangled web of issues complicates effort to protect Richardson Bay's eelgrass

Illegal anchorages are destroying Richardson Bay's eelgrass. Seems like a simple issue, right? Wrong.

We're quickly running out of time to address climate change

New UN report includes dire warnings and timelines about climate change.

Mayor of Sacramento issues Migratory Bird proclamation
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Mayor of Sacramento issues Migratory Bird proclamation

Darrell Steinberg declared 2018 as the Year of the Bird

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