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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Talking shorebirds and action at the Salton Sea

Birds at the Salton Sea. Photo by Andrea Jones

Great article from the The Western Hemispher Reserve Shorebird Network about the need for action at the Salton Sea with some input from Audubon California's, Andrea Jones. Check out the story here.  

Seen any Pacific-slope Flycatchers lately?
Conservation

Seen any Pacific-slope flycatchers lately?

On the June 15 MAPS banding day at Starr Ranch, Kim Geissler saw 7 Pacific-slope Flycatchers, just one of 31 species seen or captured at the banding station that day.

Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes critical Senate committee vote
Conservation

Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes critical Senate committee vote

— Assembly Bill 2627 seeks to protect California birds in the face of federal attacks on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

A look inside our 2018 Advocacy Day

Almost 70 Audubon chapter members and staff spent the day at the Capitol this week meeting with legislators and working hard to protect birds and the environment in California. Check out the video to see what we were up to and hear from Auduboners from across the state.

Protecting birds at our 4th Annual Advocacy Day
Advocacy

Protecting birds at our 4th Annual Advocacy Day

California Auduboners from San Diego to Redding gathered in Sacramento this week to urge lawmakers to protect birds and people in California

Exploring SF Bay wetlands with Congressman Jared Huffman

A good day for birding at China Camp State Park. From left, Audubon's Andrea Jones, Marin County Supervisor Damon Connolly, Congressman Jared Huffman, and Audubon's Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg.

Staff from Audubon California today led a birding walk with Congressman Jared Huffman and Marin County Supervidor Damon Donnolly at China Camp State Park. Audubon joined with the National Estuarine Research Reserve to talk about how wetlands provide climate resiliency, biodiversity, and recreational opportunities.

Photo: Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg

Our own Andrea Jones stopped by the Red Hill Bay restoration project at the Salton Sea day before yesterday. Doesn't look much like bird habitat at the moment, but our fingers are crossed that this will soon be replaced by much-needed wetland habitat.

A free pass to kill migratory birds

Strong op-ed in the New York Times today arguing that the Trump Administration's moves to gut the Migratory Bird Treaty Act constitute a blanket pass for industries to kill migratory birds. These actions by the federal government are exactly what prompted Audubon California to sponsor Assembly Bill 2627, which is moving its way through the Legislature now.

California voters approve Proposition 68
Salton Sea

California voters approve Proposition 68

— $4 billion bond measure supported by Audubon will fund programs for safe parks, clean water, natural resources protection, climate change preparedness, and relief for the Salton Sea

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