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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

California to protect birds as Trump Administration abandons them
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California to protect birds as Trump Administration abandons them

— State is first to affirm that “incidental” killing is illegal

Ruby-crowned Kinglet catching flies. Our friend Carrie Miller caught this great photo of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet catching termites at Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo County. With her phone, no less.

Two Audubon California conservation leaders honored
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Two Audubon California conservation leaders honored

Marcos Trinidad and Samantha Arthur receive awards in their local communities.

Audubon network shows up for anchovy, a little fish with a big impact
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Audubon network shows up for anchovy, a little fish with a big impact

Sporting green and white hats emblazoned with California least terns, chapter volunteers urged fisheries managers to “get active on anchovy" because birds need them.

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.

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