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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Renewing my faith in our democratic system
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Renewing my faith in our democratic system

Audubon member shares his experience at Advocacy Day

A new approach for protecting grassland birds
Working Lands

A new approach for protecting grassland birds

Program will help grassland birds through cooperative efforts with ranchers.

Surveying San Francisco Bay waterbirds for conservation

Oliver Ousterhout, a volunteer at the Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary, shot this terrific video of the center's ongoing waterbird survey. It features some of the staff and volunteers that make this important work possible. His personal website is www.oliverousterhout.com. Credit for the eelgrass footage goes to the Estuary and Ocean Science Center.

Salton Sea’s iconic pelicans and cormorants are quickly becoming a thing of the past
Salton Sea

Salton Sea’s iconic pelicans and cormorants are quickly becoming a thing of the past

— As bird species disappear from California’s largest inland lake, Audubon report calls on state to restore crucial habitats.
You can help Western Snowy Plovers on California beaches
Western Snowy Plover

You can help Western Snowy Plovers on California beaches

There are several steps you can take to help this beautiful threatened bird.

Forage fish bill stands to make a huge difference for marine birds
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Forage fish bill stands to make a huge difference for marine birds

Bipartisan Forage Fish Conservation Act is the next step toward safeguarding food for struggling seabirds.

Cool Tricolored Blackbird colony in the Central Valley

Audubon California's Xerónimo Castañeda shows off a great Tricolored Blackbird colony in the Central Valley. Learn more about our work to protect this great species here.

Sights and sounds of the search for Tricolored Blackbird colonies

Our own Xerónimo Castañeda captured these shots from the road during his recent searches through the Central Valley looking for Tricolored Blackbirds. Learn more about our work to save Tricolored Blackbirds here.

Revitalizing our floodplains
Water

Revitalizing our floodplains

California can solve flood problems by mimicking the natural function of floodplains.

To the surprise of exactly no one, Big Oil opposes Assembly Bill 454
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To the surprise of exactly no one, Big Oil opposes Assembly Bill 454

Not only is the Trump Administration moving to open up new offshore drilling, it also doesn't want oil companies to pay fines for killing birds in spills.

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