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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

In another sign of problems at the Salton Sea, White Pelicans go missing
Salton Sea

In another sign of problems at the Salton Sea, White Pelicans go missing

Surveying finds no American White Pelicans at the Salton Sea at a time when they should be arriving in large numbers.

What's the bird in the original intro to Twin Peaks? We got a little distracted today arguing about the ID of the bird in the original Twin Peaks introduction. It's the first image one sees when the show begins. One source seemed to think it was a Bewick's Wren, which seemed way off to us. We're going with female Varied Thrush. And yes, looking at the range map, it is native to the Pacific Northwest.

Passage of Senate Bill 5 offers hope for the people of the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Passage of Senate Bill 5 offers hope for the people of the Salton Sea

While Senate Bill 5 stands to have a positive impact on the entire state, the people of the Salton Sea have even more cause to celebrate.

Gunnison Island: Home of up to 20,000 nesting American White Pelicans
Water

Gunnison Island: Home of up to 20,000 nesting American White Pelicans

Our Audubon colleague from Utah gives us an update on American White Pelicans on the Great Salt Lake

Seasonal Biological Aides at Richardson Bay enhance conservation and engagement work
Conservation

Seasonal Biological Aides at Richardson Bay enhance conservation and engagement work

Meet the three seasonal biologists and learn about their work on restoration, conservation, and engagement at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Tiburon, California

Golden Gate Audubon opposing new stadium in Oakland

Citing potential impacts to birds and habitat, the Golden Gate Audubon Society has come out in opposition to a proposed new baseball stadium near Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland.

“We’re not antibaseball. We love the A’s, but we want them to stay where they are,” Cindy Margulis, the executive director of Golden Gate Audubon, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “When you put in a stadium and have all the additional cars and traffic, there will be additional contaminants coming into the lake. Oakland is a creative, imaginative city, and I think they can do better.”

Audubon activism keeps anchovy in the water for seabirds
Seas & Shores

Audubon activism keeps anchovy in the water for seabirds

West Coast Audubon network continues its effort to protect some of North America's most threatened birds.

Voters get chance to fund critical parks and conservation
Conservation

Voters get chance to fund critical parks and conservation

California aims to invest $4 billion in access to parks, open spaces, flood infrastructure, public health through bond to appear on 2018 statewide ballot

Working with rice farmers to help birds in the Central Valley

Audubon California's Khara Strum ventures out to Sutter County to visit a rice farm that is flooding early to provide habitat for migratory birds. She uses the visit to talk about our work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the California Rice Commission to provide more habitat for these birds on farms.

Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5
Press Center

Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5

— Senate Bill 5 will allow California voters to decide on critical funding for local regional, and state parks, as well as important conservation priorities, such as the Salton Sea.

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