Audublog

News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Passage of SB 100 is a major victory for birds and people
Global Warming

Passage of SB 100 is a major victory for birds and people

— Legislation will help secure a future for 170 California bird species under threat from climate change.
Western Snowy Plover reaches important milestone in its recovery
Audublog

Western Snowy Plover reaches important milestone in its recovery

Protection under the Endangered Species Act is still vital to the future of this threatened species.

Audubon California reiterates support for Senate Bill 100
Global Warming

Audubon California reiterates support for Senate Bill 100

— Legislation will help secure a future for 170 California bird species under threat from climate change.
Important news about migratory bird protection
Audublog

Important news about migratory bird protection

Audubon California is shifting its strategy to pursue lasting protections for birds outside of the Legislature

Fire and birds
Audublog

Fire and birds

Increasing trend of fires in California is putting pressure on bird populations

Seabirds are reclaiming Alcatraz as their own

While Alcatraz was originally named for the seabirds that lived there, the name has become synonymous with the legendary prison there. But now the birds are claiming it back.

Congratulations to Audubon in Action Awardees from California!
Audublog

Congratulations to Audubon in Action Awardees from California!

Five California chapters were awarded Audubon in Action grants to support conservation, activism, volunteerism and leadership. Learn about which programs were funded!

Go Green Radio talks with Audubon California about the Salton Sea

"Learn about it, advocate for it and go visit it, " said Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon California about the Salton Sea in an interview with Jill Buck of Go Green Radio last week. 

The August 3, 2018 episode of Go Green Radio featured a conversation with Jones and Michael Cohen from the Pacific Institute about the Salton Sea and implications for public health and migratory birds if the state of California does not accelerate progress on the implementation of projects to reduce dust and stave off environmental degradation. 

Listen to the full episode here.

The Warning Lights Are Flashing for California’s Once-Glorious Salton Sea

“The clock is ticking for the people—and the birds as well,” says Frank Ruiz, Audubon California's Salton Sea Program Director in this article from NRDC. The article takes a look at the issues at the Sea facing birds and people today and the partnerships between organizations, including Audubon that are working to address the challenges at the Sea. 

The article also quotes Andrea Jones, Audubon California's Director of Bird Conservation.  “Three iconic birds that have used the Salton Sea in large numbers—the American avocet, the eared grebe, and the American white pelican—have all seen significant declines,” says Jones.  

Read the full article here.

Learn more about Audubon California's work at the Salton Sea here.

Climate Change is Taking Down Birds in the Mojave Desert

Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon California is quoted in a Smithsonian article today.  The article, Climate Change is Taking Down Birds in the Mojave Desert, takes a look at the recent findings from the Grinnell Resurvey Project at UC Berkeley, which released their results from the Mojave area yesterday showing a 43% decrease in avian diversity due to climate change.

Read the article here.

How you can help, right now