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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Los Angeles Audubon seeking funds to sustain critical program for Western Snowy Plovers
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Los Angeles Audubon seeking funds to sustain critical program for Western Snowy Plovers

Chapter is soliciting funds from the public after federal grant is suddenly canceled.

New York Times op-ed: Migratory shorebirds face risk of extinction

Western Sandpiper Photo: USFWS

Fascinating piece in the New York Times over the weekend about the increasing challenged that migratory shorebirds face on their incredible journeys across the globe. Audubon, in partnership with dozens of international conservation organizations, recently unveiled a plan for the conservation of Pacific Flyway shorebirds throughout their migration area.

Owens Lake gets important habitat designation

A large flock of birds at Owens Lake, including many Northern Shovelers. Photo: Janine Kraus

This weekend, Owens Lake was named a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site of international importance. That's not bad for a habitat area that just a few years ago hosted a small group of birds clinging to the last vestiges of habitat. The story of the lake's transformation is one of great perseverance. We at Audubon California are proud of the part we have played in the area's comeback.

KMIR-TV launches Salton Sea series

Local television station KMIR today launched the first in a series of pieces about the Salton Sea. Today's piece is about the history of the Sea. Learn more about our efforts to find a solution at the Salton Sea here.

Fresno Audubon supports Proposition 68

Fresno Audubon is one of more than 30 Audubon chapters supporting Proposition 68. Chapter President Robert Snow talks about how his community needs more parks so everyone can have a chance to enjoy birds and nature. Let us know that you're a YES on Prop. 68.

Los Angeles Times endorses Prop 68

The Los Angeles Times goes big today with a strong endorsement of Proposition 68. Let us know that you're a YES.

Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes key Assembly Committee
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Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes key Assembly Committee

— Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee passes Assembly Bill 2627, which protects California birds in the face of federal rollbacks.

Bobcat Ranch and Audubon's Conservation Ranching program

Audubon California's Bobcat Ranch is a participant in Audubon's Conservation Ranching program. Learn more about that program here.

Tricolored Blackbird gets new protections in fight to stave off extinction
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Tricolored Blackbird gets new protections in fight to stave off extinction

— California Fish and Game Commission adds struggling bird to state endangered species list.

We've had enough. It's time for Scott Pruitt to go. This ad ran in major newspapers today.

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