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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

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.

Op-ed: New reasons to have hope for the Salton Sea

Terrific op-ed in Water Deeply from Allison Harvey Turner Allison Harvey Turner, of the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, and Barry Gold, of the Walton Family Foundation, about the State of California's recent progress addressing the environmental and public health crises at the Salton Sea:

"At the Salton Sea, the state has the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to supporting human health, a resilient environment, a strong economy and a sustainable water strategy for Southern California. Now, promising plans on paper must turn into critical progress on the ground. We are closer than ever to solving the Salton Sea crisis. This is the time for diligence and dedication to make it happen."

Embattled Southwestern Willow Flycatcher to remain on Endangered Species List
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Embattled Southwestern Willow Flycatcher to remain on Endangered Species List

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service rejects petition from developers in a victory for sound science.

Raising awareness about the Salton Sea

Earlier this month, Audubon California led a group of chapter leaders to offer a firsthand look at the situation at the Salton Sea. We also co-hosted a community event to raise awareness about the developing environmental and public health crises.

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