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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Terrific restoration project launched by Buena Vista Audubon

Terrific story about a wonderful restoration project being launched by Buena Vista Audubon Socity to restore more than 30 acres of habitat in Oceanside. This is going to help birds such as Cactus Wren, endangered Coastal California Gnatcatchers, and many more.

Threats to the federal Endangered Species Act - and its birds - are beginning to mount
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Threats to the federal Endangered Species Act - and its birds - are beginning to mount

California birds have a lot to lose if efforts to roll back the ESA are successful.

Making sure that water under the ground helps birds above the ground
Working Lands

Making sure that water under the ground helps birds above the ground

"It’s clear that the ramifications of our decisions on groundwater are going to stretch decades into the future, and what we do now will really matter.”

Audubon Kern River Preserve is key battleground for rare bird's future
Kern River Preserve

Audubon Kern River Preserve is key battleground for rare bird's future

Despite Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo's rapid decline, U.S. Fish & Wildlife is considering removing its protected status.

Study reveals killing tactics of Loggerhead Shrikes

Turns out the famous "Butcher Bird" is more of a ruthless killer than previously thought.

California and other states file lawsuit to protect migratory birds
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California and other states file lawsuit to protect migratory birds

— Lawsuit is a response to Trump Administration's announcement that it will not enforce key elements of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
What about alfalfa?
Working Lands

What about alfalfa?

Having evangelized about the habitat benefits of rice farms, Audubon California's Khara Strum is taking on a new crop.

Brown Pelicans getting help from Audubon network
Seas & Shores

Brown Pelicans getting help from Audubon network

This past spring and summer, unusual numbers of young brown pelicans turned up in parking lots, college graduations ceremonies, and streets from Oregon through California. Does this mean our California brown pelican subspecies is in trouble?

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
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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.

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